How to wear a millefleurs blouse? Millefleurs is French and means thousand flowers, a background or style of many different small flowers and plants.
I wear: Millefleur Shirt by Hallhuber, Black Sunglasses by Paul Smith
Millefleur shirts are really cute and and very, very feminine – usually way too romantic for me but I do love the millefleurs prints and pattern. If you are more of a Rebel type and not 100% Romantique than you have to clash your millefleur blouse with some cool girl accessories to avoid the frumpy housewife look!
I wear: Floral Blouse by Ralph Lauren, black Skinny Jeans by H&M
For me there is only one style combination of a millefleur shirt that works:
Cool Jeans (for me skinny fit), Converse high top in black, white or blue and edgy sunglasses- see Alexa Chung, there is nothing to add, she nails it yet again!
Day 2 at London Fashion Week! Today I dressed for London’s ever changeable weather in a pastel pink coat, topped off with cat ears. Rebel went for the classic look in black skinny jeans, a white shirt and brimmed hat to catch the tiny raindrops that descended upon us during the day.
Rebel is wearing:
- White shirt from Gianfranco Ferre
- Black Skinny Jeans from Zara
- Leopard print pointy flats from BCBG
- Blue hat from BCBG
- Chained cross body bag from Gianfranco Ferre
Romantique is wearing:
- Pastel pink coat from Max & Co AW2014 as seen on Hanneli Mustapari who’s fronts Max & Co’s new AW campaign
- Black skinny jeans from Topshop
- Pink bag from Bally
- Snakeskin flats from DV Dolce Vita
- Gelato pink sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana
- Macaron bracelet from Les Nereides N2
- Cat ears alice band from Bijou Brigitte
- Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac
Toucans, palm trees and flowers – tropical prints prints will make a totally cool statement as the temperature heats up. The bright patterns and colors let you take a journey without leaving your home town. Let these powerful patterns be the focus of your outfit by pairing pieces with basic bottoms. But remember, a little goes a long way, so choose one tropical piece and keep everything else simple otherwise you will be looking like Jennifer Lopez’s 2000 Grammy Versace dress.
Aloha, I tried different tropical shirts from ZARA’s men department. Naturally, no tropical print style is com pletewithout polarized sunglasses.
What do you think which tropical shirt works better for me, the left or the right?
On me: Zara tropical print pants from the 2012 summer season
I get often draw inspiration for my casual styles from men street style outfits; love his casual tropical cool look.
A navy and white striped Breton shirt is part of of everyone’s wardrobe, bien sur! A classy and timeless piece.
But what if you’ve become bored lately with the style classic? Just replace navy with broad, brightly coloured stripes for an injection of life! Or how about doing Rebel’s favourite pattern clash, stripes and florals? Just be creative, mix and match and have fun!
Rebel is wearing: Floral trousers from Zara, pink and orange striped jumper from TK Maxx. Pointy heels from Buffalo.
Romantique is wearing: Pink and orange striped cashmere jumper from TK Maxx (same as Rebel’s), silver toe-cap ballet pumps from Hispanitas. Jeans from Stefanel, little Hermes-esque top handle bag from Picard, Ballerina necklace from Les Néréides.
Squares, checks and tartans are autumn’s definitive prints, are you also infected? Tartan is back in a big way and I could buy a new check shirt every day. From Ava Gardner’s bikini to the sofa of Audrey Hepburn, to Anna Karina’s Coat, to Lauren Hutton’s plaid to Romy Schneider Tartans are girl’s best friend.
On me: H&M Shirt, J Brand, Boots & Sunglasses by Hogan, Scarf by Burberry
Checkmate coats, jackets, shirts or pants are everywhere you look this season, from grunge-tastic, tartans, to gingham checks – I absolutely love them! Going along with the nineties revival and in particular grunge style, I am definitely feeling a checked shirt and checked jacket could be on the fashion cards. I’m thinking bold check style, most likely an oversized option, layered over skinnies, with just a hint of Nirvana.
