On Monday I was talking about Parisian vibes in my new favourite slogan t-shirt, today I’m talking about the French Riviera as that’s exactly what came to mind when I put this outfit together.
Breton stripes have always reminded me of France and the classic blue and white design whether it be on a top, shorts or trousers is something I believe almost everyone will own in some form in their wardrobe. The French have always been known for being effortlessly chic yet it’s never because they’ve put together a really complex or intricate outfit, it’s always simple pieces put together in such a way they just emanate glamour and luxury. I tried to keep that in mind when I was deciding what to wear during the heatwave last week.
I’ve had the shorts for a few years now but often only wear them on holiday. The high waist design is perfect for my shape and I love that they have pockets. To avoid taking anything away from the shorts, I wanted to keep it simple on top but I also wanted to avoid getting any tan lines from wearing a vest and that’s where I pulled out an old white bodysuit which with the ruffle detail, goes perfectly with the shorts. The clean and fresh white works well in complimenting the white on the shorts and with sun-kissed skin from my recent trip, it definitely exudes French Riviera chic.
The red bag with the Bonjour slogan and red shoes finish off the look, again complimenting the stripes and bringing a pop of colour. I don’t like white shoes, black would have been too dark for the overall look and nude would have looked a bit strange with the clean, crisp white. My grey shoes would have gone well but I’ve been wearing them a lot recently and they are a bit safe. Red is much more appropriate for this look and the lace up detail of the shoes works well with the shorts, elongating the legs (always a winner) and adding a luxe feel.
Now I just need to get myself to the French Riviera…