We were recently contacted by UNIQLO and asked if we'd each like to create a mood-board centred around 1 of 10 ‘Parisian Style Rules’. We both chose a different style commandment and key piece from the Ines collection, and then styled an outfit including some inspirational French imagery. Coincidentally, both of us decided to style a jacket/coat! Each commandment is open to interpretation so we hope you like what we came up with.
Tara: ‘A trench coat – it’s every woman’s right’ - It's worth investing in a good trench coat, this classic piece can pull together any outfit and turn wearing jeans and a simple blouse into a polished look. Accessorise with a hat, a pair of heels and a statement clutch for a smart casual ensemble.
Jade: ‘Soften a sharp jacket with trainers’ - A smart pinstripe blazer is easily dressed down with a soft tee, pastel skinnies, classic tan accessories and your favourite trainers. Choose a contrasting bright colour if you're feeling bold!
To celebrate the new collection, on 13th March (launch day) UNIQLO are also hosting an Instagram competition to win a £300 voucher! To enter, all you need to do is take a photo of you wearing or displaying a ‘Fashion Look’ which evokes the theme of Parisian chic, then upload it using the hashtag #INESXUNIQLOUK. It's as simple as that! There will also be 10 runners up prizes per country consisting of signed copies of Ines' book ‘La Parisienne'. HUZZAH.
T&C's: The Promotion is open to UK and France residents only, aged 16+ and ends 23.59pm 13th April 2014. One winner will be selected at random from UK entries and one winner will be selected at random from French entries to win £300 each to spend at UNIQLO online store. For full Terms and Conditions see www.uniqlo.co.uk.
Please let us know if you enter, we know we have some incredibly chic readers and we'd be really interested to see your outfits/looks. We'll also be sharing our own Parisian-esque outfits featuring our fave items from the new collection so be sure to follow us via Instagram to see them.
T & J - Feeling inspired.
*This post is in collaboration with UNIQLO.