I recently posted about my fashion inspiration for a trip to Paris, and as I get the itch to get out of the country, I’ve gone beyond Paris, to daydreams of Provence. Exploring old towns, biking through the countryside, and drinking wine at the local wine bar, bistro, or restaurant.
Hope you enjoy a few of my inspirations for a Jaunt through Provence.
1. Full Skirted and Feminine
Oasis flower print dress, $90
People Tree navy blue dress, £90
Fat Face summer sun dress, £30
Milly dress, $435
Oasis print dress, $75
MICHAEL Michael Kors espadrille wedge, $120
Leather flat shoes, $70
Wallis flat shoes, $21
Perfect for meandering through fields of lavender, or touring the local wineries, castles, and chateaus. Look for full skirted patterns with a sweet floral print – perfect for summertime, and perfect for the country. As a side note, my sister and her husband spent their honeymoon last summer touring France (along with Belgium & London) and as a word of caution, the wine tasting in Provence (specifically the Loire Valley) is not at all like it is here – the doors to the winemakers homes are closed, so be prepared to walk up, knock on the door, and make conversation before tasting!
2. Figure Forgiving Floaty Fabrics
Striped dress, $76
Tara Jarmon silk dress, $630
J Crew long sleeve woven shirt, $168
J Crew tie shirt, $98
Chiffon top, $20
Black top, $9.99
Reiss long pants, $230
3.1 Phillip Lim slouch pants, $375
Carven skirt, £340
Rare London chiffon skirt, £25
H&M slim leg pants, £25
H M glitter ballerina flat, £15
Kara leather shoes, £35
Designers Remix summer straw hat, €55
Mango sunglasses, £15
Like the alliteration on this one?? Ha!
I love the idea of lazy days in the country, riding bikes, daily picnics, and many MANY naps under shady trees. Floaty fabrics, and forgiving silhouettes are a must in order to accommodate all the cheese and baguettes you will inevitably be consuming. Stick with a palette that can be mixed together – I’m still loving variations of coral and aqua – here its apricot and mint. Stripes have to make their way in here one way or another, and neutral flats and fun sunnies cap things off.
3. Bistro People Watching + Dinner
Abercrombie Fitch strapless floral dress, $78
Miss Selfridge open back dress, $57
Miss Selfridge lilac dress, $61
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania short dress, $450
French Connection scoop neck top, €40
McQ by Alexander McQueen tiered skirt, £1,040
Rupert Sanderson metallic heels, $644
Butter shoes, $194
Madison Harding sandals, $187
Outdoor Bistro Chair, $595