Friday, February 17, 2017

Parisienne // Striped Midi Skirt + Sweater

striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
matt and & nat vegan leather olive parabole crossbody bag
wills vegan shoes london block heels tan black patent chanel
votch vegan leather pink and gold blush watch
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
Sweater: BP at Nordstrom // Shoes (): Wills Vegan Shoes //  Dress (worn as skirt):  Who What Wear (similar here and here) //  Bag: Matt & Nat // Bracelet (): Kristine Lily // Watch (): VOTCH // Lips: Tarte 'Bae'

Let's talk breaking style rules.  I'm sure you've heard of more than a few so-called "style rules" as prescribed by "experts" that tell you to steer clear of a certain thing while getting dressed.  For example, I always grew up hearing that horizontal stripes aren't to be worn because they make you look wider.  Or that turtleneck's aren't stylish because they cover up the collarbone, a part of the body that's universally thought of as feminine and therefore should be exposed.  There are also a few special "rules" that apply to petites, like the rule that you cannot wear ankle strap heels because they cut you off at the ankle and make you look shorter.

Well, I'm here to say: throw those style rules out the window, and wear whatever the heck you want.  I didn't have any silly regulations in my mind as I put together this outfit, which was inspired by that effortlessly chic Parisian style.  I paired a few minimalistic and classic items like this black mock-neck sweater, a black and white striped midi, and my favorite pair of shoes, these block heels.

At the end of the day, fashion is our greatest form of self-expression and if we listen to all the rules, we won't have anything left to wear.  I happen to love horizontal stripes, and I'll continue to wear them.  I love that turtlenecks and mock necks are back in style right now, but even if they weren't I would still wear them because they're so cozy.  And no matter what kind of shoes I wear I'll still probably look short, because I am short, so I'll go with my block heels any time!

23 comments:

  1. Love the skirt! XO -

    Anna | www.parkavenueblogger.com

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  2. Love this skirt girl!!
    You look so pretty!

    ~Adriana
    www.leopardmartini.com

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  3. Such a beautiful skirt! Love your watch and bag!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  4. This is such a cute Parisian look, adore the skirt.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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  5. Hi Julia, this look is gorgeous. Love this skirt and your handbag! You looks tunning.
    X

    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  6. Wow totally in love with all the whole look! tHis skirt is so stunning dear!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: RUFFLE TOP AND VELVET LOAFERS

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  7. Such a sweet look! Parisian chic is my all time fave! You rock it like no other, Julia!

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  8. I agree about throwing the rules out and wearing what you want. You always look so chic! Loving the stripes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. I definitely agree with wearing whatever you want! You look so Parisian chic in this skirt!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  10. This outfit is SO adorable! I love the length of the skirt and how effortless it looks!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  11. So feminine + ladylike, babe- and I dig that red lip on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. This is such a sweet and pretty look. I love the monochrome vibes! Have a lovely weekend :)

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  13. Absolutely loving your style lately! That skirt is gorgeous, and so versatile.

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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