OOPSIE & DAISY
I realise that I hugely promote myself as badass, consistently omitting the fact that I’m pretty scared of anything (I think this whole thing is called denial?) but you first have to believe in order to become, right?
Well, let me tell you! I’m a badass biker. Without the bike. Although being the cliché of a Parisian, I used to have a scooter and a cute helmet back in the days. Not a Vespa, the Chinese version. Because badass don’t follow the hype (I just didn’t have the money really – God I’d love to have a Vespa).
There’s something quite unmissable about the combo biker leather jacket + skinny jeans + ankle boots. The epitome of the tomboy style, the rocky version which comes with fumes and ripped jeans. That’s what I love about fashion, you get to be what you want and by freeing yourself from any hoot in the world, as to what people around you will think, you’re offering yourself so much more room for will and freedom. I felt so strong in this outfit, I think the boy had to call me on my attitude a couple of times. As if you can dress up with such a jacket and play it all oopsie daisies? No, sir! Please wait till you catch me wearing a scalloped shirt and patent derbies (most likely on a Monday then). Then I’ll be all thanks indeed and all.
I told you before that one of my favourite colour combo was blue, white and red. You can hardly go wrong when mixing these 3 colours. So when I went for this biker look, I knew I could make it more fun with said trio. As opposed to wearing black boots and a white top – we’re much more edgy than that, right?
Stripes are another of my obsessions and I loved the idea of mixing this quite smart shirt with the rest of the outfit, as a sort of pun, therefore a way to inject even more attitude in the outfit. When you think about it, it’s always quite simple. We’re talking stripe shirt, skinny jeans, ankle boots and a leather jacket. And I’m sure you have most of this kit at home. Top it up with messy hair (you’re a biker, remember?), a red lippy and cool shades to add extra wit, but don’t leave that Oyster card of yours at home. That believing process I was telling you about doesn’t park cool bikes outside our flat…
Tons of smooches,