(Jacket: H&M, Top: Brandy Melville, Jeans: C/O Joe's Jeans, Shoes: ASOS, Bag: Mehry Mu)

One thing I've never been great at sartorially are embracing the basics. The white t-shirts, perfect fitted jeans and key wardrobe pieces that I'm pretty sure most people have subtly swinging in their wardrobes. I have enough jeans to sink a ship and a whole cupboard dedicated to t shirts (many from my gig-going days whereby I had to always buy merchandise)- but never seem to turn to them when it comes to the days where I don't know what to wear. I'm constantly looking for the exciting, sparkly and stand-out pieces- and often leave the solid wardrobe Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson classics to one side.

But, since spending a bit of time burrowing through my wardrobe- it's the staples I've been turning to day in and day out, and the pieces I generally feel most comfortable in. Now, you probably know I'm partial to a bit of outfit/location coordination, and Patron in Kentish Town provided the perfect spot for this more Birkin inspired look (in my head at least). Pairing some velvet kick flares, a soft cotton top and this bag of total dreams I almost felt I could pass the faux-French look (just without the je ne sais quoi)...





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(Jacket: H&M, Top: Brandy Melville, Jeans: C/O Joe's Jeans, Shoes: ASOS, Bag: Mehry Mu)

One thing I've never been great at sartorially are embracing the basics. The white t-shirts, perfect fitted jeans and key wardrobe pieces that I'm pretty sure most people have subtly swinging in their wardrobes. I have enough jeans to sink a ship and a whole cupboard dedicated to t shirts (many from my gig-going days whereby I had to always buy merchandise)- but never seem to turn to them when it comes to the days where I don't know what to wear. I'm constantly looking for the exciting, sparkly and stand-out pieces- and often leave the solid wardrobe Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson classics to one side.

But, since spending a bit of time burrowing through my wardrobe- it's the staples I've been turning to day in and day out, and the pieces I generally feel most comfortable in. Now, you probably know I'm partial to a bit of outfit/location coordination, and Patron in Kentish Town provided the perfect spot for this more Birkin inspired look (in my head at least). Pairing some velvet kick flares, a soft cotton top and this bag of total dreams I almost felt I could pass the faux-French look (just without the je ne sais quoi)...





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35 comments:

  1. Love that outfit, so classy :)

    Rachael xx.
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  2. What a nice outfit and I've been investing in basic pieces lately. I might need to add the basic white tee while I'm at it.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  3. Absolutely love the French vibes in this post! You can really rock the basics. Also, who knew that there was a Parisian restaurant in London? Definitely adding that to my list of places to visit. xx

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  4. Super classy outfit, Parisienne meets British chic! LOVE your trench!

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  5. Did you eat in there Liv? It's literally across the road from my office, walk past it every day and have been meaning to try it but don't know if it's any good! x

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    1. I haven't yet, but will let you know! xx

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  6. Beige mac coats are an old fave of mine. And basics are great for lazy days to look effortlessly cool!

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  7. I love this outfit! Especially the coat which is perfect for the Winter to Spring transition :)

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This trench coat is stunning, also I love your bag!

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  9. The bag is so cute!

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  10. So chic!

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  11. Ahh those jeans look perfect on you! Adore this look and location <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

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  12. you looks sooo lovely and your bag is so cute xx

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  13. Love this outfit! So chic, I totally think classics are underrated!

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  14. I love the way you're wearing your trench in this! I've been having such a hard time with mine lately, trying to figure out the right way to tie it but actually leaving it open looks cool too.

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  15. Okay so I am in LOVE with that trench! It looks way more expensive than just being H&M

    - Natalie
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  16. Such a classic look, I love your trench!
    xo
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  17. I'm in love with this whole look, so chic! ♥

    Amy // Snippets of Amy

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  18. Tres chic, mademoiselle!
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  19. I absolutely love these photos!
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  20. I love tis outfit ,so simple but classy atst and your photos are always great xx
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  21. Classy look! Love the trench coat!
    xo xo
    Eva

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  22. Your bag is gorgeous! I absolutely love how it matches the chairs of the café. That is a very Parisian outfit indeed! :D

    Julia x
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  23. I absolutely adore this outfit! xx

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  24. Don't you look good. I've been looking for a jacket like that for ages!

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  25. hello,ciao Live...what a charming look!...you shine charisma...Chapeau!

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  26. hello,ciao Liv...what a charming style!...you shine Charisma...Chapeau!

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  27. This is a lovely simple stylish outfit and very Parisian! Love the bag so much

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  28. Sometimes the best and most effective outfits are the simplest. Love this!

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  29. absolutely love the bag! never heard of the brand so thanks for introducing it! Also the new hair is fab too

    Laura | Rose and Weston x

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  30. Adore the bag Liv, and you can't beat a nice trench as spring rolls round!

    Lauren x
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  31. The jeans are called 'Olivia'? No wonder they look so darling on you! And I love the pairing with the bag, trés chic ;)

    x
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  32. Your bag is gorgeous! I absolutely love how it matches the chairs of the café. That is a very Parisian outfit indeed! :D
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