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Dress Like a Parisian

Paris is undoubtedly the capital of fashion and Parisian women have always lead the way when it comes to style.

The Parisian look is all about functional, yet stylish wardrobes, that take you from the office to an evening out with versatility and elegance.

Stick with these five style rules and achieve a perfect Parisian look with ease. 


Less is more


The French are all about effortless style, or at least an effortless illusion! Style comes naturally to Parisian women, so anything too fussy or intricate is a no-go for achieving the classic look. Minimalistic designs and simplistic combinations are the way forward.

The less is more mantra also applies when it comes to colour. A neutral colour scheme is a prerequisite when it comes to Parisian style. Build your wardrobe around a black, white, beige and brown colour palette and if you want to add a dash of colour; complete the look with bright accessories or shoes.


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Collect the staples  


The best Parisian wardrobes are built on staple pieces. To achieve true French elegance, avoid trend fads and invest in timeless pieces that won’t go out of fashion next week!  

Here’s a good place to start when it comes to must have staples;

  • Blazer – a fitted blazer can transform an otherwise bland outfit. Shaping is everything, so tailoring is a good place to start.
  • Breton tee – stereotypically French but for good reason! You can’t beat a Breton for an effortless style statement. Achieve ultimate Breton chic with a monochrome stripe and bright lipstick!
  • Trench – the trusty trench. Practical and stylish and great for chillier evenings in the city.  
  • White shirt or blouse – adds an instant crisp, classic and clean feel to your look. Ideal for an office to dinner look.
  • Jeans –  famed for versatility and great for day to night looks.






The beauty of French style is that it’s great for transitioning between day and night time looks. If you get it right and strike a balance of smart and casual pieces, you can achieve an evening style by simply adding a pair of heels and a coat of lipstick.

The right outfit can look great with a pair of trainers by day and killer heels by night. It’s all about versatility through classic items.  




Silhouette is everything


Simplicity is key, but fit is everything. Create stunning silhouettes with the right pieces that will fit and flatter your figure. A good fit can transform an average outfit to something extra special.

This doesn’t mean the tighter the better, but that shape plays a big part in the overall look of your outfit and pieces should be carefully selected based on their form and flow.

Androgyny is a key trend this year but has always been a part of Parisian style. Masculine shapes and tailoring combined with more feminine elements go a long way towards that effortless chic style we are aiming for.






One thing the French don’t lack when it comes to style is confidence.

For ultimate French style follow our tips above but most importantly choose outfits that you love and are totally comfortable in and you’ll be nailing Parisian style in no time.



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