Four French-girl-cool looks I styled with Reiko Jeans for transeasonal style inspiration. Plus why I keep a style scrapbook.
TRANSEASONAL EDIT WITH REIKO JEANS
Though I shared some in my last post, I wanted to share more today of the editorial style shoot Mario and I put together when staying at the Westin. The looks are perfect for the transitional season we are having globally right now, with velvet, animal print and elevated athleisure in a chic but approachable way.
I am so excited to introduce the very cool Parisian label Reiko Jeans. With everyday essentials like button-down shirts, cool striped tee’s, blazers and denim in just about every cut and colour imaginable, they have that French it-girl style down to a tee. Personally, my favourite for the season were the classic grey skinny jeans. Perfect to style with a classic pump or your white sneakers, they are essentials that can be worn again and again. You all know how much I love that! Reiko reached out to me to loan and style these looks and introduce themselves to me. If you are at all into the French girl cool style as much as I am, I think you will like them as much as I now do! Some of their pieces remind me of the basics from Isabel Marant Etoile.
WHERE THE INSPIRATION COMES FROM
For this edit, I wanted to take street essentials and elevate them just a little- inspired by the likes of Isabelle Alt. A covetable street style that never fades. Whenever I am asked who my style inspirations are, her name comes to mind straight away. Looking into my style scrapbook, the one I have stuck magazine clippings into, images of her leaving the PFW shows from the past ten years still capture exactly the way I love to dress.
KEEPING A STYLE SCRAPBOOK
Having a style scrapbook, which, to be honest, feels a bit of a naff term, but none the less, is essentially what I mean, is a good way to keep a style bible. In it, I have all the key things that I am constantly drawn to; leather jackets, jeans, blazers, white shirts, boots… there are pages of white lace dresses toughened up with leather boots, navy suits and striped shirts. It is essentially my non-digital Pinterest board.
Creating these sorts of books have been one way for me to keep on track with my style, so I don’t find myself drawn to every trend that comes along. It is also a good way to go through old magazines and get re-inspired. I rip out the pictures and pages I love and paste them into my book before dropping the magazines off to a charity shop. Back in the day, I used to have subscriptions to Harpers, Vogue, Elle etc. Over time these all started to pile up and I rarely flipped through them. What a waste of shelf space! I had to let them go!
Each season, if I am thinking about adding new additions, I flip through my scrapbook, taking notes of any essentials that I want to add or update. This helps form a list and potentially a budget. All of the Reiko styles fit in with the pages of the book and my wardrobe so effortlessly!
WEARING: REIKO JEANS BLAZER, NOTES DU NORD CAMI (SIMILAR HERE), REIKO JEANS TRACK PANTS (ALSO LOVE THEM IN NAVY), ISABEL MARANT HEELS (SIMILAR HERE), PROENZA SCHOULER PS11 BAG
So what do you guys think? Which look did you like most? I love the leopard print jacket look and those grey jeans. Would love to hear what you guys think of the edit below! I had so much fun shooting this at The Westin, avoiding the wintery rain! Has anyone else come across Reiko Jeans? I’m excited to try some new jeans again soon.