I got a snap mail ( is that what Snapchat mail is called? Snap mail? BTW, my username is ‘laurynevarts’ ) asking about what the hell to wear in these specific cities.
If you know me,T you know I’m a HUGE believer in dressing for my environment. If I’m in Paris, you better believe I want to feel Parisian-chic to the max. If I’m in LA, I’m more grunge. And if I’m in Cabo, I will dress to the occasion in flowy skirts, neon bikinis, & off the shoulder dresses.
So anyway, it’s no surprise that I researched each place I was going before we went to make sure I was dressing for the place.
Paris was & is my favorite styled city ( fully shocking, I know ). I love, love, LOVE IT. Like I want to throw out my whole closet after spending time there.
I wore sassy French booties the whole time, scarfs ( specifically like this ), & red nails. Exhibit A.):
I wish California had more seasons. It sucks that it’s like sunny here when it’s October, you know? That sounds like I’m complaining over perfect weather but perfect weather to me involves heavy seasons.
Ok, so now that we’ve got that covered, let’s talk about New York City.
New York City is a total showoff really. The styles are always on point & there are four seasons…which means you can get really creative in what you’re wearing.
Here’s one of my favorite get-ups in NYC:
At night I wore a bunch of white or black lace, which I loved because I could take lace all the way through the trip to Milan & Paris. I feel like if you do lace right, it works VERY WELL. Of course, lace can also be done wrong. Some examples of this would be too much lace, hooker-ish lace, & lace on accessories ( this would have to be done in a very specific way to feel chic ). Lace is sort of like leopard. You know, there’s FABULOUS leopard & then not so fabulous leopard styles.
Ok, on to Milan!
When we were in Milan it was rainy so naturally a black, trench raincoat was perfect for the weather. I’m also all about a quality rain boot that goes right under the knee ( they’re super flattering ). Another thing I noticed immediately about Milan fashion was that every girl was rocking a really amazing black wide legged pant. You kind of can’t go wrong with a great palazzo pant & a tight fitted black long sleeve top. Very chic, right.
Again, another white shoe because I just really love them. Supposedly you’re not supposed to wear white sneakers in Paris & Milan but a bunch of local girls were wearing them soooooo…I wore a lot of my white shoes still. Tra-la!
Anyway, as you can see all my picks will not break the bank ( actually most of them are under $100 ).
You do not have to spend a billion dollars to look chic. Keep it simple, invest in staples, & always add a tiny pop of color.
Hope these looks have inspired you!
Chat soon, lauryn x
+ Lake Como post to come!
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