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Black and White

3 years ago by

I just love simplicity. The fewest colors, the fewest flashy things, and the least amount of makeup possible, if possible.

Ok, one of the major reasons for this is that I’m lazy :) but the truth is, I find simplicity calming, and I think it lets your eyes be free to look at the person more than the clothes.
That’s where my devotion to anything like jumpsuits and shirt dresses comes from.

takiri nia apiece apart maryam nassir zadeh garance dore street style photo

takiri nia apiece apart birkenstock garance dore street style photo

I’ve also got a weakness for flowy, comfortable things, and I try to fight against it almost every day.
Like, this morning, I left home in a really cool Equipment jumpsuit – but it was really too cool. So I reassured myself by doing a “Jenna Lyons” and unbuttoning the top to let my bra show a little. I don’t really know what I think about it. Just tryin’.

ANYWAY. I really like the simplicity of Takiri, in the photo, and I’m a fan of these looks for the final days of summer.

takiri nia apiece apart garance dore street style photo

Little aside about shoes: I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but this summer, in New York, Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes were absolutely everywhere, on all the cool girls in the world (Brie is a fan! Delphine is a fan! All the girls in the East Village are a fan!) – I think those little heels aren’t always very easy (they really don’t work on me) and they can make your feet look big, but I’m super happy for Maryam, who we’ve been supporting here on the blog for years :)

takiri nia maryam nassir zadeh garance dore street style photo

Look 1: White dress, Apiece Apart; sandals, Birkenstock / Look 2: Black dress, Apiece Apart; shoes, Maryam Nassir Zadeh

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  • Très jolis ces looks, simples et efficaces, parfaits pour la rentrée !!

    Amélie
    https://charlesrayandcoco.wordpress.com

  • La simplicité est reposante et le mono-couleur aussi, c’est vrai. Et pourtant Anna Wintour met très souvent des robes colorées et/ou à imprimés et ça lui va très bien… L’imprimé peut tonifier ou reposer selon ce qu’on choisit!

  • Je suis entièrement d’accord !

    My motto : Simple, mais pas banal. It’s always comes back to that for me.

    En ce qui concerne les petits talons, là encore, je suis d’accord. Je trouve ça très joli, mais en effet, il faut vraiment avoir des jambes fines et fuselées pour que ça marche. Je sais que sur moi, ça ne marche pas. J’ai les jambes trop musclées. Et tout de suite, le résultat n’est pas très flatteur, et donc c’est le contraire de l’effet recherché ! Sur moi, avec ce genre de talons, ça donne l’impression que j’ai des poteaux et des chevilles épaisses…
    Donc, mieux vaut que j’opte pour des ballerines ou des talons hauts ou des boots/bottes.

  • I like these looks, however, they feel more like something to wear in the Hamptons or on Nantucket — not so much Manhattan.

  • Amazing looks! I love this kind of clothes, simple, elegant and chic!
    http://heelsandpeplum.com

  • Je suis, moi aussi, une adepte de la simplicite, du minimalisme dans tous les domaines.
    J’aime la robe-chemise blanche accompagnee d’un filet a provisions blanc (tres chic!) et j’aime aussi beaucoup les sandales a talons que l’on peut porter avec tout.
    Quant aux Birkenstock……Je ne m’y ferai jamais. :-)))

  • Lovely shoes and dresses. I especially like the black dress. One of my fashion goals for the season is to only wear black, white, grey, and navy. Boring I know, but it’s a fashion uniform.

    XX Analog House
    http://theanaloghouse.blogspot.com/

  • I’m the exact same way! I love simple looks and I never wear more make up than needed — people actually think I don’t wear any at all.

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • I love how elegant and simplistic your style is! x

    Ciara Rose | AllureImpassionedGoddess

  • Comfort, simplicity, elegance . . . what I’m all about. Bring back Birkenstocks!

    JanineClaire
    http://www.noworiesparis.com

  • Quand je pense à ton style précédent, beaucoup plus à base de mini skirts.
    Encore que, l’oversize n’empêche pas de montrer ses jambes.
    Non, en fait t’étais moins épurée mais pas si différente.

  • Garance, its time you do the closet confidential tag.

