So this week we decided to create outfits inspired by a certain country. Well, this was a simple choice for me: France! Creating a coordinate evoking a place necessarily involves pulling on tropes, archetypes, and symbols known internationally, and not only am I familiar with my country's symbols, I also really love them aesthetically! However, I also tried to involve a few elements that might not be as widely recognized, that is the silhouette and details from school uniforms in the 1900's: the peter pan collar, the puff sleeves, the high waist.
The main piece is the JSK from indie brand Apricot. I just love these stripes and how the cut relates to old french school girls' uniforms. The sailor blouse also reminds of the uniform. I would even wear this despite it being blue!
The Angelic Pretty biscuit bag and jumper were obvious choices, especially with the french flag ribbon on the brooch! Petit Beurre are biscuits so reminiscent of childhood afternoons!
I chose this cute beret that I found on Etsy rather than any brand one I found because they always seemed overly decorated for this outfit.
Finally the shoes and socks added the little retro finishing touch!
The wig is more of a personal preference than anything else. I really love this lengh at the moment and I am hoping to get this wig soon!
I didn't include jewellery in the collage but I would go for simple pearl bracelets and Angelic Pretty's matching biscuit necklace and hairclips to go with the bag, and the AP Metly chocolate brooch.
What would you wear if you were to represent your country? I can't wait to see!
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