After 3 short weeks in Europe, I have been inspired by European style. Overall, the people are much more fashion-forward than in the US. I especially loved the style in London. Men and women both seemed effortlessly chic and oh-so put-together. Here’s a London inspired look I put together:
Armor Lux Cotton Stripe Tee $54 at Bloomingdales. Aqua Slouchy Paperbag Pleated Shorts $34.80 at Bloomingdales. ASOS Colour Flash Oversized Cats Eye Sunglasses $10.11. Elliott Lucca Saddle Bag $198 at Endless.com. KOOKY Back Strap Flats $100 at TopShop.
French sailor stripes, paper-bag waisted shorts, oxford flats, saddle bags, and cat-eye sunglasses were all hot items on the London scene. Cat-eye sunglasses have recently been spotted on S/S 10 runways like Prada and also young Hollywood fashion icons like the Olsen twins have been seen sporting the shades.
Nautical stripes are always a summer fashion staple so go for a high quality cotton tee so it can last beyond the season. If you’re planning to pair it with paperbag waisted bottoms, make sure to tuck in that top. Paperbag waists only look flattering with a tucked in shirt so don’t plan on wearing it with a flowy top as it will add unwanted volume to your midsection.
Have fun shopping!