Off Duty Paris Attire

Following on from my go-to “feel good” outfit I posted a few weeks back, I thought I’d give you a little glimpse into another outfit which I sport incredibly regularly. This one is my go-to for practical situations rather than dinners and lunch meetings. From traveling to work – you can be pretty sure I’m wearing an outfit like this. Having this as my go-to made packing for Paris pretty darn easy too…

Let’s get the bag out the way – the Zara Office City is a classic for lugging the kitchen sink around with you. I often have it with me to carry my work note books/tripods/anything that doesn’t fit in a standard handbag. It can get mighty heavy, but for traveling or London-bound working days you can be sure i’ll have this with me. 

Then we have my ASOS Adverse Chelsea Boots – another old favourite. These are super comfortable and keep my feet at just the right temperature (is that a weird thing to love about shoes?), making them perfect for exploring cities (or, the less glamorous alternative, dashing for the tube/bus).

I purposely wore tights to Paris as they’re super comfy but also dry off very quickly after getting caught in the rain. I’d checked the weather in the days leading up and a shower or five looked pretty certain. So tights it was. I also wore my (p)leather jacket as it doesn’t get overly wet in the rain, but is also light enough to stop me getting too hot whilst walking around. 

And then we have my Zara crop jumper, this comes in a variety of colours at a wee ยฃ15 and hides a food baby better than any other top I own, and when you’re surrounded by creps and macarons this is very important! To finish off the outfit I couldn’t not wear my Zara skort – it’s the perfect cut for my figure and is a shirt but without the worry of a Marilyn moment. I always feel comfortable in this so I regularly throw it on – whether I’m traveling or working it’s just perfect.

Bored of an all black outfit? Don’t fret, there will definitely be some colour coming up soon, and you might even see some denim that isn’t black… *shocked face*.


  1. Sabina B.
    07 May 2014 / 7:39 am

    Great casual look!

  2. Jenny
    07 May 2014 / 7:43 am

    So chic, Suzie!

  3. Mira Devils
    07 May 2014 / 7:45 am

    Wow beautiful total black look. Love the bag so much ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Mira

  4. MsMiliMal
    07 May 2014 / 7:49 am

    Wow! I really love your hair in this post!

  5. Scoo
    07 May 2014 / 8:21 am

    You've been rocking the all black outfit a lot! Not complaining its looks great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Lyn
    07 May 2014 / 8:25 am

    Completely black outfits will never bore me ๐Ÿ™‚ I just adore black!
    xo Lyn

  7. Kelly G
    07 May 2014 / 8:53 am

    Love this look, simple but chic. x

  8. Zozobra
    07 May 2014 / 9:02 am

    Obsessed with this look. I'm a monochrome girl, black + grey + white. I think layering one color in multiple pieces allows you to play with other things, like texture and shape. I'll be recreating this one ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a wonderful time in Paris!! xx

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  9. Zazie Bibi
    07 May 2014 / 9:05 am

    Your hair is so nice! x

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  10. Grace Denny
    07 May 2014 / 9:12 am

    Totally agree with you though, black is my uniform. It's so easy to look good and feel good in black when you havn't got much time to get ready or just can't be bothered with effort. haha.

    Also.. that's the ultimate back drop for an OOTD. Werk. Haha.

    XO, G from grace'd

  11. Rachael
    07 May 2014 / 9:29 am

    This outfit is gorgeous, it's always good to have a go to outfit! x

  12. Rachel
    07 May 2014 / 9:42 am

    Love the interesting shape of the skirt. All black but the shape of the pieces and textures makes it really interesting

  13. Samantha Cooper
    07 May 2014 / 9:45 am

    I love this outfit so much! All black looks fab on you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    Sammy |

  14. Sitara Long
    07 May 2014 / 10:05 am

    Now, I can't wait to go to Paris! Black outfits aren't boring, they're stylish ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  15. Ellen UnderWater
    07 May 2014 / 10:29 am

    These photos are so gorgeous! You look really chic. So understated but simply lovely. I adore your outfit posts

  16. Jessicalaar
    07 May 2014 / 10:38 am

    Love this look, you look fabulous, perfect outfit for the city.
    Hope you've had an amazing time.

