They are back!

I am talking about clogs of course! Clogs have never been updated but they are making a real come back this Spring/Summer!

So it's time to:
- take them out of your wardrobes
or
- starting hunting for the pair that will put you on the "Clogs side of the Fashion"...

Some people hate clogs and others love them. One is never too old/tall/small (etc..) to wear them, it 's just a question of envy and allure.
My style tip: when downtown keep your outfit simple, feminine and elegant.
Are you still hesitating?
Maybe this selection of outfit ideas will make you change your mind (or not)! 

 Who says that clogs are for warm temperatures only? Wool tights and feminine winter outfit like this one work very well! (anthropologie)


  Easy  match with a pair of jeans, the yellow color socks add some style and personality to this casual outfit. (Mrs dnstd.Pinterest)




 Clogs and a blazer =  a good combination! To be noticed: the hemline that shows off the ankles! (Naomi Watts)


 Striped cotton top + Accessories (hat, bag, socks) for a very nice Look. (Nathalieoffduty)


Clogs + Wide legs pants that are also very trendy this season. So chic, with a simple but well tailored top! (Rachel Comey)


And now my selection of Clogs!


1-Ancient Greek, Netaporter 2-Gioseppo, Zalando 3-Swedish Hasbeens 4- Kerstin Adolphson 
5-Lotta from Stockholm 6- Michael Kors


How to choose your LBJ?

Trying to find the Little Black Jacket, you know the one that will suits you perfectly can be tricky. It s easy to get lost among the huge choice that brands offer. In other words and as we say in French:"Trop de choix tue le choix" or "Too much choice kills the choice".
The Little black Jacket is a wardrobe staple, a timeless classic, something that will follow you through the seasons. And for that reason, you need to focus your attention and make a good choice. In Wardrobe Audit sessions I have seen too many ordinary little black jackets, it s too bad isn it?
Here are a few things to remember:
1- The Cut: as always, never give up on this: The Cut! It s better to own one perfectly tailored black jacket than 3 that just don't fill well.
Style tips: For a flattering silhouette the length should stop below or above the largest part of yor hips.

2- The Fabric: 60/70% of coton or wool with a little bit of Polyamide and Elastane is fine. Avoid 100% Linen since it wrinkles easily. Polyester is very strong but it creates static electricity , Polyamid is strong and cheap but doesn't absorb sweat.

3- Details: does the jacket have a particular detail? A leather shawl collar? Beautiful buttons and/or lining? Made with an original fabric? A black jacket is ordinary enough it needs a little something special.
Style tips: If you are crafty, changing the (plastic) buttons is a good idea to personalize your jacket.
Look under the collar for a felt lining which allows the jacket to double as outerwear when it is cold.

Last but not least if there is a flap in the back don't forget to remove the little thread that is supposed to keep the jacket in a good shape when it's still in the shop. 

And now enjoy my selection!

Shiny Black Satin  / Mauro Grifoni

Zebra! / The Kooples

Lace sleeves / Anna Studio

Great cut and fabric! / Eple & Melk

Jacquard effect/ Laura Clement/La Redoute

DarkBlue and Black/ Paul Smith

Animal Print on the collar/ Virginie Castaway/L exception

Tights: 5 Style tips

It's wintertime and the temperature is low but it's not a reason to hide your hemline. Show off your legs with some leg warming staples that will match your dresses or skirts. I have often been asked in wardrobe audit sessions about how to choose and wear tights.

Here are a few style tips:
1- Favor Quality to Quantity. Unless you wear tights with an uniform you don't need to buy the same black opaque tights in bulk. For the same price pick some beautiful ones that will enhance your legs. I usually recommend: Wolford, Gerbe, Christian Dior and Pierre Mantoux (Made in Italy).

2- Go for diversity with:
Dots

Giovanna B with Hosiery tights


Burgundy 


Sheer embellished for Alexa Chung




3 -Matching your tights with your shoes helps to elongate your legs but you can also choose some with a different color  (like below) for a less classic and more edgy style. 

yes to yellow!



4 -Pay attention to the patterns that should enhance your legs and not make them look thicker.


5 -Last but not least style advice: favor light texture (15, 20, 30 denier) with a midi or knee length skirt and keep the opaque ones (40 to 80 deniers) for  mini-skirt/dress. 
Now you are ready to survive the cold in a stylish way!