“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” A quote coined by genius Leonardo da Vinci. I think he couldn’t be more right. Today’s most famous advocates of that view (when it comes to fashion, at least) are French women, scrutinized by females all over the world for their inspiring, sophisticated style. Their secret? A “je ne sais quoi” that stems from their wisdom that luxury and simplicity, seemingly opposites, are in fact two sides of the same coin.
In today’s photos, I wore an outfit that honoured said mantra. A timeless cream V-neck dress in a subtly ribbed fabric, reaching just below the knee. It’s the epitome of minimal but the stepped hem at the side – making the front of the dress a little shorter than the back – makes it a winner at the delicate balancing act between simplicity and boredom. I wore the dress with the camera bag I carry around everywhere, simple clogs, a delicate triple necklace and three slender bangles so as not to detract from the dress. The Asos dress I was wearing is currently sold out, but I found this, this and this very similar dress that I love just as much (I listed some more options in the widget below as well: you can click on the arrow on the right to scroll through them).
Now I can hear you thinking: how to reconcile my love for simplicity with my thirst for variation and exploration? I guess escapades of eclecticism are the faith of any unquenchably curious soul. Simplicity, on the other hand, is not something I would commit to exclusively, but it definitely is the state of mind I always return to eventually.
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