How You Can Cross Over From Work To Play With Nouveau Folk Fashion

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I’m calling it. Inspired by travels through the orient, exotic Arabic & Israeli scarves, nouveau folk is the most elegant & versatile look of 2016. Temperley, Vita Kin, Vilshenko – everyone’s at it. Do yourself a Friday favour & get on to this trend du jour, STAT!
Cecilie Copenhagen ruffle shift dress
Dress: Cecilie Copenhagen Bag: Marc Jacobs Ring: Oscar de la Renta Glasses: Jimmy Fairly Shoes: Zara

Cecilie Copenhagen’s take on nouveau folk is easy-to-wear staples with delicious, light linen and elegant, flirty silhouettes. My friends are SO bored of this black & white ruffle shift dress because I practically wear it EVERYWHERE: winter & summer, spring & fall, holidays, work meetings – it’s my wardrobe’s #1 most versatile staple.

To the beach, I’ll pair it with white Converse Chuck Taylors or Bensimon Classiques. When it gets a bit nippy, I add tights, boots and a warm coat (black or camel). Bada boom.

Cecilie Copenhagen dress black and white marc jacobs hand bag

Dress: Cecilie Copenhagen; Jimmy Fairly glasses; Marc Jacobs bag; Zara heels
Dress: Cecilie Copenhagen Bag: Marc Jacobs Ring: Oscar de la Renta Glasses: Jimmy Fairly Shoes: Zara

For a glam spin on the nouveau folk look, Dodo Bar Or‘s floor-length Cristina maxi dress (which I wore to London Fashion Week here) hits the mark.

Christina Maxi dress by Dodo Bar Or
Christina Maxi dress by Dodo Bar Or
Dress: Cristina Maxi by Dodo Bar Or
Dress: Cristina Maxi by Dodo Bar Or Glasses: Jimmy Fairly Pearl Pendant: Tiffany & Co.
Read all about what Elissa James of wore to London Fashion Week 2016
Dress: Cristina Maxi by Dodo Bar Or Slip Dress: Sandro Paris Glasses: Self Portrait x Le Specs Pumps: Mimco Pouch: TDE

Read all about what Elissa James of wore to London Fashion Week 2016


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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Classic

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  1. Jill Courser says

    I love this look! And it’s so versatile 🙂

  2. Darci Lopez says

    What a beautiful and versatile look. I love the maxi!

    1. Iris Lillian says

      Hey Darci, the maxi is amazing isn’t it! It felt so fabulous to wear 🙂 Do you have lots of maxis in your wardrobe?

  3. Daiana Hamza says

    Love the dress! And specially how you paired it to the Zara heels.
    I understand the crush you have for it. This fall I bought a pair of bleumarine wedge boots that I am wearing everywhere.

    Oh, and I appreciate your glasses!

    1. Iris Lillian says

      LOVVVE wedge boots. A great look for winter and so easy to pair with almost anything! I bought the glasses in Paris a few years ago and I’m still in love 😉 xx

  4. Amaia Arana says

    So versatile and nice!

    1. Elissa says

      This look really is! Have you tried it?

    2. Iris Lillian says

      Thanks Amaia! Do you have an outfit that you can wear anywhere? They are priceless! Especially if you travel a lot. xx

  5. Iris Lillian says

    Thanks Jill! Do you have a genius dress or outfit that you can style for the summer, winter, to wear to the office & to the beach?!

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