Who's That Girl: Michelle Elie

I’ve spotted this immaculately avant-garde striking woman on several style blogs. I’ve often wondered what her story was. Who was she? What did she do? With such an experimental wardrobe and eclectic sense of style, I just knew she had to work in fashion. Thanks to Tamu from AllThePrettyBirds she is no longer a mystery. Her name is Michelle Elie.

Street-Style Inspiration

This look on style blogger Irina Lakicevic makes me want to live in suits, especially this one! The relaxed fit of her Stella McCartney graphic printed suit paired with an oversized Celine shirt is gamine chic at its best. I love how she added a touch of bold color with her yellow bag and pumps. Easy, simple and most definitely cool!

Street-Style Inspiration: Accessories

I love the unexpected mix of accessories here! She mixes contrasting extras, like a leather cap, mirrored sunglasses, statement posh necklace and brooch, neon orange bag and feminine heels to perfection. Her slouchy bordeaux coat is the ideal no-fuss backdrop for her eye catching accessories. This is a perfect example of how finishing touches can totally make an ensemble.

Street-Style Inspiration: Wide-Leg Tailored Trousers

I’ve always loved a wide-leg trouser and Michelle, shot by Stockholm Street Style in Paris, makes a great case for the return of this look for fall/winter. These aren’t the wide-leg pajama style palazzo pants we’ve been accustomed to seeing lately. These pants are classic menswear inspired and tailored. This style may have made a big trendy comeback on the Fall’12 runways of Proenza  Schouler, Calvin Klein and Celine but it’s a timeless and essential silhouette worthy of a spot in ever woman’s closet.