A British girl having a take on the Parisian style, Nikita Wong is a fashion blogger behind the Meet Me in Paree blog featuring the streamlined, sleek, and no fuss look of Parisian fashion. Parisian women are known for their abilities to make the smallest of fashionable details look amazing, and for getting more out of their wardrobe with less. If you wish to look fashionable and effortless on your looks, keep on reading to scoop some styling tricks from Nikita.
- Less is more when it comes to accessorizing.
Instead of having tons of clothing, a Parisian woman will take one piece and accessorize it several ways. Like Nikita, you may go for chic floppy hats, fedora hats, scarves, bags, leather gloves, sunglasses, shoes, and such that you can use to create multiple looks even wearing your basic staples. Investing in some fun scarves is definitely the Parisian thing to do but don’t try so hard to get the scarf tied perfectly as it’s the opposite of Parisian style. Like Nikita, use them to add some color and texture to your casual turtleneck sweater and white jeans. Though Parisian fashion doesn’t look sporty enough, you may still wear your most chic pair of sneakers for a laid back look, or trade them for a pair of chunky boots and even ballet flats. Things like large sunglasses and belts are popular for Parisian women and make a statement without being overly trendy.
- Invest for timeless basics and fashion staples that never go out of style.
Instead of multiple tops and skirts, a Parisian woman will have one or two really good, classic and timeless sweater, skirt, and trousers that they can wear with just about anything. However, to really capture Parisian style, that remaining 75% left over for clothing budget should go towards more investment items. Timeless basic must be versatile and the best that you can afford. Quality fabrics like cashmere, cotton, wool, leather, denim, velvet, satin and such can be great when choosing for timeless pieces to invest on.
- Keep the color and prints minimal.
Parisian women typically don’t wear a ton of colors as they stick to neutrals though they aren’t adverse to it. Like Nikita, be smart when picking your colored and printed outfits. Going for a striped dress in classic shades that can be complemented by a black leather jacket, as well as a pair of wide leg pants that’s versatile enough can make them wearable with most of your existing ensembles in your closet. Stripes, leopard print, checks, gingham, houndstooth and such in classic shades can be great when looking for outfits with a great design and interesting details.
- Parisian women don’t try so hard by keeping their outfit effortless, streamlined, and impeccable.
If you have seen the Parisian street style you’ll notice their outfits looking impeccable, but still effortless. To do this, stick to the most simple, streamlined, and structured styles of clothing that can last a lifetime without looking outdated like a structured coat, chunky sweater, circle skirt, fit and flare dress, black skinny jeans and such. The more elaborate and fussy your silhouette and outfit’s structure is the more it will be non-versatile. Like Nikita, opt for a plain dress that can be toned up with a structured coat, or simply a flowy dress in a neutral shade that makes a statement.
- Represent yourself in your style, not the trends.
The most important part of what makes a Parisian woman so stylish is that she dresses to represent herself, not the trends. Though Parisian women may be interested in what the current styles are, they only incorporate them into their wardrobe by discerning first if the trends fit their personalities. Like Nikita, you may incorporate some trendy details in your Parisian outfit like an oversized coat, metallic top, fringe boots and such if that represents your way of dressing and lifestyle. After all, confidence is your best accessory, so don’t try so hard to get it perfect.