Dress Like A Parisian With These Classic Looks

It’s no secret, Paris Fashion Week is one of the our favourite fashion week’s to watch for street style. Why? There’s something about the way French women dress that is so stylish, so effortless, so chic. There is always a touch of sophistication to a French woman’s look, even if she’s rocking a grunge outfit. How do they do it?

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The fashion world has a lot to thank the French for; berets, cigarette pants, chic flats, stripes… and more. So you want to dress like a Parisian? Nail the look with these tips.

Avoid Colour

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The key to an effortless, Parisian-inspired outfit is nailing the basics. The French love darker colours because they’re not loud, they work together well and ooze sophistication. Stick to black, white, navy and greys and slowly introduce hints of colour into your look with accessories or makeup (just not too much!)

Stock Up On Stripes

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It’s not just a cliche. There’s a reason they made stripes a thing! Stripes are perfect for that effortless, off-duty look. And they’re super versatile. A striped dress looks just as good with white sneakers as it does with a cute pair of heels. You can wear a striped tee with boyfriend jeans, a midi skirt, tailored shorts… yep, it’s time to start stocking up!

Ooze Sophistication in a Midi Skirt

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A midi skirt is a key wardrobe piece for a tres chic look. Best of all, they’re versatile! Take it to cocktails with strappy heels and a crop, or rock it with a cute cropped knit and ankle boots in the cooler months. Perfection!

Get some Ankle Boots

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Have you ever seen a French woman wear bad shoes? Nope (and if you have, we don’t want to know!). You’ll always see the best, stylish, yet most simple shoes at PFW. Try this season’s ankle boot with cutouts to pair with your jeans and dresses for a twist on a classic, or some knee-high boots for something more statement. Ooo la la!

Top It Off With A Hint of Red Lipstick

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For the perfect finishing touch to your outfit. Red lipstick is a classic that will never go out of style, and is perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to even a casual look. There are so many out there it can be hard to choose, but we love the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick range because it lasts for hours (even eating and drinking), dries matte and is cruelty free!

Feeling so French, so chic? Check out this healthy Chocolate Fondant recipe you can whip up for the full Parisian experience!

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