In the second part of my Paris series – a few travel snapshots. The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, walks around Saint Germain, The Marais and along the Seine… I loved walking up to the Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre and seeing views across the city (shame about the clouds!) and Notre Dame at night was quite spectacular.
The white shirt is one of those ‘wardrobe essentials’ I find very difficult to get right. Not only do I find it difficult to find the perfect classic white shirt, I find it hard to obtain a white shirt with a twist, something a little different but still in the essentials vein.
These photos were taken in Austin, Texas just before I left America. I love this oversized shirt shape, how the sleeves fall long and the feeling of being cocooned. I don’t think there is anything sexier than a simple style like this – a white shirt being a wardrobe staple for work wear or worn with jeans on lazy weekends.
With a twist:
And one for the boys:
With thanks to Steve Wampler Photography and Alex Suarez for the images.
Back in 2010 I remember a resurgence of skirts and dresses with splits on the catwalk, I’m thinking specifically here of Versace (never shy of exposing the thigh, I admit), Lanvin and Zac Posen. I found this amazing high-waisted slashed maxi skirt in the Rodarte for Opening Ceremony collection and well, I couldn’t do splits by halves so I just went for it.
The design of the skirt is incredibly flattering. The high waist gives a sculpted look with enough fabric before the slashes begin to make me feel ‘secure’ in wearing it. The splits stop just shy of being too revealing although it’s still a bold design to carry off. Don’t ask me about walking down the stairs* or gusts of wind….
There are some amazing pieces available in this kind of style right now. I’m particularly noticing leather skirts with splits in – Rodarte designed a shorter version of this here in leather, for the same collection for Opening Ceremony. I’ve included some of my inspirations for this style here – I’m particularly drawn to the Burberry Prorsum mustard dress above and the ASOS pencil skirt in mint is on my never-ending wish list (a perfect spring skirt!)
Image above: left to right: Burberry Prorsum slash front silk dress; ASOS pencil skirt in mint and Lanvin side split beach maxi from Net a Porter.
Above, left to right; Cecile halter maxi dress from Reiss (see me wearing this dress here); Rodarte for Opening Ceremony slit leather skirt and McQueen split leather pencil skirt on Net a Porter.
Will you be daring to brave the split this year, Blog Reader?
*I don’t care, I’m wearing a little piece of Rodarte and I shall get taxis EVERYwhere.