California grunge, was the inspiration for Hedi Slimane’s second women’s collection fall 2013 for Saint Laurent, the biggest shock for all fashion journalists! Creative director Hedi Slimane sent a valentine to the women of ‘90s indie rock, most especially Courtney Love – sparkly dresses, combat boots, plaid flannels, moody florals, dark eye make-up, oversized sweaters, and undone hair were all present on the runway, making Saint Laurent the grunge princess’ new favorite go-to brand. This grunge trend is not limited to the Saint Laurent catwalk; we’re seeing heavy nods to the nineties everywhere.
On me: Jacket by Cerruti, Skinny jeans by Blessed & Cursed, shirt and heels from TK Maxx, Glasses by Stella McCartney
For a sunny day in Wimbledon village I am wearing: Checked monochrome blouse with shirt collar from Max & co. Pointy patent flats from BCBG
I really love living in Wimbledon in summer, especially at the time of the tennis. When it’s not raining cats and dogs (as it often does during the great British summer), the village is awash with tennis spectators, TV and Sports commentators, tennis players and celebrities. During the tennis, the London district dresses itself up: Colourful flower pots hanging from houses, fences and lamp posts, every shop is decorated in tennis themes, public viewings made comfy with sun loungers and huge screens.
This little Wimbledon local is selling refreshing strawberry lemonade to the tennis tourists
Denim white pencil skirt from Esprit.
One of the impeccably groomed front garden in Wimbledon
Blue polka dot blouse from Van Laack, lace style belt with jewel heart from Moschino, white pencil skirt from H&M.
To fit in with our French theme this week, I dressed in the colours of the french flag: Blue, white and red. In the 18th century, French sympathizers with the cause of liberty raised a tri-coloured flag of blue, white and red. These have become the emblematic colours of that century’s two great revolutions: The American war of Independence and the French revolution. While the United States adopted the demonstrative design of stars and stripes, the French, with Cartesian simplicity, opted for three equal vertical panels.
These hues also happen to be the colours of the nautical Breton style! But rather than stripes, today I felt in the mood for a blue polka dot shirt and the ever so slimming pencil skirt in summery broderie anglaise fabric. Completed with navy mini wedge espadrilles from RAS and the little straw bag from Misako.
The blouse (from van Laack) is a bit too big so I casually knotted it and also tried the combination of clenching it in with a belt to give it more shape.
Thanks to Rebel’s suggestion, I bought these red Versace wayfarer sunglasses and I am absolutely in love with them. At first I thought they are too flashy and not my style, but I’m surprised that they fit with lots of outfits. Great accessories can really make or break a look. Read Rebel’s post on red sunglasses here.
White charm bracelet with little knives and spoons from Les Nereides
Different ways of wearing white shirts and printed skirts
Oh how I love a white shirt – for obvious reasons; You can style it in so many ways: casual with jeans, feminine with skirts or elegant with a leather skirt for the evening.
Whether it’s a pencil skirt or voluminous bubble skirt, a printed skirt and a white shirt always works.
I am wearing a white from Stefanel and navy-pink bubble skirt from Max & Co SS2013. White sunglasses from Moschino.
Printed Celine pencil skirt and white blouse paired with a nude cropped jumper
White blouse with pintucked plastron bodice from Stefanel
Slogan Tees are attention seeking, look-at-me garnments I steer away from – usually. There are T-Shirts for which I gladly make an exception – like this Anna Wintour Tee with one of my favourite quotes from her: “You either know fashion or you don’t”. For me, fashion is an expression of my personal style and how I want to be perceived by others, and that, you either know or you don’t
On styling the Slogan Tee, I’ve taken a style leaf out of Rebel’s book and combined the Anna Wintour T-shirt with a structured jacket (Bouclé Jacket) with limoncello Jeans from Luella.
Anna Wintour Slogan Tee from My Boo
Slogan Tee and pleated skirt for the delicate look