Right now I’m buzzing (almost literally) over a few of my new favorite fashion pieces; all of which I’m pulling back with me from across the Atlantic. Oh, they aren’t particularly earth shattering but I’m smitten with what Paris and London have got going on right now and have been eagerly waiting to share it all with you!
First though, a moment to gloat because you know what’s stinkin’ impressive? Parading around Europe without spending a single cent on clothes. BOOM! Go try it. I dare you! Honestly, this wasn’t a real challenge in London – holy cats, that place is expensive! – but Paris…. oh, man. Fortunately for my piggy bank, we were carrying our lives on our backs and additional weight was less than welcome. I really could have squeezed a few tops into my pack had I felt so passionately motivated. But hazzah! I was good and I resisted.
That aside being said, I give you the four fashion trends that London and Paris simply cannot get enough of.*
4. Printed pants – Paris, France
I am pretty darn good at waiting out the “new hot thing.” I still don’t own a smartphone if that gives you any idea about it. But my God, printed pants for dayyyyyys! I was skeptical at first about this. It’s so uncannily reminiscent of the 80’s I want to scream. My viewpoint does appear to have shifted though and at this point I fear I’m only a few coral chevrons away from diving legs first into this trend.
3. Black tights – London, England
Have I mentioned that tights are my scene? Because tights are 100% my scene. I have over a dozen pairs! Of the various lengths, colors, and fabrics I boast to own, however, I cannot say I possess a single sheer black pair! Gah! So rookie! Black is the classiest cat in the joint and here I’ve been ignoring her the whole time. I can’t wait to break into this trend — wait, what’s that you say? It’s 96 degrees outside? Oh gosh darn it.
2. Pastel shorts with boat shoes -Paris, France
Chris was actually the one to point this one out. Probably because he thought it was too funny. I, for one, am kinda digging this whole shorts above the knees trend. And the colors are really fun. I saw a lot of this in Orlando, FL during the spring as is probably not surprising given the coastal element at hand. I don’t really expect that it will be making a big name for itself in Idaho. But do y’all like plaid? Cuz we’ve got plaid…
1. Denim… everything? – London, England
These things are friggin back. And with serious to-do! At one point we tried to keep track of how many jean jackets we passed on a single street in London but lost track in the vicinity of forty-five. We were all a little taken aback at first. That is, until we saw Emma Watson, jean-clad and sexy as ever,on the cover of Elle. Suddenly the sheer volume of denim vests, dresses, overalls, and jumpers began to make sense. I’m not sure how I feel about the jean onesies, but, weather allowing, I may be fishing my jacket out from the depths of my closet in the coming weeks.
*I would have preferred to have posted my own pictures of people around London and Paris candidly sporting each of these respective trends. However, on top of the business of carrying my life on my back I wasn’t very well equipped for frequent photo stops. Alas, I’ve come to terms with resorting to stock images.
DIY’s, travel advice, and more to come real soon!
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