Fashion Over Reason: Laissez Faire

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Laissez Faire

Fashion Over Reason, Zara trench coat, classic French style, wardrobe staple, all black, Chanel leather loafers, Suburban Riot canvas tote bag, red lipstick MAC Lady Danger

Once in a while, I like to swap my trusty two-legged bottoms for an airy, more feminine option, also known as the skirt. My tomboy ways have most likely made the sight of me in a flirty look a bit jarring, but I assure you, skirts are something I often engage in wearing. As long as it has monochrome sensibilities, it's a garment that I feel incredibly comfortable in, if not for its breeziness, for the fact that it balances out my ensembles comprised mostly of loose, body-uncon tops.

Remaining faithful to my personal sartorial intuitions, I kept it streamlined and by doing so inadvertently gave myself a bit of a French girl slant. Maybe it's the trench? Or perhaps the lipstick? Or the combination of the two? Either way, it's all finished off with a laissez faire attitude.

Classic pieces, Zara trench coat, Madwell boxy tee, H&M flippy skirt, Chanel leather loafers, Suburban Riot canvas tote bag, MAC Cosmetics red matte lipstick in Lady Danger, Ray-Ban aviators, Central Park East, 5th Avenue
Trench - Zara (try this)
Top - Madewell
Skirt - H&M (try this)
Loafers - Chanel (these are also amazing)
Tote - Suburban Riot (love this one)
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Lipstick - MAC Lady Danger

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Samantha Mariko said...

nice spring coat and flats! looks clean and fresh!

deltreylicious said...

Très joli look!
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Melissa said...

I'm in love with your look, so simple but so girly & elegant!

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic said...

It's not even the trench or lipstick, you just ooze French chic anyway (heart eyes emoji)!!

Jade | The Jade Aesthetic

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I love the chic simplicity of this look! And this reminds me I have to pick up my trench at the dry cleaner!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Allie said...

Beautiful trench! <3

Sweet Madame Blue

Rea Lemnusha said...

Lovely post.

Alexis Crawford said...

I love this outfit. It's definitely still tomboy esque without looking like it! Tres Chic ;)
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A Very Sweet Blog said...

Love the outfit and trench!!! You look great :D

The CHIC Insomniac said...

You look gorgeous!!! Love the look!!

The CHIC Insomniac

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I fully support the simplicity :) Beautiful outfit! You know it's funny that after living in Britain for a decade I've grown to think of the trench of a British kind of chic rather than French... Must be all those Burberry influences. ;)

Unknown said...

Nice and easy combo :) Look so fresh and chic!

taislany said...

I love the coat.. very classy :D


charmeuse said...

really great :)

Pinkoolaid said...

you look lovely :)

Pinkoolaid said...

you look lovely :)

Johanna said...

I love your trench. Zara makes the best jackets, I swear!

Sam said...

You exude elegance and sophistication in everything you wear and this chic trench truly signifies that. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jeannette said...

Very nice!!! Love your Sunglasses

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ilovetrends said...

Pretty cool outfit!

Carolyn said...

love this classic look!

Coco said...

A trench over a lbd sounds like top class to me!
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Unknown said...

I love that you paired a trench coat with the little black dress. It's a very chic look!