The French, particularly Parisians, are mostly known for the way they pull off their style and the chic air about them that shouts out sophistication, glamour, elegance, and beauty all at the same time. Here are a few tips on how to dress and style yourself in the effortless Parisian way:
Less is more
Parisians don’t overstuff themselves with layers of clothing and accessories. They go for a minimalistic style and if you want to make a statement, do it with just one or two items. It could be a necklace, a flashy ring, a pair of designer sunglasses or even a scarf.
You do not have to don complicated outfits to make an impact. A simple flowing or pleated skirt with a basic top can do the trick.
Splash some color onto those feet
Trail the path of those cobblestone streets with your comfy flats or put on a pair of shoes to bring some quirkiness and playfulness to your feet. Splash on some neutrals or bring in some bright flashes of color for an air of funkiness and fun, the choice is yours.
Left: Olivia Palermo in Paris, July 2015
Twirl on a scarf
If you’re in Paris, your one must have accessory should be a beautiful, yet simplistic scarf. Twist it, twirl it, or wrap it up in a basic knot. For the crispy winds that blow, this accessory is one you will cherish the most.
Don’t go overboard with accessories
The French are not known for wearing chunky bits of jewelry. Their style is simplistic and elegant. They prefer donning delicate gold or silver pieces of jewelry or hand crafted designs which act as a reminder of heritage. They are all worn in a minimalistic fashion.
Parisians prefer alluring bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces; thin dainty strips rather than chunks of jewelry; and who can forget pearls. They are the ultimate sign of a classic and royal hint without going overboard on the fashion bit.
Wear a ring or a pendant as a show of innate elegance. Parisians impress with a uniqueness of style, not with gaudy and showy accessories.
Ditch the overstuffed purses
Parisians choose tiny bags that compliment their outfits instead of carrying around gigantic bags that cover half of you. Steal the show with your overall appearance, not just with one large item. Add some color, mix and match, or go with some grays and blacks.
Be free, be spirited, be a Parisian in the true meaning of the word. Being true to yourself is what impresses the people around you the most. Express yourself to convey who you are. That is the true signature of every Parisian. They are classy fashionistas who are creative, casual and trendy.
Pictures credit – starstyle.com