So this is my attempt at the “effortless chic” look that French women have perfected – down to their signature converse sneakers (except the French woman would be wearing a black blazer instead of a cardigan)…I’m not sure I pulled it off, but it’s definitely comfortable 😉
Last week was a crazy blur of shopping, working and visiting my dad in Florida. He’s somewhat of a fashion critic himself, and we had a discussion about style: is it better to LOOK like you put effort into your outfit, or look like you didn’t put any effort into your outfit, yet you still appear fashionable and put together (the “effortless chic” look so many editors talk about)? Sounds weird I know, but we hear so much about achieving the “Parisian/effortless chic” look, which is essentially throwing things on that just “go” together without really thinking much about it – you just know it will look good.
I suppose this is what I always try to achieve, especially lately that I don’t change my outfit once I put it on. I have an arsenal of pieces I can choose from, and I generally know what goes together well, so I don’t have to think very much about what to wear. Which frees my brain up for other VERY important things 😉
But is there really such a thing as effortless chic? Do you see women who have that “look” and think that their style is “effortless”? or that they spent time thinking about what they’re wearing?
I don’t know the answer…I’m asking you!