The look I have VS the look I want, pt. 1.
LOVE IT! Can’t wait❤️
Hey Garance! Looking forward to reading this.
If this is useful at all I have written a two part series on this (figuring out your personal style) PART 1: https://lizabelmonte.substack.com/p/018-finding-your-personal-style-part and PART 2: https://lizabelmonte.substack.com/p/019-finding-your-personal-style-part. And I regularly publish content on that topic.
I absolutely love your style and your writing and have for years. I am so glad you joined Substack. Lots of love x
Hello. I also have a style crizis at the moment. Especialy with winter clothing.
Tibi does a great Style class on instagram. It's very educative in best way possible❤️
Also feeling this - I have about half the things on your list and substitutes for the other half - I’ve spent the past few years ‘investing’ in classic/elegant clothes, shoes and accessories and now I just dress the same as everyone else. I’m also a fan of Amy Smilovic / Tibi and their ‘creative pragmatist’ approach and I’m reading her content to try and get some new ideas of how to wear what I already have.
I also think that at 45 maybe it’s time to break the habit of a lifetime, stop shopping and make the most of what I have - the thrill of the new seems to have gone for me.
I chuckle reading the part about how we’ve all copied The Row as I'm wearing my silvery, silky Row pants. That part aside, there's some fun fashion going on in Oakland, CA. We gotta get you over here! A red sock here is tame (and yet so necessary, why does it feel so good?) and there's a lot of... eclectic style choices going on. It's real fun.
I so relate to this! Trying to find ways to infuse classic or minimalist style with personality is such a challenge. Please share all the secrets once you discover them!!
When I was in Sicily last September , I saw so many cool older Italians creating their own style with a great pair of funky glasses. The men and the women looked laid back, chic and very well put together with a touch of chaos...Not boring at all...
I live in hot steamy Miami. I am so jealous of your gorgeous coats and boots.
I’m so lost in my style these days, I could use some inspiration! Classic with a fun twist, easy to wear, not « overdone »
These three tips remind me why I loved your book so much. They not only apply to finding our style but about how to live authentically and well. Thank you for reminding me of them. I appreciate you're going to bake a style revolution🤣 and share the recipe with us!
I love this subject a lot. I am french living in Southern California and I am always surprised to read how many people want to dress up like a French !!!! Like there was one way to dress up in France! As you said you can’t just copy a style, you have to look where you live. I would never wear a trench coat in Southern California.
Once you’re of a certain age and haven’t gained weight you have all the basics. So just buy something fun every season. One year I bought this inexpensive ridiculously shaggy black fake fur knee length coat and wore it everywhere around Edinburgh in the spring. Wish I could post the photo. Or buy over the top costume jewelry for the Caribbean in the winter. Zuzzssh it up.
No “Love ya!”, please.
Garance knows the power of chic glasses and how they can transform a face or a mood. I am not doing botox...yet I keep my body and mind in shape, I buy good quality already used clothes on Vestiaire Collective...and I have invested in a few cool eyeglasses frames. The funny thing is that even at age 60 I do not need to wear glasses for clearer vision.. I wear them as a kind of armour from the outside world and harsh lights...pourquoi pas?
"Cut cut cut" said Miss Wintour about Max Mara when you asked her in one of your old Paris videos :))