Easy French Daywear

6 October 2023

France has long been the capital of chic style and leading fashion trends. From the extravagant courts of King Louis XIV to the reign of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, we’ve been inspired by French fashion for hundreds of years.

The casual, laid-back look of the modern day has us inspired this month, and we’re putting together some easy French daywear looks that will see you through autumn and beyond. The star piece is the spectacular Vivienne skirt, which is sure to brighten up these autumn days.

The Vivienne skirt

The striking metallic bronze of the Vivienne skirt by Des Petits Hauts will add some dazzle to your  outfit. Designed in Paris, the stunning midi skirt goes with absolutely everything and is as easily paired with a warm knitted jumper as it is a floaty silk blouse. Read on for some fabulous items to pair with your Vivienne skirt for that perfect French “je ne sais quoi”.

Boots by BA&SH

Casey boot

Part of BA&SH’s Caitlin collection, the Casey boot is a elegant Western-style ankle boot. A bevelled heel and suede feel are absolutely timeless and are the perfect contrast to a floaty skirt. Fitting with BA&SH’s key values, these stunning boots follow an eco-friendly manufacturing process and are made from sustainable materials.

Caitlin boots

If you like your heels a little bit narrower and a little bit higher than the Casey offers, then take a look at the Caitlin! Following a similar style, this stiletto ankle-boot ups the glamour with an 84mm heel, tone-on-tone topstitching and a pointed toe.

Claurys boots

If you’re out and about and on your feet for a lot of the day, then the Claurys boots will ensure your full comfort. With a small, stable heel, simple pull-on design and stunning look, you’ll be both relaxed and stylish. Paired with the Vivienne skirt, these feminine cowboy boots make for an irresistible look.

Knits by Des Petits Hauts

Banelle jumper

Nothing keeps you cosy through autumn and winter like a knitted jumper and the oversized Banelle by Des Petits Hauts adds an extra layer of fun with its colourful chunky striped pattern. Choose from pink for a contrasting look, or mocha for a more monochrome feel to your outfit. Either way, the super soft, fluffy Italian yarn is the perfect material for the season.

Baloha cardigan

Throw the Baloha cardigan on over a plain tee, or wear it on its own. With raglan sleeves, pretty sparkly buttons and a choice of four gorgeous colours, you’ll be hard-pressed to pick just one favourite. The kid-mohair and wool blend is lovely to the touch.

Aramis roll neck jumper

Make sure you’re warm from top to toe with the knitted Aramis roll neck jumper. The high neck with a slouch look is quintessential of French daywear and super comfy to boot. Three neutral tones - grey marl, latte and black - make this jumper easy to pair with anything, and allows the colour of the Vivienne skirt to really pop.

Chelry jumper

Stand out with the striking pattern of the Chelry jumper. The shades of cherry red are simply delightful while the chunky knit makes this an ideal choice of top for the cooler weather.

Shirts by BA&SH

Prisca shirt

The timeless Prisca shirt is an excellent item for everyday use. Feminine and pretty, it has long cuffed sleeves, a high ruffled neck, and braiding down the front. Made of 100% sustainable cotton, it combines both modern style with a hint of attractive antiquity. Paired with the Vivienne skirt, it’s a winner every time.

Milac blouse

This denim-look Milac blouse is actually 100% cotton. The charming cut and sophisticated style, along with its deep colour, make for an excellent look that gently hints at the romanticised adventure of the Wild West. Long sleeves are perfect for autumn, and pleats to the front add a feminine touch.

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