In my Her Campus McGill interview, I discuss the serious French influence I’ve embraced since moving to Montreal. The French attitude towards dressing is admirable for a multitude of reasons. The red lip paired with messy hair and no makeup exudes a sort of confidence that nobody else can seem to achieve.
While the boyfriend jeans-blazer-heels look made famous by the French is unarguably cool, however, I’ve been more interested in classic, retro French looks. My preference for the past of course took Montreal’s French style inspiration and twisted it into a 60’s French attitude that I sometimes try to integrate into my outfits. I think my fondness for it comes from the tiny voice in my head that wants to add a bit of polish to every outfit I put on.
For this winter look, I took a suede mini – very reminiscent of the 60’s – and paired it with a tailored Peacoat I stole from my mom’s closet. The flats and turtleneck, both classic French essentials, were thrown in for that extra Parisian flare. And if I’m being honest, the hat and socks are primarily for warmth. I can’t show a winter look that’s going to make you totally freeze!
To compensate for my incredibly long and unintentional hiatus recently, I thought I’d start posting again. Although I haven’t been posting on here, I’ve been frequently uploading pictures to Instagram and my Tumblr! (So no, not all of these are from Instagram). Check out these recent looks of mine and let me know what you think!
Dress, X-Generation / Slip-Ons, Steve Madden / Bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs / Arm Cuff, Nordstrom
The first thing my dad said to me when he saw this dress was, “Megan, they hemmed your dress wrong!” Of course he was kidding, but the hem is something that stands out as a little strange. What I love about an abnormal hem, however, is that it can take a plain black shift dress and turn it into something that really catches the eye. I’ve realized that while our basics are important, the pieces that you’re going to wear on their own need to have some “wow factor” in order to keep the outfit stylish, rather than simple. xx
Turtleneck, Zara / Jeans, American Apparel / Leather Jacket, Hinge / Leather Baseball Cap, Nordstrom / Shoes, Chinese Laundry
I recently got this leather baseball cap at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, and despite my initial hesitation to wear it out, I have actually worn it multiple times! It’s officially that time of year again when wearing all black is totally okay. Along with that, I have also started to become more daring in my black outfits. When you’re completely monotone you have to come up with another way to make your outfits interesting. To achieve this, this year I’m going to add touches of leather whenever I can! A sleek leather jacket or a daring leather cap is all you need to take your black outfits to the next level, and I intend to do so! xx