Parisian Women’s Secrets for a Chic, Minimalist Style

Parisian fashion is known for timeless, elegant, and sophisticated look that can be seen on many Parisian women. They have small, minimal closets containing only a handful of stylish clothes that perfectly meet their needs. If you wish to know how to dress like a Parisian woman and emulate that chic, minimalist look, keep on reading to learn their secrets.

Less is more.

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Though some would say that “the more the merrier” for Parisian women less is more. Chic Parisian women focus on a few well-chosen, good quality accessories to pull an outfit together and provide and individual look. However, Parisians will only wear a few accessories at a time. Since Paris is a walking city, suitable styles footwear are flat ballet pumps or sandals, and in the winter a pair of boots. Medium height heels are also an option if they are suitable for walking around the city, but better keep your shoes in neutral colors for easy mixing and matching with the clothes. Also, the French are famous for wearing scarves and tie them in a myriad of different ways.

Dress in a feminine and modest way.

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One of the reasons why Parisian style keeps its timeless signature is its feminine yet modest look. Parisian women tend to dress in a gentle, feminine way, rather than an aggressive way. Instead of going for cleavage-revealing tops, think of flattering off-shoulder tops, sheer tops, fitted sweater, and button-down shirts that can make your looks stylish yet fashion-forward.

Resort to functional and stylish basics.

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Parisian women pare their wardrobes down to essentials that match their lifestyles, basics such as a pair of jeans, black skirt, black jacket, camel coat, little black dress, white T-shirt, and white shirt. Though their wardrobe is predominantly black and white, it can also include navy and denim, cream, and shades of grey. If you’re aiming for a Parisian look on your casual weekend, skip those boyfriend jeans and ripped denim and opt for sleeker versions. To add interest to an outfit, you may include textured fabrics such as tweed or lace when going for a monochromatic look. Parisians don’t seem to wear many patterned or floral fabrics, maybe because they are harder to mix and match. Instead, they seem to prefer Breton stripes.

Go for a flattering fit.

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No matter how simple your outfits are, always keep them sleek and proportioned and only team those pieces that look great together. This means wearing oversized with slouchy and sexy with short hemline is out of the equation. For Parisian women, clothes must comfortable and not figure-hugging or baggy. Also, by picking quality, natural fabrics, you’ll be able to build a sleek and stylish outfit. By heeding these styling tricks, you’ll create a more stylish, timeless, and elegant Parisian style that turn heads.

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