“Wear a black bra under your white blouse, like two notes on a sheet of music”

Poetic fashion advice from the ladies who wrote How to be Parisian Wherever You Are and one that I’m not sure I’m entirely committed to, though it is advice I was still willing to try and, I must say, I like that poetic statement it makes through a white shirt.

I began by talking about my wardrobe essentials breakdown with the search for the perfect cashmere Winter knit. So, from talk of luxurious, warm, chunky cashmere, to what one should wear underneath it.

Underwear is a necessity, something for the basics category, but we should discuss where to find the best investment pieces. I would put buying underwear high on the list of priority pieces to invest in. If you buy great high quality basics to wear daily and special occasion pieces then every time you get dressed you should feel great and confident right down to your undergarments. Since I moved to Paris I have become a real fan of the French underwear chain Princesse Tam Tam.  I always find really high quality underwear from basics to special occasion pieces in the basic colour tones, as well as seasonal prints and colour choices for the more daring of you. I like to stick to black (or navy) for all undergarments, socks included. What can I say? It makes me feel a bit more chic … a bit more Parisian perhaps?

I’m sure you all have your go-to underwear brands and, as I mentioned, my go-to for basics, swimwear and nightwear all come from Princesse Tam Tam. Bonds underwear from Australia have a fantastic high quality range of colourful sporty underwear. For those special occasion pieces, and those of you looking to spend a bit more for a special piece, I would recommend having a look at what they have at Agent Provocateur. The best site to explore a wide range of underwear would be Figleaves. They house all the brands I mentioned above and many many more and what’s best: it’s Sale Season.

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Bandeau Bra – Princesse Tam Tam

Briefs – Princesse Tam Tam