Modern Classic in Paris

Modern Classic Spring
I have two close friends traveling to Paris this month and I am wild with envy. We’ve discussed what to pack and have concluded that nothing beats neutral, modern-classic wardrobe staples (and yes, I consider leopard a neutral) for a trip to the most stylish city in the world. After all, they will blend seamlessly with the extraordinary treasures waiting to be discovered and worn immediately or stashed in the suitcase for a stateside unveiling. Travel safe and pack light, my dear friends!

Vanessa Bruno lace trimmed blouse
$362 – matchesfashion.com

Burberry Prorsum trench coat
$1995 – net-a-porter.com

Zara jeans
$80 – zara.com

Madewell ballet flats
$80 – madewell.com

Givenchy Nightengale handbag
$1,730 – jades24.com

Jenny Bird cuff bracelet
$95 – calypsostbarth.com

Forget Me Not shell print scarf
$320 – barneys.com

Oliver Peoples Jacey sunglasses
$295 – oliverpeoples.com

What to Wear

What to Wear

Designers have created a riotous sartorial garden this spring by splashing floral prints across every imaginable article of clothing and accessory.  The trick to working this trend successfully into your wardrobe (i.e. without appearing too prim or too matronly) is balancing the overt femininity of the print with structured, substantive pieces.  Resisting the urge to coordinate the other components of your outfit with the sweet colors in the print is also key.  Opt instead to pair it with sophisticated neutrals or a stand-out stripe.  And if wearing a floral blouse, denim, or dress is too much print for you, consider incorporating just a touch with a piece of jewelry or a scarf.  Below are some outstanding options for those who want to dip their toes in the garden and those who choose to take the plunge:

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