If you follow Fashion Weeks (the usually twice-yearly spectacles where designers show their collections for the upcoming season across multiple cities) you may have noticed that the street style seen during these periods has become a bigger media spectacle than the collections themselves. Often impractical and outlandish, sometimes witty and amusing, these getups are meant to compete for attention. Suzy Menkes in 2013 referred to it as a “circus” which at the time angered many fashion bloggers. But there’s one group that seems immune to that sartorial ante-upping: the French fashion editors. Editor-in-Chief of Paris Vogue Emmanuelle Alt and her cohort (sometimes facetiously referred to as “French Voguettes”), and Virginie Mouzat (Editor-in-Chief of Fashion at French Vanity Fair) always seem to bring a welcome dose of understatement to the scene. They are the masters of Nonchalant Chic, and overall their style inspires me more than any other. Mouzat especially has some elements to her style that I find translate well to my own, and she remains one of my primary style muses.
She sticks mostly to darker neutrals in variations on modern classic styles. She rarely tucks shirts in, and I’ve almost never seen her cinch anything tightly about her waist; there’s always an ease to her tops. She also seems to appreciate a good leopard print. 😉 I had her “French fashion editor” style vibe in mind when I put this outfit together.
The top is from Covered Perfectly; this one is the Pleated V-Neck. I like the detailing on the neckline, which also creates a nice bit of drape in the front. I especially like that the softly curved V-neck isn’t too low, no camisole required. The fabric is that same lovely micromodal as the other Covered Perfectly tops I’ve reviewed, and hits the sweet spot between soft and structured. It’s washable, and is made in the USA. It’s available in black, teal and purple, and in Plus.
Covered Perfectly ships free both ways in the US, and worldwide shipping is available. Be sure to use code UF20 to save 20% on up to two items. Top was provided by Covered Perfectly for review.
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Do you look at street style blogs or websites, or peruse upcoming designer collections? Does it influence your style?
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