Above: Victoria, Whitney, Rebecca and I’m in the Luxembourg Gardens. We had planned to wear our matching Sezane striped shirts (we all have one, they’re so good!) but not exactly planned for the trench coat brigade. 😆
Happy Wednesday guys!
You don’t think the Paris content will end any time soon, do you!? 😜
Today, I’m sharing the outfit I wore on our second to last day in Paris – it was a big day exploring the left bank, cooking macarons at La Cuisineand ends with a Eiffel Tower picnic hosted by the wonderful Yanique of My Parisian Life! (The details of all that are coming up in my Paris brief synopsis. Travel briefs take longer to compile than outfit posts 😂 thanks your patience!)
How to Style Sezane’s Striped Marineere Top
I have worn same Sezane stripes on day and night and thought this was the perfect travel outfit recipe – I’m so glad Victoria was on hand to document it. 💛
i bought this top during our shopping trip in Sezane (as part of Atlas Adventures Paris group tour, we arranged a private shopping experience in Sezane and it was one of the highlights of the trip!) and while I loved everything I bought, I have to say I did wear the most so far in this top! In fact, I’ve been wanting that for YEARS and never really took the plunge. I’m so glad I did! Funny, Whitney, Rebecca and I all bought different colors! (This always happens to us. 😆) Of course, we all have to wear them on the same day – but we all style them differently!
If you are new Sezane, they are an iconic French brand specializing in the production of the best vintage, feminine clothing, often with a twist. I also especially love their sweaters, and they are so much more special than the usual sweaters! You will notice A LOT of my Parisian outfits Sezane items included! They are also a sustainable brand and certified B-Corp!
More about Sezane’s Colette Marineiere top:
This top is knit more firmly than a traditional t-shirt, so it’s a bit more structured and therefore I think it has a slightly better wearability. It also has very nice buttons on the top shoulder to add a bit of French flair.
In terms of size, I think it’s a more boxy cut, but runs true to size. I went with my normal size (small) and it fits the way I want! It’s long enough to fasten the front, but not so long that it looks untidy when unfastened. It also comes in some of the colors I linked above!
Daytime style: With straight-leg pants + hooded flats:
It was a perfect fall day – the pinnacle of the low sixties, so bare ankles were the perfect fit! I styled this top with my old standby straight cropped pants (running TTS) –I love the light khaki color that pairs perfectly with the neutral plaid linen color. I slide on my luxury and comfort Rothy’s cap-toe flats (code JESSK20 gets you $20 off your first order!) We walked a LOT that day and they were totally comfortable all day! For the outerwear I went with my go-to groove which I have owned for YEARS. I like that it has a removable hood and an in/out button liner for added warmth. I was so grateful for the pad when the temperature dropped later that night!
Night style: For the sunset at the Eiffel Tower
Of course, you can definitely wear the below outfit during the day – but it’s also great at night because it’s a bit warmer! I changed into a quick change of clothes because it was getting cold and I knew we would be outside until dark for our picnic at the Eiffel Tower! So I wanted shoes that could cover my ankles for extra warmth, so I went with my trusty riding boots (have owned them for years!) and changed to pants skinny jeans as they are a must to go with any turtleneck boots! My leather suits I’m wearing here are old, but these Madewell demons very similar and #1 favorite jeans among GG readers! My shoes are also old from Coach, but this pair is very similar!)
Quick classing tips for travel:
Tip: I also bring my ABLE leather jacket (See reviews here!) even though it’s not pictured (luckily it folds and fits backpack wallet perfect! Use code JESSKEYS20 for discounts on almost all ABLE items!) I usually line a leather jacket under the trench if I need some extra warmth! Between these two options worn separately and layered, I’m ready even when the temperature drops to the low fifties!