Just try to be this chic…

It’s très difficile…

However, if you want to give it your best shot and imitate Nicola’s effortless style, you need a few things…

First you need a knapsack on your back.. the Swedes make the best ones. Some skinny Parisian jeans… a brooch that says it all.. “non”… and an immaculate white stripe breton shirt.

Nicola is the person that would be photographed by Bill Cunningham every day. For his different columns. Paris chic, jumpsuits in every colour and texture, drapey monotone goodness. But every time…for her shoes. If I could wish for one person’s shoe collection… it’s this one.

And she’s the coolest mum too… just read the Idle parenting guide.

Sandqvist backpack $180-$250

April 77 cinder jeans $225

Armor Lux stripe shirt $75

Jennifer Loiselle ‘non’ brooch $70

The Idle Parent Book $20