LA GARCONNE

One of my favourite french brands had an archive sale recently, so I instantly headed over to the website in the hope of picking up something special. Everything on the Sezane website tends to sell out as quickly as it appears online (and rightly so), so there’s always an air of urgency whenever new stock drops. As soon as I spied this T-shirt it was love – simple monochrome design, relaxed fit, the best friend to my oversized blazer, the vital piece to my weekday uniform…

A blazer, T-shirt, and high waist denim will forever be my fail-safe. Throw a basket bag and a hair scarf into the mix and there you have it – the lazy girls guide to accessorising the most classic of ensembles. I love that the T-shirt says ‘La Garconne’ – I think out of all the slogan tees that I own, this has worked it’s way to the top of the pile. La Garconne, roughly translating to ‘boyish, means someone who sways against the traditional conventions of how women ‘ought to dress’, and instead creates their own rules. A ‘tomboy’ for lack of a better term. I don’t like to think that clothing is restricted to any gender, but alas, we do live in a time where we are still trying to break away from this. I have always had a strong admiration for any variation of ‘La Garconne’ – the feminine boy, the rule breaker, the woman that dresses for herself before anyone else.

These are the types of women that continue to inspire me – not just because they create their own story, but because they encourage others to do the same. Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, and Francoise Hardy to name but a few – all incredible icons in their own right that have lead me back to one particular notion, don’t let societies expectations of what a woman ‘should be presented as’ dictate your personal style. Dress for yourself, experiment, express yourself…

Alice x


Photography by Adriana

T- shirt – Sezane | Blazer – Mango | Jeans – Vintage Levi 501’s | Shoes – Steve Madden | Bag – Beyond Retro | Hair Scarf – Vintage

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