Header Affirmation 4 – FASHION SHOWS/RUNWAY
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Sharon Haver, Fashion Expert & Style Advisor

  • Rethink what you have: What they wore to couture & how you can get the look

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Everyday French Chic Style with confidence & poise… oh right, it’s what “they” were wearing at Paris Couture Fashion Week

    Today’s post is more about the confidence in style from within you that creates the illusion  of something even more spectaluar that any couture garmet on the runway. For me, it’s the new definition of chic that I want you to understand and master.

    Let’s see how you can do it, because YOU can.

    And, I bet you have some very similiar pieces in your closet right now. -S.H.

    It’s a matter of attitude and understanding yourself when it comes to master these easy, everyday looks that are high on style and low on fuss.

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    It’s the confidence and poise that these women carry themselves with that turns the ordinary into extroidinary. That’s what you need to understand about French chic style, it’s the simple everyday gear that looks great when it’s worn with confidence.

    Sure the clothes at the couture shows are precious and in the six-figure price range, but that didn’t restrict these show goers from rocking their own personal style to the max while out & about.

    Just take a look at what these women wore to the couture shows, these looks are utterly simple yet because its celebrities wearing them in a grand situation you’d think they’re bigger.

    But take a closer look, these are basic outfits you may even already have in your closet, yet it’s the attitude here that makes each look terrific. They’re beautiful clothes that don’t wear the wearer, and let’s not forget that these outfits were worn to the ultimate of all fashion shows… Haute Couture!

    Let’s look at what “they” wore and you can pull it off too in your own life…

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    Downtown Rocker Chic-

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    From Ines de la Fressange in her signature skinny jeans to Dakota Johnson (to be seen in 50 Shades of Grey) in slick black leather, what makes each of these ladies standout is their nonchalant attitude when rocking the ultimate in go-to cool classics. Just take a look at the stance of each one; totally relaxed yet ready to stand sharp and strike a pose. And no, it’s not just because of the leather gear. It’s all in the attitude of the wearer.

    Clockwise from top left: Dakota Johnson, Ines de la Fressange, Jillian Banks

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    Casual Summer Florals-

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    While Lily Collins vibrant mix & matched outfit is obviously a bold and youthful take on wearing florals, her look sure makes for a colorful take on a standard summer print. That said, both Alice Dellal and Alma Jodorowsky went the easy chic route by pairing their colorful floral trousers with simple tops that work to highlight their poppy bottoms while framing the face with solid shots of color.

    Clockwise from top left: Lilly Collins, Alma Jodorowsky, Alice Dellal

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    Classic & Ladylike-

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    As they say, you can never go wrong with classic, ladylike shapes, especially when they come in standard black, grey and white. What works for each look is the utter simplicity of silhouette and detail which in turn keeps all eyes on the wearer’s attitude and poise.

    Clockwise from top left: Marion Cotillard, Chiara Mastroianni, Poppy Delvigne, Isabel Huppert

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    How many looks similiar to these do you own? Would you have the confience to wear them to a very glam event? Do share in the comments below.

    Photos: Fos.onsugar

    Published on July 10, 2014

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