Known for its simplicity, modesty, and feminine look, Parisian fashion is one of the most timeless and elegant way of dressing that might inspire your summer street style. Mind behind the Pardon My Obsession blog, Caroline Louis is a Parisian style blogger known for her simple, classic, and sleek Parisian look with a mix of modern and unexpected twists. If you wish to add some trendy touches to your classic Parisian look, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.
Dress in feminine and simple way while keeping the modest look.
Remember, for Parisian women, less is more and they tend to dress in a gentle, feminine way, rather than an aggressive way. You may take advantage of feminine ruffled tops and flattering necklines but keep them modest and gently. If you’re aiming for a flirty style, opt for halter tops, cold-shoulder blouses, off shoulder tops, tank tops, and draped tops over cleavage-revealing tops. You may still go for a sheer lace dress in the summer but keep your looks demure and modest by avoiding too much display of skin or wearing a camisole beneath to keep you covered.
Make your basics and neutral colored pieces polished and sleek.
Parisian women pare their wardrobes down to essentials that match their lifestyles and their wardrobe consist of mostly basics such as a pair of jeans, blazer, plain tee, little black dress, A-line skirt, leather trousers, and pencil skirts. Like Caroline, keep your style polished and sleek by keeping it simple and teaming everything that mixes and matches together. Also, your clothes must not figure-hugging or baggy, but a comfortable fit. Parisians don’t seem to wear many patterned or floral fabrics, maybe because they are harder to mix and match. You may instead go for Breton stripes or add interest to an outfit with textured fabrics and monochromatic hues
Trade your stilettos to comfy walking shoes or sandals.
Since Paris is a walking city, suitable styles for walking around the streets are flat ballet pumps or sandals in the summer and a pair of chunky boots in the winter. Medium height heels are also an option if they are suitable for walking around the city. Go for shoes in neutral colors for easy mixing and matching with the clothes. Though Parisians rarely wear sneakers to their chic outfits, you may add some unexpected twist to your look by going for a chic pair, preferably a pair of snake print slip-ons like Caroline did.
Finish your outfit with elegant and chic accessories.
Though you may add a pop of color with your accessories, remember that chic Parisian women focus on a few well-chosen, good quality accessories to pull an outfit together and provide and individual look. Like Caroline, take advantage of your accessories to dress up your black and white outfits but wear a few accessories at a time. It may be a neutral colored leather bag, pearl necklace, chic hat, or even a silk scarf that you can wear in a myriad of different ways. Indeed, Parisian look is one of the elegant and timeless styles you may go for to look your best this summer season.