Bonjour! Fancy embracing your inner Parisian chic? Then, don't hesitate to read further...
Parisian styling is 'chic décontracté', better known as casual chic, which celebrates combining everyday pieces with sophisticated items; whether that be a designer bag or statement jewellery. However, the ultimate key is to avoid looking overdressed as the signature aesthetic is looking dressed up in an effortless, relaxed way. As a result, accessories are kept to a minimum if you want to look effortlessly cool. It is apparent that Parisians are advocates for everything 'au natural', and it's because they are allured to a natural, polished look with a slightly undone appeal.
Parisians highly rate minimal, classic pieces over what's 'on trend', this includes anything from loafers, blazers and button shirts. Despite being perceived as 'basic' pieces, they're incredibly versatile and can most likely be worn all year round. Importantly, it's all about investing in high-quality clothing that'll last, rather than splashing out on fast fashion. 'Les Parisiennes' tend to dodge overly sexy outfits and instead they incorporate adding a touch of masculinity to their super feminine outfits, like adding a tailored blazer to a sultry slip dress to balance the silhouette. Parisian fashion truly expresses an understated elegance, neutral colours are favoured over brights, to allow for easy mixing and matching. This approach is efficient as it would save time in the morning when getting ready to go out. Alternatively, accents of colour are introduced through accessories, after all Parisians enjoy meticulous coordination and making sure everything seamlessly matches. It's all about paying attention to the smallest of details, so if you're thinking about putting your outfit together the 'Parisian way', consider the way each piece is styled. How will your shirt be tucked in? How many buttons will you leave undone? Will you roll-up the cuffs? In the Parisian fashion world each styling decision is consciously thought through, which makes the overall look laid-back in a put-together sort of way. If you dream of showcasing the Parisian style, just remember it doesn't matter what you choose to wear as long as you feel comfortable and self-assured. Just own it!
Written by Giovanna Scozzari