I spent the last weekend flipping through some fashion magazines when I realized something – there is nothing as elegant and classy as the French fashion sensibility. It’s not for no reason that Paris is considered the Fashion Capital of the World – there is something about French stylistics that is truly exclusive, unique and lovely.
And here’s what that is – minimalism. The French fashion mantra is to keep your look clean. That’s not the same thing as going in for simple, classic clothing. Minimalism is about making your clothes the heart of your ensemble, having very few accessories and letting the makeup be subtle. And personally, I’m all for such styling. Which is why, I decided to put together a look featuring an outfit by French brand Turbowear and you can see the outcome for yourself.
The dress is a flowy, A-lined number made of cotton jersey and net. It has geometric patterns, cutwork neck and nape detailing and deep, summery shades. I live the slight net border at the hem of the skirt which gives a huge edge to this outfit. I believe one can never go wrong with French Styling be it any occasion.
To highlight the outfit, I wore nothing more than small pearl earrings and a black pearl bracelet. I chose a pair of open-toed mid-heeled sandals, which added a delicate, feminine touch to the look. I carried along a yellow crossbody bag which complemented the yellow in the dress – you do need a roomy carryall for a day out with friends for sure. For an evening do, I would have taken a simple black clutch instead.
I also did carry a light jacket with me, but that was more for functional purposes – it tends to get chilly here in the evening during Spring.
Since I kept the accessorising minimal, the cut outs in the neck and nape area of the dress – which add so much oomph to the outfit by showing skin in a coy way – got highlighted well. Had I added afew more accessories, this statement dress would’ve lost its charm. I realized that such French styling is perfect for days when I don’t want to be bothered with accessorising and heavy makeup. I could then even wear such a dress to office, though only if paired with a black blazer and block heels for a more formal look of course.
I like that this dress has that versatile quality – even though it’s light and summery, it can be worn for formal occasions if styled intelligently. And versatile clothing is the forte of Turbowear. They make beautiful outfits using edgy accents and unique detailing, which tends to draw much attention in fashion-friendly crowds. You can visit their collection at the website : http://www.turbowearshop.fr/
I can see myself wearing quite a few items from their collection. What about you? Feel like experimenting with the minimalist look? Do share your thoughts…