As this look has somewhat of an artsy touch, the courtyard of the Louvre Museum was simply the perfect place to stage the outfit. Whereas I love the Palace, I am not so sure about the Pyramid. It is indeed iconic and has an interesting edge, but also really contradicts the surrounding Baroque architecture. Nevertheless, no one can argue about the incredible art collections on display here – whenever I am in Paris, I make sure to explore another section of this huge museum.
Just like the background scenery mixes styles, my look also combines quite a few trends from the last decades.
1. The Denim Jacket – from gaining popularity in the US during the 50s, to becoming very hip again in the 90s, it came back into our closets last year. To be honest, I didn’t think I would ever wear it again – guess the all-over denim style of my early teens left some bad memories. BUT as we know: never say never in fashion! Thanks to my pathetic inability to clean out my closet, I can still pull out the key pieces whenever they make a comeback.
2. The Hippie Era – this pleated red paisley maxi skirt could easily come from the 70s, just like the turtleneck sweater.
3. The Chelsea Boots – a classic in my weekend-wardrobe, especially in autumn and spring. Normally I really like to wear them to jeans, but in this case I found the combination with the skirt quite interesting. To show you an alternative I also quickly changed into strappy sandals, as the look then sends a different style message.
Which version do you prefer?
Photos by Emjo Kats