Instagram is where the crazy fashion lives: the madder the better, according to likes. But Pinterest is where you're more likely to find out how to build a capsule wardrobe and pull together outfits that work IRL, 24/7. It's also where we often turn for French style inspiration, and it would appear we aren't alone.
Above is Marissa Cox's crowd-pleasing Pinterest look (Sézane jeans, a simple white blouse and pumps from Iris & Ink). Below we pinpoint the reason it's so powerful.
The hair and makeup: Done but not "done," Cox's polished look feels approachable but still a little bit special. Red lipstick is a French-girl favourite, but everyone everywhere feels good in it, right?
The chain necklace: Dainty and personal but noticeable enough to glint away from afar, simple gold pendants are the jewellery gift that keeps on giving these days.
The white blouse: A little bit frou-frou with its frilly collar and blouson sleeves, Marissa's top ticks so many easy-to-wear boxes thanks to its flattering slim-cut silhouette you can easily tuck into jeans.
The jeans: "They have since become the foundation of my wardrobe, and I’ve lost count of how many I have! A high-waisted pair of jeans with a straight leg or slight flair is much more flattering and will balance out wider hips than slimmer styles," Cox told us. These are a perfect example of that. Relaxed but not scruffy or loose, and with a point of difference thanks to the popper waistband, they're the ultimate denim find.
The shoes: Why are the jeans so fabulous? Well, because they even look good with kitten heels. Iconic French women are known for favouring low and flat heels over high ones (such a casual footwear choice always looks like smidgen cooler), and the modern V-neck cut always lengthens the legs.
The flowers: Doesn't get more "living the good life in Paris" than a freshly cut bouquet.
The apartment: The Parisian rooftops, the decorative iron railings, the plants, the voile curtains… Everything about this screams "Sunday morning dreamland."