3 Ways To Turn Bland Into Bold

posted by on 2014.04.07, under Fashion, Fashion Week, Outfit Of The Day, Outfits, paris, TRAVEL




Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I spent most of my weekend with my family as they were visiting from San Francisco. As i was sharing all my Paris photos with my parents, it dawned on me that my love for this city was inherited from my mom. As I flipped thru photos after photos of the gorgeous architecture and yummy food she couldn’t help but continuously giggle and sigh out of excitement. She described that there was a timeless elegance to the city, and I couldn’t agree more!  Hopefully one of these days I will be able to take her to Paris with me, that would be a dream come true!










Photography by Jana Williams

On the 7th or 8th day in paris I recall sitting in front of my tiny Parisian closet feeling like I had nothing to wear. After a frustrating morning of  trying on multiple different skirts and dresses, I finally decided to wear a pair of comfortable stretchy jeans instead. And what I thought would make a bland outfit turned out to be one of my favorites! I’ve come to a conclusion that there are 3 things that will INSTANTLY turn your bland outfit into something bold:

1. Monochrome- This is the easiest way to create a strong outfit without having to try too hard. A monochrome look is incredibly powerful and instantly creates a statement.  Whether it be an all red, black, or in this case grey look you could have fun with the different hues of the color and of course texture.

2. A Statement Coat- Top off  a simple outfit with a statement coat and within seconds you have transformed something simple into a statement! A good coat can foolproof any outfit, and no one will ever know you had one of those ” I don’t have anything to wear” moments. Here are a few of my favorite coats that i’ve been currently eyeing- this pink Nina Ricci Satin coat ,  DVF animal print coat, and this Milly lace overlay coat.

3. Bags & Shoes- Sometimes it’s best when you keep the outfit simple and you let the bags & shoes do all the talking! Personally I love outfits that are incredibly simple and have more intricate details with the  accessories.

Anyways I hope that these 3 things help you in fool proofing your outfits this week!


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Jeans- Goldsign (simlar one HERE)

Sweater- Banjo & Matilda  (another cute one HERE)

Coat- Sarah Baadarani  (similar one HERE & HERE)

Clutch- Lancaster (another cute one HERE& HERE)

Shoes- Christian Dior




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imitation birkenstock ( April 13, 2014 at 2:39 AM )

What a wonderful coat! Beautiful photos. Those tips were great! I was explaining those tips to a friend just the other day, nice to know an expert agrees with me.

Adrian Kendrick ( April 12, 2014 at 10:24 PM )

Thanks for the three tips chriselle! Also love the grey outfit with the black and gold gate =) beautiful shots!


mc ( April 8, 2014 at 8:01 PM )

    You are welcome my dear! Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you again :) xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM )

Wow, I do not know what do I like the most. Photos or the outfit…Coat is stunning.

Fabulous 30s

Fabulous 30s ( April 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM )

    haha very sweet of you! Hope you like both the same ;)

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM )

I love this, your post title is true to the impact you have being monochromatic. I love that you chose such a pretty, colorful setting. The grey really pops next to the gold-filled buildings. Also adore your choice in lipstick, such a fun color to offset the grey!

Joyce Pak ( April 8, 2014 at 10:09 AM )

    Thank you love! I’m happy that you enjoyed all the small details in this post! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:32 PM )

Such a sophisticated outfit! ;)


Konstantina Bourtzou ( April 8, 2014 at 4:37 AM )

These were made by Minton, Staffordshire, England, which like Worcester were one of the pre eminent china manufacturers in the world at the time. The White House has many examples including a famous display of Minton tiles. It’s that impressed mark which looks like a button mushroom without a stalk (that you have very cleverly included in the photo!) located just under the puce backstamp. Longet, who said it was an accident, spent only a week in jail. Williams stood by her. He escorted her to th

louis vuitton ( April 8, 2014 at 3:42 AM )

    Wow thank you for this information! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM )

These pictures are absolutely fabulous!

Garance ( April 8, 2014 at 2:27 AM )

    Thank you love!

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM )

It’s a great outfit. You are right, monochrome is a great way to style an outfit.

pallawi ( April 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM )

    I’m glad we are on the same page ;)

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM )
Tra Mi ( April 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM )

The architecture in these photos are gorgeous and your outfit complements the setting so well. I love the monochrome look. The jacket looks amazing!

xo, Alina

Style by Alina ( April 7, 2014 at 5:42 PM )

    Thank you love! I’m so happy I came across this beautiful area! There is so much inspiration to be found in the gorgeous city! Have you been?

