We had the most fun in Paris for fashion week, and we’re not gonna lie, a huge part of it was in the putting together and the wearing of some beautiful outfits! As you may or may not have noticed, as sisters we absolutely love to dress the same but different, similar but not identical to each other, especially for fashion week where you can really show off your style on the streets! We were super lucky to have been able to collaborate with some beautiful designers for Paris, but also some of our absolute favourite high street brands too! Something we really love is to be able to mix designer with high street, and something we particularly enjoy is making those more affordable pieces look high end, well, we strive to do so anyway!
So without further ado, here are the outfits we wore in Paris, each of which you can click to shop at the links below:
For day one our looks were inspired by the the latest Burberry collection, maybe our favourite yet and one that has definitely received some high praise and a lot of traction in the media since its launch. Specifically, we are obsessed with the check, all of the check, from their classic Nova check with the (genius) rainbow addition, to the red patent tartan trench of absolute dreams, this collection has certainly checked all the boxes in that respect, was that too cringe, apologies. So in the absence of the red tartan trench, we decided to hunt for a red trench coat to pair with our H&M red tartan trousers. Yes these featured back in H&M’s beautiful Christmas campaign, but we have seen a lot of red on the streets recently despite the impending arrival of Spring in London and the inevitable surge towards pastel colours, so we felt we could give red tartan one final push before we retired it until AW18/Advent.
Our red trench was hunted down pre Paris, and it was meant to be, a French vintage find on the app Depop, and it was satin, we are in love with it! Its also a little oversized so we could fit a chunky red knit underneath, and together with some sassy red Miss Selfridge sock boots in the style of those Balenciaga boots, Alice’s look was ready. We paired this look with our new Boohoo tartan blazer dress from their LFW Dressing Suite, a navy fluffy wool bag from our own brand Amelia Jane London, a black beret from Amelia Jane London also, and some black over the knee boots, we felt that these were necessary due to the cold weather!
Shop our red tartan looks:
A quick change for the evening as we were heading to L’Avenue for dinner with friends. Jessica Russell Flint, a brand that we have been fans of for a while, have recently launched their first Ready-To-Wear collection and it is honestly the collection of printed dreams! We opted to match a silky shirt and trouser suit set with the dress in the same selection of prints, and we felt like Parisienne Princesses, certainly after a few Mezcals (kindly donated to us by the owner of L’Avenue who saw eight girls out for dinner on a Friday night and knew they needed a little tequila for the table to get the party started.)
These outfits will be available to shop soon, in the meantime check out the very beautiful Jessica Russell Flint SS18 Collections here.
Day two, and we decided to go for a black and tan look! We had been desperate to base a look around a vintage brown coat with faux fur collar in leopard print, which used to be our Grandma’s. Our Grandma loved fashion and travel, and she would have loved to have thought of us wearing her coat to Fashion Week! Alice wore the coat with some beautiful wide leg pants by Shop Tobi, a cream chunky knit from ASOS, and boots by Public Desire. Liv wore a black bomber jacket with embroidery detail with a tan tweed and cord high waisted midi skirt, both by Sadie Clayton via Wear The Walk, and Dorothy Perkins black boots. We both carried bags by one of our favourite brands Mayra Fedane who had a showroom in Paris but our timings didn’t work out to pop in and see them, (sad face, but maybe next time!)
Shop Our Black And Tan Looks:
Skirt, available soon
Coat – Vintage
Later that night we were off to Hotel Costes (see our Paris Hotspots post for more on where we went, btw) for a fun Saturday evening with friends, so we went for a dress for Alice and a playsuit for Liv both by US brand Shop Tobi. If you haven’t heard of Shop Tobi yet, they have some lovely pieces and ship internationally. Our boots for this look were the same boots we wore on day 1, cuz you know, suitcases, space, etc. Liv’s beret is again by Amelia Jane London, Alices bag is our little black Gucci Marmont that we have got so much use from, its seriously the handiest little bag especially when travelling!
Shop our red and black looks:
Our first look for the following day was inspired by the beautiful new Reserved collection of pastel shades that we spotted at their London Fashion Week lounge at 100 Wardour Street. We weren’t sure if we would get to wear this look in Paris due to the weather, but it had brightened up by this point so we were lucky! The look was based around the most insane sports luxe piece from Reserved, a cropped shell suit style jacket that we were obsessed with! We paired this with a lilac skirt from Reserved too, and Liv wore this look with some Public Desire boots in almost the same shade. Alice wore a lilac jacket to match, vintage, but this time from our mum (we like to keep it in the family) paired with one of our wool collars and berets both by Amelia Jane London for extra cosiness, and our trusty Topshop Jamie flares in black because they are smart enough to be smart and casual enough to be casual and are the best jeans ever.
Shop our lilac looks here:
Jacket – Vintage
Our final outfit from Paris was another mix of vintage and high street, and a mix of prints, something that we really enjoy doing and we have noticed a lot of this fashion month! In true English-Girl-in-Paris style, we both opted for a beret too! Our brown bags were both by Lautem via the team at Platform Creative and we were obsessed with them, brown is a colour that we rarely wear but we seemed to be feeling the vibe for Paris, it must be something about the city, the nostalgic feel it has and the history that emanates from its every crevice, there really is something beautiful at every turn, and we wanted to try to do it justice with our outfits.
As these outfits are not in stores now, they aren’t available to shop, apologies! 🙂
We hope you enjoyed this post, we had the best time in Paris and although we are glad for a break in between, are already excited about next Fashion Month! Love Olivia and Alice Xx