Every season has its muse, and this Spring we turn our gaze to Paris. Sabina Socol’s feminine, effortlessly playful and classic-with-a-twist style is the essence of how we want to dress this season. The French journalist juggles freelance writing – she writes about French girl style in her columns for Who What Wear and French magazine Le Priscripteur – with creative consulting for fashion brands. And of course, managing her very inspirational Instagram feed. Go follow, and you will see why Sabina Socol is the perfect everyday muse. So when we needed style advice on how to wear the new Conscious Exclusive collection – H&M’s most glam and green collection – in real life so to speak, we turned to our favourite Parisienne.
”I genuinely love the vibe of the collection – it’s high fashionFashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dressesA dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers., yet easy to style and affordable,” says Socol who styled her five favourite looks from the collection.
OUT OF ALL THE LOOKS YOU’VE PICKED AND STYLED – WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
”The organic silk green dress, the cut and the flow of it is beautiful. I just love the romantic vibe of it.”
WHAT DREW YOU TO JOURNALISM?
”I’m a creative person and I’ve always wanted to write. Writing is my passion, and it makes me happy. I’m also passionate about fashion – I always like to say that I like fashion, not shopping (laughs). So it’s pretty much the perfect combo in a job.”
WHAT’S THE COOLEST THING YOU’VE DONE IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?
”My job allows me to travel a lot – which I absolutely love. I believe travelling is really mind opening and makes you grow as a person. Which brings me to the ’coolest’ thing that I’ve done recently: travelling to Iceland for a shoot. Seeing this country was on my bucket list, and I highly recommend it!”
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIVING IN PARIS?
”Paris’ architecture and cityscape is one of the most beautiful, and moving, in the world. Paris is beautiful and heart warming all the time, whether it’s sunny or grey outside ; this can seem (banal) to say, but it’s not the case for most cities. It’s an inspiring and stimulating city in all of those ways.”
… AND THE WORST?
”Living in Paris can be pretty consuming, energy-wise.”
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP SPOTS?
”La Mode Vintage – for beautifully curated vintage finds.”
”Variations Végétales – the cutest flower shop.”
”Le Square Gardette – for my morning coffee, late dinner or Sunday brunch.”
CONSCIOUS EXCLUSIVE IS H&M’S MOST GLAMOROUS COLLECTION. WHAT ARE YOUR BEST TIPS FOR WEARING IT ON AN EVERYDAY BASIS?
”As you can tell from the pictures, it’s super easy to style the pieces and make them wearable every day! Just combine one of the tops with a nicely cut pair of jeansJeans are trousers typically made from denim or dungaree cloth. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob Davis in 1871 and patented by Davis and Levi Strauss on May 20, 1873. Originally designed for cowboys and miners, jeans became popular in the 1950s among teenagers, especially members of the greaser subculture., or one of the trousers with a plain white t-shirt for example, and you’re good to go.”
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES?
”I also really loved the black top, for its volume, and the recycled silver jewellery – particularly the earrings, the design is intricate but still relaxed enough for every day.”
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS.
”Smiling, generous, and (very) impatient.”
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE WITH 3 WORDS.
”Simple, feminine and fun.”
WHAT DOES PERSONAL STYLE MEAN TO YOU?
”It means making the clothes live through you, finding your touch. If someone sees something and says ‘that’s so you’, it means that you’ve found your personal style.”
YOU HAVE TO GET READY IN 3 MINUTES, WHAT DO YOU DO?
”I throw on a pair of high-waisted jeans, a pair of heels, a simple top and a men’s jacket. Et voilà!”
WHAT’S YOUR BEST BEAUTY HACK?
”I don’t know if it’s the best, but I like to put just a little bit of blush on the bridge of my nose to make it seem like I’ve got a natural sun tan.”
WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE EVER FOUND IN YOUR BAG AFTER A NIGHT OUT?
”A mini car toy!”