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM )

I love monochromatic looks. It totally ties everything together!

Lovely post on the amazing architecture. Although I’m a lover of all things modern, there’s a beauty within the older buildings that I really love and appreciate. They contain so much history and really are works of art.

Maggie S.

Maggie ( April 7, 2014 at 5:20 PM )

    I agree with you 100%. Thank you for your comment Maggie!

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM )

Hi Chriselle!

I love this post! You look amazing! It was so great meeting you at Lucky Fabb! You have great style :)


Melissa ( April 7, 2014 at 4:19 PM )

    Hi Melissa! It was a pleasure to meet you as well! You are so lovely, thank you for all the support! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM )

Hey Chriselle !
Your look matches perfectly with Paris my home town! Bravo
You could be french….


alixe boucard ( April 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM )

    You just made my day! Because i honestly believe I was french in another lifetime. I am IN LOVE with Paris. Thank you for the lovely compliment and thank you for stopping by. Hope to hear from you again! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM )

i love the length of that coat! the different tones of gray work wonderfully together! so beautiful :)


Lauren R ( April 7, 2014 at 3:48 PM )

That coat is fabulous!!! Love black and grey together!!! xo


Marija ( April 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM )

Interesting perspective..amazing location!


irene laura ( April 7, 2014 at 3:11 PM )

Adorable coat, beautiful photos

Kiss kiss.*Jo

Jo ( April 7, 2014 at 3:08 PM )
monkeyshines ( April 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM )

You are always just so good at turning something simple into something bold <3


Carmen Li ( April 7, 2014 at 11:54 AM )
Hana ( April 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM )
QueenLina ( April 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM )

This outfit is amazing. I love that it feels like it has an element of restraint. I feel like the addition of just a single bobble of sparkler of some sort would have killed the easy chic vibe it has.

And, of course, OMG the setting. I miss Paris.

– Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

Alexandra Aimee ( April 7, 2014 at 10:26 AM )

incredibly gorgeous!

Sasha ( April 7, 2014 at 9:43 AM )

OH! I have a pair of grey trousers that I often have trouble styling. Going monochrome with a bright lip is such a great idea! x


supal {chevrons & éclairs} ( April 7, 2014 at 8:58 AM )

    Nice! Glad I can give you some styling tips! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM )

Love the coat! It looks super amazing on you <3

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xoxo, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

Claire ( April 7, 2014 at 8:27 AM )

    THank you love!

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM )

What a coat!!!!! Stunning pics darling!



SweetFreckles ( April 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM )

That coat is stunning, as are these photos. Great post, as per usual! :)

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Joules ( April 7, 2014 at 7:33 AM )

I love monochrome ESP when it involves grey. And anything involving coat! It’s stunning and simply luxurious. These photos are epic!!



Eye Like Fashion ( April 7, 2014 at 7:29 AM )

Great photos, you look like a movie star! :)


Fashion Party blog ( April 7, 2014 at 6:47 AM )

    (Blushing) That is so sweet of you to say! Thank you so much! xoxo

    Chriselle ( April 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM )

Cool coat<3

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sasa ( April 7, 2014 at 6:29 AM )

j’adore cette endroit et tes photos son très belle ♥

Marie ( April 7, 2014 at 6:27 AM )

This look is very elegant and yet casual. I love grey toned outfit.


Valentine ( April 7, 2014 at 5:49 AM )
StyleSpectra ( April 7, 2014 at 5:36 AM )

thks for sharing this pictures and tips
I hope that you get to bring your mum to Paris one day

Nathalie ( April 7, 2014 at 5:18 AM )

wow, the pics are simply amazing!

Leesa ( April 7, 2014 at 5:08 AM )

Loved the post!!.. The coat is amazing!!.. Sometimes the simpler the outfit the better!


Thefashiongals ( April 7, 2014 at 4:47 AM )

Love the bi-colored coat and those jeans! Nice outfit!

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TERESA ( April 7, 2014 at 4:25 AM )

These picture are gorgeous…….head to toe one colour always look chic….and grey is perfect..softer than black..


Jessica Rose ( April 7, 2014 at 4:03 AM )

Oh my! That coat is wonderful!


Natali ( April 7, 2014 at 3:34 AM )


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