In the next few months I will be travelling around all over the place.
I am excited… I admit to never losing my love of travel.
What I don’t like is thinking about what to wear and what to pack.
Planning my wardrobe has made me focus… focus on who has a style that I like, that I find wearable and that is relatively practical.
I thought of Emmanuelle Alt.
She gets it right time and time again… her choices are classic, simple and most importantly they work for most occasions.
Alt is clever in the way she dresses… she knows what suits her and whatever she wears is a variation on a theme.
Jacket, slimline pants…flats, stilettos or shoe boots.
Her jacket changes by length or by detail… her pants and shirts change colour or formality, by season or by occasion.
She embellishes with a straightforward shape… not fussy, not frilly.
A brass button, a leather tassel…a tuxedo lapel or a longer length… the elements are different but her fashion philosophy is always the same.
Classic with a cutting edge and less is very much more.
All this has lead to an idea.
Shop French Essence has had a makeover.
Regularly I will be updating the Shop with looks that inspire…the women we admire… from the runway… from my favourite street style fashion.
I hope that it will be an easy way for you to choose items that compliment what you already have in your wardrobe… or a spark to reinvent the pieces that you own and encouragement to wear them in a new way.
I like the way French women work their wardrobes… don’t you?
Visit the Shop and be inspired… xv