Each season, I have a list of boutiques I like to visit. Though I do a fair amount of on line shopping, I still enjoy the in-store experience and the interaction with salespeople as well as the opportunity to touch, feel, and do a little pirouette in front of the mirror.
One of the shops on my list is the French designer Sonia Rykiel. Someone recently asked me to describe Rykiel’s aesthetic and the words that first came to mind were trés Francaise. Sonia Rykiel was known as the queen of knits (fun fact: Audrey Hepburn owned 14 of them). But perhaps the main attraction to this brand is a subliminal one, as she shares the same name as my eldest daughters.
This season I was all about plaids, specifically plaid pants. I bought a fabulous pair of plaid pants by Michael Kors and Emilia Wickstead, so you can only imagine my excitement when I came across the most comfortable d navy and red knit tartan plaid version at the Sonia Rykiel Madison Avenue location. These plaid pants take comfort, not to mention style, to a whole new level. It comes with an expandable waist band (hello winter), and I love the flattering kick flare leg.
Everything else I paired with this outfit was from seasons past. This navy oversized mohair sweater (see similar version here) is from Ludivine and the navy stacked Mary Jane heel with red trim is by Gucci.
This navy duster coat which was a steal is from Sui Studio and this navy leather Chanel bag (see navy option here and here) was definitely not a steal.
I know an outfit is a success when I wear it repeatedly in any given week. I’ve definitely got my mileage thus far and winter aint over just yet.
How are you rocking the plaid trend this season? Please share your comments below. I’d love to hear!
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