I started My French Corner because I wanted to write about the ways I include simple French touches in my life: habits, cultural experiences, food. But, I knew there were two topics I probably wouldn’t post about: fashion and decorating.
Then, a recent thread on the French Chic list about uniform dressing style--maybe inspired by this post on GOOP--made me think it might be fun to explore the idea on my blog. This style is where one has a few basic items in her (or his) wardrobe, and she (or he) wears those items often--sometimes several times a week, sometimes every day. Many of you will agree this is tres French, tres European.
One of my favorite bloggers, Kristi of La Bella Figura, is expert at uniform dressing. Those of us who follow her blog love the different looks she creates just by changing her accessories--scraves, boots, jewelry.
Kristi and I discovered we have similar taste when it comes to clothes, and even have some of the same items in our closet. So we thought it might be fun to dual post on the subject of small wardrobes and making do with less in our closets. We decided to choose one item from our closet—a grey oversized sweater—and mix it up five ways, one for every weekday.
For the past few days we've been experimenting with different combinations (though I suspect Kristi's are much more creative than mine!) I know Kristi has invited her readers to experiment on their own by selecting one favorite piece of clothing and trying out different ways to wear it, and I invite you to do the same.