"Rules in fashion are reductive and debilitating for women," says Stéphanie Zwicky. "They put brakes on our freedom. They stigmatize the complexes and prevent us from revealing ourselves as we are."
Here at Who What Wear, we're always looking to Instagram for fresh sources of inspiration—whether it be from brands, bloggers, or celebrities. But, as important as a great outfit or lust-worthy shoe shot is, what's even more important is a message that inspires us. Enter Stéphanie Zwicky, Paris-based blogger, model, and mom with a feed that's full of outfit inspiration along with snippets of her life and travels.
We asked Zwicky to share a little bit about what inspires her point of view, "I love the audacity of Beth Ditto, I love the aesthetic of Solange Knowles, and I am very inspired by the Italian actresses of the '50s." And while she describes her personal style as feminine, she isn't afraid to mix things up. She easily styles muted florals and floaty pieces with more minimalist styles from COS (which she considers one of her favorite places to shop).
Read on for a look at a few looks we love from Stephanie's feed, and shop pieces inspired by her style!
A floaty blouse feels ultrafeminine styled with simple jewelry.
A high-waisted wide-leg trouser is a perfect transitional piece for the office and beyond.
Layer unexpected details like lace and soft knits for an under-the-radar, chic choice.
Floral prints don't have to just be for spring, you can experiment with muted tones for other seasons.
For a fashion girl–approved way to wear a coat, lightly drape it over your shoulders.
Gingham doesn't have to be preppy. Styled with the right pieces, it feels instantly sophisticated.
When in doubt on what to wear, opt for a jumpsuit, it's one and done.
Shop Pieces Inspired By Stéphanie
Stéphanie lists ASOS as one of her favorite places to shop.
Also topping off her must-shop list is minimalist retailer COS.
J.Crew's springy leather jacket comes in a range of sizes.
This ruffled off-the-shoulder dress feels just right for spring.
Stéphanie turns to Elvi for affordable and chic pieces.
Take a page out of Stéphanie's book, and try a jumpsuit when you're in need of a fresh look.
With Stéphanie's love for long coats, we had a feeling this pick would be a hit.
A cropped flair jean is the coolest style of the moment.
This Italian brand is a go-to for Stéphanie.
Embrace muted florals year-round, not only during spring.
Drape this Tibi coat over your shoulders for a cool look.