Keep it Classic

white shirt with bow

I’m currently in Paris and studying the art of being Parisian with a major magnifying glass. There will be way more on this to come as it’s truly been a life-changing trip and experience, but right now I will tell you this — Parisian women are absolutely effortless. What does that mean, exactly? Parisian women have an aura about them that leads you to believe that they don’t try too hard, they’re more confident and accepting of themselves, and they certainly know how to keep it classic!

classic white button front shirt bow tie

In my eyes, there’s nothing more classic than a crisp white shirt (the bow-tie is an added bonus!), a pair of dark rinse jeans, a bold red lip, and a pair of leopard pumps. What’s your classic combo?!

classic white oxford shirt with bow

red lip classic white shirt

Get the Look…

WHBM Bow-Tie Shirt | Express Jeans (on sale!) | J.Crew Leopard Pumps (30% off right now! .. also available in pointed toe & wedge varieties!) | Capwell + Co Necklace | Maya Brenner Inital Necklace | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Michael Kors Watch | Louis Vuitton Clutch (similar) | Stila ‘Beso’ Lipstick

crisp white skirt dark skinny jeans leopard pumps

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  1. 10.13.14
    Julia said:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love that lipstick colour as well x
    Julia in Disguise| UK Fashion Blog

  2. 10.13.14
    Natali said:

    Simple but very pretty outfit! That blouse is perfect!

  3. 10.13.14
    Jessica said:

    Beautiful! I found similar sentiments true of other European women when we visited Belgium this summer. Staying true to oneself isn’t something Americans embrace, but I’ve been trying with a simpler wardrobe of dresses and pointy flats (my favorites).

  4. 10.13.14
    IRENE said:

    keeping it classy is always a great idea! love the bow!
    have a great week!


  5. 10.13.14

    This whole ensemble is perfection, but that shirt is especially to die for! I love the bow so much!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  6. 10.13.14

    The trifecta of fall: denim, white and leopard! LOVE this look!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  7. 10.13.14
    Ella said:

    Gorgeous classy look! I can’t wait to hear all about Paris and what you’ve been up to there. Hope you’re feeling better, too!

  8. 10.13.14

    I LOVE that top! So cute! Have a blast in Paris!

  9. 10.13.14

    Swap the white for black and you’ve got my go-to classic look! That red lip is fierce 🙂 I’m excited to hear more about your trip!!

  10. 10.13.14
    Emma said:

    Gorgeous and simple!

  11. 10.13.14
    Meagan said:

    My go to classic is black and denim. Love this look! Can’t wait for more photos of your trip!

  12. 10.13.14
    Michelle said:

    I am so in love with this shirt just because of that bow! Keep on keeping it classy!


  13. 10.13.14
    Kayla said:

    LOVE this simple, classic look Jessica! And those red lips! Hope you are having fun in Paris! : )


  14. 10.13.14
    Heidi D. said:

    Simple and totally chic. Love it!

    Heidi D.

  15. 10.13.14

    Love the addition of the bow to this classic look! I’m always afraid of getting red lipstick stains on my all white clothing…Happy Monday 🙂

  16. 10.13.14
    Alexandra said:

    You’re doing a great job! Effortlessly chic look. Love the tie at the waist and the point about Parisian women not being judgmental of others- but standing confidently on their own.

    Warm Regards,

  17. 10.13.14

    The bow tie is perfect!

    Liz @
    A sweater giveaway on the blog from Mickey & Jenny (2 winners will be announced!)

  18. 10.13.14
    Elizabeth said:

    Couldn’t love it more – you look classic and gorgeous! We get so caught up in extravagant ensembles and pattern mixing sometimes that we forget how fabulous a simple outfit looks!

  19. 10.13.14
    Sarah said:

    I think you are seriously nailing the Parisian look! You totally look like the love child of Marilyn Monroe & Jackie O (JFK would have been all over ya 😉 )

    – Sarah 🙂

  20. 10.13.14

    This is a very classic look that totally works for anyone. Red lipstick looks great on you, you should definitely wear it more often.

  21. 10.13.14
    Becky said:

    Love the bow on this! So chic!

  22. 10.13.14
    Melissa said:

    So pretty Jess! Lovely blouse!

  23. 10.14.14
    Stacey said:

    A leopard pump is a definite classic in my books!


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  24. 10.14.14
    Emily said:

    Obsessed with that white shirt! I’ve never been a big fan of them (#ispilleverything) but how can I resist that shirt with the bow! It also fits you perfectly!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  25. 10.14.14
    Jennifer said:

    That top is adorable! Spices up the simple white dress shirt and jeans. Love!

    Xo, Jenn

  26. 10.14.14
    monic said:

    this top is so pretty ! love the pop in the lip color !
    Simply Sutter

  27. 10.15.14
    Kristin said:

    Love this outfit it’s simplicity is perfect!
    Kristin xx

  28. 10.15.14
    Andrea said:

    I love classic outfits like this! Such a beautiful white shirt…and I love how you added the leopard heel…perfection!


  29. 10.22.14
    Leeanne said:

    You look FABULOUS!! So chic (… and very parisian.. all you need is a pop of red!)