Side Street Style: How to bring some Parisian style into your Wardrobe

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31/03/2018

How to bring some Parisian style into your Wardrobe


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I think that it is impossible to deny that when it comes to fashion the French get it right. With their effortless style that while remains fairly casual is also very chic and the classic Parisian look never seems dated or out of touch. If your heading to the continent this year and what to capture that European look or perhaps your just embracing all that the UK has to offer but feel your wardrobe needs a bit of a refresh or update than I have put a few key points and tips together on how to bring a little bit of Paris into your home and wardrobe

1. The Essential Breton

The Breton top has been a staple since Coco Chanel introduced it into her nautical collection in 1917 and it needs to be in every wardrobe and has been worn by many a fashion icon over the years. It simply oozes French style while still being practical and is great paired up with some jeans or high waisted trousers.


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2. Back to Black

In my book black and monochrome is always a good idea and it really doesn't have to be boring by layering it with different textures, fabrics and draping or matching your black outfit with a simple pattern or minimal but stylish accessories. Also add a pop of colour with some red lipstick which really stands out if your wearing black.



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3. Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are great for that effortless minimalist look which Parisians are famed for and are great if your going to be spending a exploring a new city as not only are they chic but also very practical. If your a little unsure why not try a simple black jumpsuit first and accessories it a nice bag and necklace or bracelet but don't go over board, French style is all about less is more.


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4. Brogues and Flats

People often seem to think that when it comes to fashion that heels is needed but in fact the French ladies are great at pairing up stylish flats with their outfits in a way that is still very on point. This is also good news if your spending a weekend exploring the French Capital and want something that works well with your weekend outfit but also means you can walk around the city in ease.


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5. Oversized

The French are not scared to wear oversized garments whether it be an oversized shirt, knitwear or jacket they pull it off by pairing it up with a while fitted and tailored pair of trousers or jeans. This just captures casual chic to a tee. Another thing is your attitude, French woman believe in themselves and their own style and that goes a long way in pulling off your look.



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What the French are really good at is building a casual wardrobe of well thought out staples that work well together. They also believe in quality on quantity and less is more so next time your out shopping for some new key pieces keep this in mind. You can also check out my post about Minimalist Style for a Weekend Getaway

8 comments:

  1. I love a Breton style top - such a classic wardrobe staple.

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    1. It really is isn't it - I have a few in my wardrobe

      Laura x

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  2. I love brogues - they make any outfit super stylish!

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    1. I totally agree, I have a few pairs now

      Laura x

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  3. Love learning about fashion and these are some gorgeous looks! And agreed, the French are très stylés! You've inspired my future wardrobe :) x

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    1. Yes the French are just such a stylish nation

      Laura x

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  4. These outfits look great for the spring. And they look nice and fashionable too

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    1. I cannot wait to wear less layers now it's starting to get warmer

      Laura x

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