Fashion is nice but sometimes we just want to be elegant and beautiful.

This is how it usually goes with Caroline, director of über-hip magazine Tank. And what I love so much about her is the timeless beauty of her style.

Meaning, she makes me forget about wedgy heels that make up for the lack of height or the shortest skirts and the slimmest treggings* one could ever find.

And yet, it doesn’t mean that I don’t get caught up in the popular, of-the-moment trends. In a span of two years, I’ve seen fashion go from baby doll dresses reintroduced by Phoebe Philo for Chloé to Balmain’s seemingly tacky but happily embraced distressed denim or bold animal print jeans. Yes, I tend to follow the latest craze. Fads can be fun but sometimes I wonder…

For me, Caroline is a perfect example of a gal who doesn’t get carried away by crazy fashion ideas. Just take a look at these three photos and you become aware of how she understands everything and knows exactly what works for her.

Yet, it only takes, a pretty (oops, make that eye-catchingly gorgeous) belt or a fab pair of shoes to prove her point. Everything else gets a classic treatment—hemlines hitting a consistent flattering length, the simplest color schemes  and pared-down accessories.

While others may get bored with this look, it’s the kind I find very inspiring and would definitely go for.

Bonne journée!

Translation : Magali Eva Suárez.