Sunday, 4 October 2015

How to dress like a Parisian ♥


So I just returned back to London from Paris this afternoon. I could not help but notice how chic the french women looked all the time. Parisians are certainly known for their style. They have an aura of glamorous elegance about them, and it is achieved with such little effort. So this post is going to give you a quick insight in to how easy it is to adopt the Parisian style. 


1.Neutral/dark colours in the wardrobe
Parisians women have a very basic wardrobe. The colours they wear consist of black, navy, khaki, grey, nude, and white. Toss any sparkles or joggers into the trash because its non negotiable in a french wardrobe. They like to wear things such as v-neck tees, blazers, shirts, cigarette pants, pointed heels. Don't worry it's not all that boring, the exception of lace and stripes occurs and adds a bit of oomph to an outfit. The Parisians like to dress professional with a touch of casual-ness to the outfit. For example a typical french outfit in the winter would consist of dark skinny jeans, knee high riding boots, a simple jumper, and a trench coat. It sounds very basic but the way they accessorize is what makes the outfit so chic. 


2. Minimise accessories (simplicity)
less is more in Paris when it comes to Accessories. The rule is that you should never have more than two pieces of accessories in an outfit. A simple scarf with a bangle will do, or even a statement necklace on it's own. Handbags are the main accessory of Parisian women, they will invest a lot of money in a a high quality posh looking bag. Large sunglasses are also used as a prominent accessory to give their casual dress sense a hint of class.  



         3. simple hair/makeup
makeup is important to every female regardless of nationality. Without it we just would not feel feminine right?. Parisian woman sport the natural makeup look and still look beautiful as hell. If you want to dress in a more Parisian way, then glitter or tangerine styled foundation is not the way to go. French women like to stick to a very "plain but flawless" style of cosmetics. The picture above should give you an idea of what would be in French woman's makeup bag. All you need is a simple blusher to highlight your face, with some rich coloured lipstick to spice up the look. 



this is to give you an idea of typical seasonal Parisian outfits.


            ...Thankyou for reading :)




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