Designer look for less: Sonia Rykiel


White jeans... One of the ultimate style staples of a Parisian fashion magazine editor or iconic model, the denimtruly made it to the list of most chic items to wear. The question is how... Because it is indeed the "how" part that makes all the difference. Get it wrong and you may look like a Californian guy visiting Russia in a middle of November (true story, by the way!) And if we do it right, the result is certainly striking and, without suppressing positive fashion vibes, very Parisian.

Indeed, having been unable to erase the vision of a guy skipping through the melting snow and mud in his Calvins (just to clarify, we are still talking about jeans - not underwear) from my memory, I wanted to avoid any possible errors and style faux pas, so I turned to Sonia Rykiel's Pre-Fall 2015. Not only I've always considered Rykiel to be one of the ultimate Parisiennes, but this particular collection designed by Julie de Libran was really, really, exceptionally good, wearable and full of inspiration.

So here is an idea to evoke a spirit of a French girl in you and take those beautiful white jeans into autumn and mild winter. The entire look is styled with high street pieces and cost around £400 - I could have halved the budget, but considering that most of these are true style classics, I wanted them to last...

And since I've been truly inspired by Paris this week, I've created a few more outfits for my Look-a-Porter blog, all inspired by the French capital and iconic names, and made to be affordable.

Designer look for less / how to wear white jeans in autumn-winter / style white jeans / style tips and outfit ideas / Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015 / Parisian style secrets / how to look like Parisienne / via fashioned by love / british fashion blog

Photo source: Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015 via


  1. It took me a long time to come around to white denim, and in fact it was when I lived in Paris that I first tried it. But once I had, I was head over heels. My beloved first pair of white jeans is sadly on its last legs and I dread having to find another pair that is equally perfect!

  2. The jacket looks great - perfect length!


  3. Amazing style! The white is suddenly dressed up with navy and the honey color!


  4. i am loving this entire outfit and that you presented us a less-expensive option. hope you are doing well!

  5. You must also have SO e experiences with fashion trying to be brave and more free with your OWN style....dare to try!
    That's all:)
    It sounds easy but we have need a good advice sometimes....
    Your opinions and choisec are excellent good basic knowrledge of fashion, thankyou SO much!
    I like this coat together with white jeans-absolutely fantastic!

  6. This is such a beautiful classic look, definitely worth £400!

    Bella Pummarola

  7. The look you created is simply perfect, no guy in his Calvins could come to mind!
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

  8. That is absolutely gorgeous! I need to copy that.

  9. Love this look, you did a great job sourcing this! I do adore this fresh look!
    xx, Elle