Street style… or watching what is happening on the streets is the best way to appreciate and learn about fashion … A city like Paris can change your way of thinking in minutes… it is hard to know where to look… and sometimes Paris can be a full-on sensory overload… but that’s all good, because from that, new ideas and ways to re-invigorate our look and our wardrobes evolve… Sometimes the addition of one accessory, a new style of shoe or a cut of pant… can not only make us look more stylish and up to date but also make us feel so much more chic.
In Paris it seems that many of the girls wear oxford/brogue lace ups with shorter jeans and pants… boyfriend style or straighter leg… but definitely an above the ankle pant… I understand that you could be thinking… ‘school shoes’… is she crazy? Let me say, there was nothing schoolmarmish about the girls I saw wearing these shoes… and there was no age limit either… older, younger and in-between were looking pretty fabulous in their lace-ups.
The brogue and the loafer has replaced the ballerina… when we are talking flats at least… and flats did seem to be out and about… This is great news for those of us who find heels a trial… Don’t for a moment think I am giving up my heels… after all, a heel is a heel is a heel… and nothing changes an outfit like a heel… but there are days when comfort must prevail… Truthfully, I am so delighted to swap my ballet flats for a brogue.
I am lacing up my new Oxfords, taking them out and giving them a walk… xv
THE ‘PARIS’ WEEKEND