Classic minimalism, Parisian charm, and a laid-back LA vibe—we’re crushing hard on Clare Vivier’s Franco-Californian aesthetic. Launched in 2008 with the intention to make a better, cuter laptop bag, Clare’s namesake brand Clare V. has grown leaps and bounds since the onset. Consisting of essential, didn’t-know-you-needed-them-now-you-can’t-live-without-them bags, buttery soft leather wallets, delectable tassels in an array of shades, and cute statement tees, often with cheeky French expressions. All in all, the Los Angeles-based brand is serving up some serious style inspo with the lady at the helm leading the way in complete and utter chicness (check out her Instagram to see what we mean). From high-waist trousers to stripes everything, get the look with these seven inspired-by-our-gal outfits.
1. Good Jeans
Clare loves a good shoe-sock combo. Sport jeans and structured top for a casual daytime look at the office or running errands around town.
2. All-Star Accessories
California style is all about accessorizing simple pieces. Toss on a cute, cozy dress and doll it up with tassel earrings and a fun stripe (of course!) tote.
White wide-leg trousers are a Clare signature, and we adore crafting a crisp look by matching them with a denim shirt and bold, red extras. This drawstring bag is everything.
4. Printed Matter
From your socks to your clutch, printed accessories are the perfect way to dress up a simple neutral.
5. Oui, Oui
From Breton-inspired stripes to a head-turning red lip, Clare’s LA aesthetic is rich with French influences. J’taime mixing the two for a super-chic fashion fusion.
6. Make a Statement
Tees with something to say have been a major trend since fashion week, and we’re so into mixing them with a pair of jeans and cool accessories. Knot a bandana around your neck and slip on some fabulous slides for an effortless yet interesting look.
6. Clash Day
Clare (we imagine!) says, “Don’t be afraid to play with prints.” Go ahead and mix contrasting patterns—just keep the color scheme consistent.
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