|Isn’t this silk Oscar de la Renta pleat front navy blue and white blouse absolute perfection? Imagine it with your navy trousers with the white stripe down the leg.|
From cocktails and a chi-chi dinner party (or a three star restaurant) to the theatre followed by a sumptuous souper or late evening super, Frenchwomen have a no fail formula for looking ever elegant and appropriate for myriad after five occasions.
They have, as you know, many solutions to dressing situations, but this particular combination of tuxedo trousers and a beautiful blouse is something so quintessentially French and a look that I really love that I thought — while you’re still (virtually) in Paris — I would show you what you might consider wearing for one of your last evenings before you head home. . .
|Fresh and elegant: Navy blue tuxedo trousers with a white silk chemise.|
The ingredients are simple and easily adaptable to each woman’s personality, figure and taste. All you need are the following:
- A pair of tuxedo pants. In this case we continue to work with our navy blue basics which means Stella McCartney’s version with the white stripe down the legs which will, in this case, dictate some chemise choices.
- For our purposes we do not need a jacket.
- A cummerbund or one of the grosgrain ribbons we always take with us doubles as the accessory that ties up the party look.
- Shoes, your choice: ballerinas, kitten heels or higher heels — you decide.
- An “appropriate” evening bag which has many definitions, again your call. It could repeat the navy theme or be wildly colourful which is always fun. Scale is important, nothing too large.
- Jewels, always jewels. . . these simple ensembles need some bling.
|Non-stop navy blue.|
What I love about these combinations is the comfort and, if you pardon the word, “security” they guarantee. Ever elegant, ever chic, ever appropriate. . .what more could one demand out of her wardrobe?