This photoset has me feeling like I'm sitting on a balcony in Paris, overlooking the streets below. Of course, it doesn't help that I'm dressed like a classic French girl, in my crisp white button down and stretch denim.
However, instead, I'm sitting on the rooftop of a shopping mall, listening to homeless men yell at obscenities at each other below. While it's not as romantic as the idea of Paris sounds, it's the reality of the "glamorous" San Francisco. It's part of the charm of the city and, while I've never yet been to Paris (I'll get there one day!) I assume it has its fair share of quirks, too.
While I dream of a summer spent in Paris, at least I can recreate the classic French girl style. The French girls are all about their effortless, well-tailored pieces, which is something that I also absolutely love. While I adore a good accent piece, my main wardrobe is made up of a bunch of well-fitting, basic staple pieces, which is what I personally think everyone's wardrobe should be build upon. But I digress. The French girl wardrobe-specifically the minimalist French girl wardrobe- has really captured my attention over the past few months. I've really begun to realize the importance of simplicity, and how even the simplest looks can create beautiful art, sans accessories or details of any kind.
I think this look is the epitome of just that: classic, simple, yet sophisticated and timely. And while the French usually opt for designer pieces, you don't need a fortune to recreate this look- this Uniqlo blouse can be found for under $20, and these jeans for under $100- merveilleux indeed!