I am still on a travel high from my trip to Paris! The food, the people, the fashion, the atmosphere: it is all around an absolutely amazing city. You would think that I wouldn’t be phased going to the other great destinations of the world being a native New Yorker and all, but I must admit that I would move to Paris in a heartbeat.
In between all the sightseeing and champagne sipping, I was able to get some shopping done. One of the first places I wandered into was Camaïeu which is a go-to for affordable flirty fashion. I have been loving the varsity jacket trend that is exploding for the season so naturally a wool maroon version with black faux leather sleeves caught my eye. I wore it immediately the next day and have already debuted it here in New York City yesterday. It is the perfect way to stay warm while the weather is still chilly and it looks great with everything from denim to a form-fitting black mini dress.
The coolest way to wear it of course is by pairing it with menswear-inspired pieces for a look that is part jock and part retro. French women have mastered the art of blending masculine and feminine pieces so here are my favorite picks to help you do the same for Spring.
Boy by Band of Outsiders is one of fashion’s hottest lines and the Easy End Shirt ($255) will be definitely be one of your most worn pieces. Oxfords are the easiest and most comfortable way to add a menswear flair to your ensembles and Tibi’s Cap Toe Flat Oxfords ($290) are statement makers in animal print canvas. Another Alexander Wang bag that I absolutely love is the Walker Doodle Print Backpack ($450). I initially thought backpacks were childish, but upon seeing them around, they’re a great youthful way to do a handbag for the season.
Camaïeu’s Varsity Jacket is on sale for just 19,95 € (approximately $28) so it was quite a steal. Visit www.camaieu.fr to see their present collection and make sure to visit one of their many boutiques while traveling in Europe and the Middle East.