I was looking through the French Vogue Fashion Week 2020 I loved the full body bubble jacket we call a “Doudoune” in French but I didn’t like the designer price tag as I am always looking for a bargain and quality. As I was scrolling for Doudounes on Amazon, I selected 10 French Fashion Winter Basics on a Budget for my wardrobe or “dressing” and maybe yours.
In fashion and living, my taste in colors is pretty zen, natural and neutral (not boring just reserved and casual chic), I do love blacks, whites, khakis, charcoals, and beiges and I like to add a splash of vibrant color like Fuschia pink or lime green with an accent accessory like a beautiful cashmere scarf, a piece of big jewelry, or a gorgeous luscious lipstick. I like the idea of an interchangeable closet with quality vs. quantity items as well as and the idea of chromatic choices aligned with the seasons. And don’t forget the set the mood with a spritz of your favorite French perfume!
These are my finds, hope you’ll like them:
This hot look inspired by French Fashion Week will keep you warm. It’s a full-length duvet coat called a “doudoune”, looks great with booties and heels or tennis shoes when you have to get up on a Sunday morning, quickly grab something to put on and sprint across the street to get some hot buttery croissants in Paris:) (sweet souvenir of my Paris trip in 2000 at my friend Claudine’s apartment) This doudoune feels like a comfy blanket but looks like something from the catwalk. You could also choose the 3/4 length which looks great too but this one is more dramatic.
A classic French coat to wear up or down with jeans, T-shirt, and tennis shoes, the collar adds lots of style. Look glamourous yet shabby chic. Add the classic white silk scarf and you’re good to go! ( I love those white boots the model is wearing too, changes up this classic)
Cool looking biker booties for casual wear in leather (always leather for shoes) for long-lasting and comfort with or without your Harley Davidson 🙂 wear with leggings, jeans skinny pants, or even a long gypsy skirt.
I like those because they look classy, full leather and there’s a block heel for comfort. This boot is so well made, a classic look that can go from casual to more dressy. To me, comfort in style is key cause when your feet hurt nothing looks good especially not that painful smirk on your face. 😦 I used to wear stilettos and spike heels in my younger days.)
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