Originally published on 25/9/13
Some of my friends have asked me to put together an easy, yet chic, outfit they can wear to the school gates. I am happy to oblige. I know how busy mums get during term time. It is all rush, rush, rush. As a busy woman, you need to create an outfit that will take you
anywhere, from the school gates, to shopping, to casual meetings with friends or going on various errands. I wanted the outfit to be versatile and wearable in most places. This is the kind of outfit that you would see many French women wear in France. So, if you love French style, look no further. This outfit is simple and chic, perfect for busy mums.
This is why I chose the above pieces, as these should be part of your go-anywhere staples.
- A pair of black skinny jeans that can be worn with probably any top you own. I could have included a pair of dark blue denims but they might be too casual for some places, such as a school/teacher meeting. These, however, are très versatile.
- A long-sleeved striped top. As any French woman will tell you, me included, you should always have one in your "guarde-robe", or wardrobe. In either black & white or navy & white stripes, short or long sleeved, they will be your work-horse of tops.
- A pair of nude ballerinas is also a staple in most women's wardrobe, especially the French. They are very comfortable to wear and more suitable on the run than 5-inch heels. I chose a pair adorned with sequins for a fun look. Your daughters will love them! "Maman, j'adore tes ballerines!"
- This red handbag will add a splash of colour to your whole outfit. Both the classic colour and the leather will help to make this bag a classic item of your closet.
Let's not complicate our outfits. Let's keep it simple in order to get it right. Always.
For more advice on French style, please check out my book How To Be Chic &Elegant.
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I'm Marie-Anne Lecoeur. I teach women how to upgrade their style and think, shop & dress like a French woman in my Ecourses and The French Chic Academy
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