It’s pretty much universally agreed upon that Parisians are the most stylish people on the planet. Sitting at a Parisian café watching people walk by was like going to style school. I was so inspired by their easy-going yet polished way of dressing and I’m so excited to share what I learned with you. Here are six easy styling tips that I picked up while in Paris. Enjoy!
1. Layer light with like colors.
In Paris, it seems like every man, woman and child has mastered the art of layered-tonal dressing. Black, navy, grey and brown all mingle together to keep the Parisians ready for the changing temperatures and sudden showers. Sometimes solid neutrals can pack even more punch than a bright pattern or crazy colors.
2. Sneakers go with EVERYTHING.
Living in a walking city, Parisians are inclined to go for comfort when it comes to shoes. Converse All Stars were on so many stylish feet, and it almost became a game for us to count the number of Adidas Stan Smiths that walked by while we were having lunch. Every style of New Balance sneakers are a huge trend in Paris, as well as stateside this year and last.
3. You can never go wrong with a trench.
Whether it’s thrown over your shoulders or completely belted and buttoned up, a trench coat always looks polished and effortlessly chic. Perfect for a rainy climate, like Paris, and lightweight enough for a warmer one, this classic will take you everywhere including brunch and the boardroom. It went with me almost every day while we were in Paris, and is my MVP while I’m at home as well.
4. Fun fur is always in season.
Even though it’s May, colorful fur was everywhere in Paris. It was in the store windows, on women walking down the street and especially out to dinner. I saw blue, striped and peach fun fur mixed with everything from sneakers to OTK boots. I LOVED wearing my pink fur collar while there, and felt like I had somehow anticipated this Parisian trend.
5. Sometimes a red lip is all the color you need.
All over Paris, I saw women wearing incredibly simple and tonal looks with a bright red lip. That simple pop of color brought the attention to their faces while still keeping their looks simple. Sometimes a red lip is all the color you need!
6. A Louis Vuitton Speedy is timeless.
The Speedy 30 is one of the most popular and iconic bags in the Louis Vuitton family for over 50 years, and you would have thought that it was the new It Bag if you saw how any chic women were carrying it around the City of Light. Durable, versatile and almost waterproof, it’s easy to see why this bag is so popular with Parisians and fashion lovers the world over.