An Easter escape with Oracle Fox
Fashion influencer Amanda Shadforth shows us what to wear in Paris this spring break.
Unless you've recently been living under a rock, you most certainly will have heard of the hugely popular fashion blog-turned-brand Oracle Fox. Within the past five years, the blog's founder, Amanda Shadforth, has grown her side hustle into one of the fashion industry's most recognised platforms - as its 1.5 million followers will attest. A go-to destination for style advice, trends and well-crafted editorial makes Oracle Fox as visually inspiring as it is insightful. Most recently, this luxury fashion emporium has added art direction, digital projects and creative strategy to its long list of accomplishments, regularly collaborating with the world's most sought-after brands. Be warned: you can get lost in Amanda's Instagram account for hours.
A stylish city break
With spring sunshine bringing the world back to life and the Easter holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about booking a trip away. Paris, as we know from the song, is particularly special in springtime, but how can we ensure our attire is fittingly chic? Fortunately, Amanda is on hand to show us...
These shoes were made for walking
Knowing that a modish outfit starts with a good pair of shoes, Amanda wore Bally’s patent white high-heeled Lisina pumps while visiting the charming covered shopping arcade of Galerie Vivienne. At over 176m long and featuring an extraordinary mosaic floor, Galerie Vivienne has been a shopping and lounging destination since it was built in 1823. With just the right heel height to take you through the bustling streets of Paris with a swing in your step but also in comfort, the Lisina is the perfect choice, and one to watch in Bally's SS17 collection. The white patent leather is complemented by a square block heel and minimalistic horsebit detailing - a simple twist on the brand's signature embellishments. Finer details such as the gently curved heel breast and leather sole echo Bally's heritage in craftsmanship.
Suzy: a versatile day bag
Amanda paired her Lisina pumps with a tan blouse with delicate frill detailing around the collar, and a loose-fitting black skirt, skimming just above the ankle - another trend of the SS17 season. In her hand was Bally's Suzy bag in jaguar. This chain-strap bag can be worn just as effortlessly across the body, swung from the shoulder, or under the arm, depending on preference. The embossed tan calf-leather flap adds a luxurious edge, especially in contrast to the chunky gold chain strap and B-Turn lock. In this elegant shade of deep emerald green with blocks of patent white and tan, the Suzy is a sophisticated addition to any spring style.
Match your Suzy to your spring wardrobe like Amanda, or opt for a bolder clash of colour with one of the cross-body bags in a vibrant orange or pink. The combinations are endless.