The dress code says casual. Your heart says no, no, no! Something more interesting, s’il vous plait. Think Paris after hours: a small cabaret, you just right in jeans, jacket, and that special piece from Jane’s Vanity.  Let’s get specific. Recently returned from Paris, JV’s Emily Tate shows the way.

What did you see on the streets of Paris this January?

Beautiful coats. Very chic in great colors, sometimes oversized or belted, dramatic lapels.

Also, less denim. Rather, trousers, many in leather, high-waisted, back to the 80s with a paper- bag cinch. 

And on top?

Simple white long-sleeved tees. Or fitted little sweaters--I remember a black angora. 


Boots, the classic menswear loafer, and stilettos--always.

OK, what to wear to the little cabaret?

Wide-leg black pant, jacket, and underneath, the Taryn Winters Jimena Bodysuit in ivory and black solstiss lace.

Or, the long-sleeve Cadolle New York Bodysuit in black textural stretch fabric with beaded collar and keyhole back. Perfect with leopard-print wide-leg pants. 

For warmth without bulk?

Dana Pisarra every time. Camisoles, long-sleeve layering pieces, and especially the Romantic Wool Silk Shell. Sleek and cozy with floral embroidery on sheer tulle across the chest. 

Black vs. color?

Color is good. Find it in pants, scarf, a peek of camisole. Try a blouse or print silk pajama top with a spectacular Merle Noir camisole underneath in choice of navy, slate, watered green, burgundy.

Merci, Emily, for these splashes of JV style and color that transform casual into cabaret.

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