Tuesday 21 February 2017

Steal Her Style: Carine Roitfeld

Published 27/10/2010 | 17:19

Long black skirt Topshop €45; Leopard print t-shirt Warehouse €28;Necklace H&M €9
Long black skirt Topshop €45; Leopard print t-shirt Warehouse €28;Necklace H&M €9
Green dress Asos €29.50; Thigh-high black boots Reiss €334; Green military jacket A|Wear €56

Carine Roitfeld, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris, is one of the most renowned style icons of our time. She perfectly defines the meaning of Parisian ‘put-together’ chic and pulls it off effortlessly.

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Carine doesn't do off-duty, hers is a polished approach to fashion with figure-flaunting pencil skirts, skyscraping heels and signature black outfits forming the basis of her look.

Whilst you may not have designer labels at your disposable like this fashion editor, her look is one that can be replicated with a bit of thought and creativity. Think streamlined, elegant and classic staple pieces including trouser suits, pencil skirts and structured dresses falling just below the knee.

The more black the better, but it's never boring. Carine makes simple pieces distinctive by throwing on statement pieces here are there in the form of fur coats, vibrantly coloured sky-high shoes and elaborate jewellery. Carine keeps her style interesting and non-conservative with the addition of bondage inspired tie-up boots or shoes. She also has a love for green and brown camouflage patterned pieces, black lace and leopard print.

Of course if you're an editor of Vogue you're expected to have fabulous style, but Carine certainly seems to have gotten her signature look down to a fine art.

But while there's definitely a style formula, the beauty of Carine is that she is always full of sartorial surprises. Her look is always fresh and interesting and she keeps the street style photographers at fashion weeks around the world guessing!

Tips on Getting Carine’s look:

Look for sleek and figure flattering pieces that create a streamlined silhouette

The more black the better and keep skirt/dress lengths just below the knee

Liven up the black palette with a faux fur or leopard print coat

Add in some lace

Go bondage inspired with tie up shoes or boots – as high as humanly possible

Opt for smouldering, smoky eye makeup

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