    Jess x

  17. Mona Hux
    07 May 2014 / 11:17 am

    can never have too much black!
    lovely as always Suzie, and the Eiffel Tower in the background doesn't hurt…

  18. Pink Elephant Blog
    07 May 2014 / 11:23 am

    Love the all black outfit! Very Parisian!! x

    Alex |

  19. nueyork
    07 May 2014 / 11:40 am

    All black everything is the best look to have!

  20. Taslima Rahman
    07 May 2014 / 11:41 am

    Love that jacket!

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  21. Nat. Feathers
    07 May 2014 / 11:48 am

    All black everything, I love it! And the background isn't shabby either, lol! Xx

  22. Katie Z
    07 May 2014 / 11:54 am

    Lovely all black look!

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  23. Lillian ParisianToBe
    07 May 2014 / 12:01 pm

    All black in Paris. Trรจs chic, and just the way I would have done it. You look gorgeous, as always. xo

    Lillian |

  24. Valentina Duracinsky
    07 May 2014 / 12:33 pm

    How lovely! can't wait to get back to Paris tomorrow…

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  25. sophiesmakeupblog
    07 May 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Lovely outfit! x


  26. Janamarie
    07 May 2014 / 1:10 pm

    Love this look !x

  27. Kat
    07 May 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I have a habit of carrying everything with me too. I just like to prepared! And with all black outfits I find it easier to coordinate makeup you know? I can put on any color of lipstick and look good with an all black outfit!


  28. Chloe Bennett
    07 May 2014 / 2:19 pm

    Nice leather jacket!

  29. Aerie Berrie
    07 May 2014 / 2:27 pm

    Love the shoes! x

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  30. Aissa Carmela
    07 May 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Love the look!

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  31. Asha Stenzel
    07 May 2014 / 2:48 pm

    I love the bag! Great look!

  32. Diana P.
    07 May 2014 / 3:10 pm

    Love your hair!

  33. Lauren Parker
    07 May 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Love your fashion sense, your hair looks amazing as always!


  34. Love Cloth
    07 May 2014 / 3:52 pm

    So pretty lady… wouldn't expect anything else ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. Christine de Leon
    07 May 2014 / 5:29 pm

    love the all black! great purse!

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  36. India Wood
    07 May 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Lovely outfit! x

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  37. Chelsea Leigh
    07 May 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Lovely photos and amazing outfit!

  38. cheyenne
    07 May 2014 / 7:38 pm

    awesome outfit! love the skort, so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo, cheyenne

  39. Lisa Robb
    07 May 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Lovely outfit
    L x

  40. Sarah-Jane Dale
    07 May 2014 / 9:46 pm

    Lovely outfit, perfect for exploring new and exciting cities ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx


    07 May 2014 / 9:54 pm

    Such a chic casual look. Look beaut!

  42. Amber Hunter
    07 May 2014 / 11:55 pm

    I don't ever really tire of all black outfits–they're always so chic! I love the combination of pieces in yours that keeps it from being boring. Gorgeous as usual ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lovely Notions

  43. Daniella C
    08 May 2014 / 12:28 am


  44. - Karen
    08 May 2014 / 8:05 am

    Stunning photos! Your outfit is perfect, especially that bag! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Style Sunrise

    ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  45. Emma Rose
    08 May 2014 / 9:24 am

    Beautiful photos in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

    Emma | The Fashion Six

  46. Tiny Alis
    08 May 2014 / 3:23 pm

    Loving this look on you, the skort is fab!

    Tiny Alis

  47. The Vague Handbook
    08 May 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Love those boots! x

  48. Sandy Pear
    08 May 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I love your outfit! Especially, your boots. ๐Ÿ™‚


  49. Sandra Bร czek
    09 May 2014 / 7:48 am

    Oh Suzie, you have no idea how jealous I am right now.
    Take me to Paris. Anyone?

    lots of love, Sandra

  50. Sue
    11 May 2014 / 8:24 pm

    Oh what a lovely outfit. You're so beautiful.
    Where is this fabulous jacket from? ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. Laura Barlow
    30 Dec 2014 / 6:05 pm

    Ahh love your outfit! These posts make me want to go to Paris so much! <3

  52. Elina
    24 Nov 2015 / 12:27 pm

    I like your Style so much, your photos are stunning.

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