  • Mies: “Less is more”.

    The complexity of my outfit goes to my head and hunts me all day.

  • Love all of this.

  • Bonjour Garance,

    Le style et l’attitude que tu décris me fait beaucoup penser au label Sofie d’Hoore (www.sofiedhoore.be). Tu en as déjà entendu parler?

    Je pense que c’est vendu chez Dover Street Market à NY et au Bon Marché à Paris.

  • I love mid heels. For me, they are more flattering than flats and i can walk in them all day. But then again, my feet looking bigger is not an issue (on the contrary, i hate shoes that make them look smaller as I think it makes my legs look thicker. ah ah, we all have our issues.

    A

  • Yes, yes, yes simplicity. And simplicity is so different from ‘normcore.’ I think sometimes that’s what people don’t get. The Apiece Apart things are lovely, but definitely not normcore.

    Anita

  • Love your way of wearing those pieces – simple but with that certain something! Love this tote – such an understatement but perfect matching.

    x. Mirjam

    http://www.jeneregretterien.ch

  • The older I get, the more simplicity and elegance matter to me–but I don’t think I could ever give up colour. I’m with you on the shirt-dresses and jumpsuits, though.

  • Great looks… simple comfortable elegant…great for the day…great after the summer when we are still fresh and beautiful…
    xoxo
    Yael Guetta

    http://www.ftwwl.com

  • Love that long white dress–it looks like it was made from a sheet.

  • Je suis d’accord, j’aime beaucoup la simplicité dans le noir et blanc. J’aime beaucoup le vert style armé, ou olive, c’est une couleur qui me va tellement bien que c’est comme-ci ça remplacait mes couleurs préférées noires et blancs. De plus, je fais environ 1m66 soit 5’6″, je trouve que les talons de moins de 3″ ça laisse à désirer. J’aime quand c’est plus de 4″ de préférence. Pour revenir au vêtement, j’aime ce qui est ample mais aussi serré pour les jours que je veux me sentir un peu plus sexy. :) Hihi! Je fais beaucoup de va et vient entre les deux. Le serré et l’ample ça me va aussi bien donc j’adhère.

  • You nailed it on this simple and comfortable look.
    Keri
    http://www.thestylestudiobykb.com

  • Garance,

    Toujours si agréable de voir des accessoires classiques tels le filet à provisions! Les photos sont magnifiques.

    Pour un filet à provisions aussi chic que celui-ci, fait à la main et plein d’amour par une artisane, c’est par ici!
    Lacoursière – filets à provisions
    http://www.la-coursiere.com
    /
    For a woven market basket as chic as the one show in the photograph, made by hand with lots of love, it’s here!
    Lacoursière – filets à provisions
    http://www.la-coursiere.com

  • Thanks for sharing these inspirational pictures – they once again confirm my belief that simple means chic!
    http://fashion-soup.com/

  • Aussi efficace que romantique ! Parfait pour la rentrée !

  • fishnet bag comes in black too….

  • I’ve always loved the look of the GaranceDore girl – simple, effortlessly stylish and cultured :) Like you!

  • Jane with the noisy terrier September, 2 2015, 5:00 / Reply

    Next time you’re in Paris, go to Liwan a 8, Rue St. Sulpice. Gorgeous, glorious oversized shirt dresses and tunics in silk, heavy and fine linen, cotton. You’ll go wild. The clothes come from Lebanon and have that traveler-not-a-tourist look without looking costumey. Great sandals and jewelry too. I bought a Klein blue heavy linen dress a couple years ago there that is my go-to for summer dressing — perfect for walking around the city during the day, easily elevated to evening wear with heels and jewelry. You’re welcome!

  • I think my style very much falls into the same category no matter how much I wanted to me more “elegant” and “polished”!

  • Perfect looks for walking around the city. Elegant, simple, and with great details.

  • En voyant cet article, il est vrai que le style sobre mais chic du blanc et noir est efficace.
    Cette tendance inspire légèreté, mais aussi liberté dans les innombrables possibilités d’associations.
    Avec ces coloris, on est sûres de taper dans le mille à tous les coups, sans erreur de tendance pour toujours rester au coeur de la mode !!

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