Wednesday, 20 May 2015
How to Dress in French Style | One Year as a La Redoute Brand Ambassador
Sadly my 12 month La Redoute brand ambassadorship has come to an end, but looking back I have some great outfits that appeared on the blog, as well as wonderful memories of my fantastic Paris trip with the girls from the brand! As promised in my final outfit post as ambassador here is a round up of all the French style outfits I've featured as part of my role - not strictly influenced by what we think of as traditional French necessarily, but French meaning wearing La Redoute either in full or in part.
As a fan of the brand for many years previously it was great to represent them for a whole year, and choosing pieces from their vast range each month was fun but sometimes overwhelming as they have so much choice...! But I have some great key pieces now, and if you look in the details for each outfit a few of them are still available to buy.
So go grab a croissant and a coffee and enjoy "mon année de style français" - let me know your favourite in the comments!
1. A Motif Sweater & Bright Peter Pan Collar >> original post
Not strictly a brand ambassador post, but I wore this cute heart motif sweater on my trip to Paris and never got an outfit post done at the time. Can't wait to wear it again this summer.
Still available to buy: Sweater
2. A Postcard from Paris with La Redoute >> original post
My official outfit post from the trip - a light sweatshirt and a pleated maxi is perfect for springtime in Paris!
Still available to buy: Sweatshirt (white only)
3. Camouflage Jacket & Paris Tee >> original post
I've worn both of these pieces recently, and the white skinnies are of course a summertime favourite.
4. Distressed Patchwork Jeans, Sheer Top and Sandals >> original post
I wore head-to-toe La Redoute here: I love how flattering those distressed skinnies are.
Still available to buy: Jeans
5. Breton Stripes and Dungarees with Monk Shoes >> original post
The comfiest smart shoes ever and a true French classic: the Breton top.
Still available to buy: Shoes
6. Mustard Yellow With Grey Marl and Suede Booties >> original post
These booties were one of my most popular pieces ever on the blog, but wow did this outfit divide opinion on Google Plus...!
7. Silver and Black Christmas Party Layered Look >> original post
Having never owned a black winter coat before (that I can remember), this was such a beautifully cut classic shape. And I was able to eats loads in that loose dress at the Christmas party.
8. Layered Roses Dress | Valentine's Day Date Night Outfit >> original post
Still love this (not over-girly) Valentine's Day look - the dress is so pretty and I love the muted colours.
9. Tapestry Coat and an Indiana Jones Hat >> original post
I love this coat so much I'd wear it all summer if I could. If you're in autumn/winter right now I urge you to get it (La Redoute do international delivery); if you're in spring/summer like me, buy it now and save it for a few months.
Still available to buy: Coat
10. French Style Denim and Nike Hi-Tops >> original post
Skinnies and hi-tops like the Parisian girls do it.
Still available to buy: Nike hi-tops (in white too)
11. Classic Denim Dungarees and Patterned Bow Blouse >> original post
I love dungarees and I'm not sorry - can't resist a long sleeved floral blouse under them either.
Still available to buy: Dungarees
12. Simple Spring Style of Straw Hat, Sneakers and Stripes >> original post
More great shoes from the brand: you can't beat a great pair of sneakers with a casual outfit. At £39 they're so reasonably priced, plus this hat is simply perfect for summer.
Still available to buy: Hat | Sneakers
P.S. Like this post? You might also enjoy Style Tips 101 | Using Statement Pieces to Add a Wow Factor - the post that won me my ambassadorship and my trip to Paris!
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Disclosure: I was a brand ambassador for La Redoute after winning a competition to find two bloggers to represent the brand for 2014-15. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.