Parisian Style

Parisienne

polka dots

polka dots

French women have a timeless quality that’s hard to put into words. It’s a combination of not looking like they tried and somehow appearing perfectly put-together. Unfair as it seems, they do have a leg up in the fashion universe. It’s not something that can be readily taught, but there are tricks to make it look easy. The French are as chic as can be. Women I emulate, see Caroline de Maigret, Emmanuelle Alt, and Carla Bruni, all embrace a je ne sais quoi. And, and they’re all over age 40. Not only that, but they seem to get cooler by the decade.

Parisian style always wins in the style game and I look to them to embrace that in my life. Even through I didn’t get to attend the shows this season, I pulled inspiration from all the street style that was.

Here are my 5 steps on how to to dress like a Parisian.

How to achieve Parisian style 

The white sneaker 

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white sneaker

white sneaker

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The beret

beret

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A structured black bag 

cult gaia

cult gaia

Structured bags are all the rage. Right now tiny bags are back in fashion. A Chanel bag would do just fine but so would any of thee below.

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Add something playful

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I love polka dots, they put the fun back in fashion! Here are some images that sparked my interest.

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Be flirty

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If your attitude is flirty so will your fashion sense. I am adopting the lifestyle and the less stressed way of life, as much as I am the fashion sense. Getting dressed is the easy part. Now it’s time to play that role.

Paris fashion goer

photo: Man Repeller

Have a great long weekend! Will keep you posted on all the latest sales coming up in the coming days. Stay tuned. xo