Paris is the city of lights, love, and fashion. Every style magazine and website has an advice piece on how to dress like a Parisian since French women are the synonym for elegance. Looking good is something they pride themselves in, so if you’re looking to get the fashion advice, look no further than countless French designers, fashion houses, celebrities, and bloggers. The most important thing is to learn to focus on clothing essentials that will make you look like you just came from the streets of Paris, therefore these are the items that every Parisian girl owns, which means you should also consider getting them:
Simple clothes that are easy to match
Frenchies know how to look great and even though many believe they don’t take a lot of time to get ready, that’s actually a myth: they do need time to find the right outfit and do their hair, they just don’t like to talk about it. So, if you don’t prefer to spend time in front of the mirror comparing different outfits, the key is to get clothes that are clean, simple and easy to match with everything else you already have in your closet. That way, you’ll be able to find the perfect outfit combo without getting frustrated. So, before getting anything else, make sure to remember that simple, neutrally colored clothes with clean cuts are the way to go!
The little black dress
Well, of course, that this one has to be on the list because nothing is more French than the pure elegant simplicity of the LBD. Having a little black dress will guarantee you’ll always have something to wear whether you’re going on a date, a play or a business dinner. You can wear it with various types of footwear and anytime you feel like little bless is becoming boring, feel free to add different accessories such as statement necklace, hairpieces, and elegant belts. You can even wear it during the day, but make sure to tone down your makeup and accessories, so feel free to combine the dress with a denim jacket or a simple buttoned shirt.
A one-piece suit
If you ever get tired of dresses and skirts, fear not, because there are other, equally elegant solutions, and French women are very well aware of that. Next time you feel like you can’t wear another dress to a fancy dinner party, remember that you can always opt for a jumpsuit that can also be casual and elegant which is great if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to go home and change your outfit. A romper will definitely add a dash of elegance to your wardrobe, so feel free to experiment with various lengths and colors.
The button-up shirt
If you type “french fashion” or something like into your search engine, chances are you’ll find countless pictures of French fashionistas wearing button-up shirts in different combos. That’s no surprise since the button-up shirt is a staple item in every French girl’s wardrobe. This type of shirt is easy to match with both jeans, skirts and Bermuda shorts, and can also be worn at work and during more casual activities. So if you don’t have it, make sure to invest in a simple white or blue button-up shirt that will last you for years to come.
A slightly masculine blazer is another must-have that French women swear by. You’ve probably seen them on many Frenchies, as they’re incredibly popular among all the cool girls (and boys) there. You can opt for classic black and grey ones, or experiment with bright colors and prints. A well-made blazer will look both elegant and more self-confident, even if your day isn’t that great!
Aside from these, French girls prefer to wear trench coats, oversized sweaters, and straight-leg jeans. But anything you wear, always remember to look for some inspiration and guidance from French ladies, so you’ll know you’re doing the right thing, or feel free to create your own style influenced by French style. Just keep in mind that, if you truly want to embrace their style, you have to give up wearing hoodies, leggings, and tracksuits anywhere else besides the gym. But luckily, there are other, equally comfortable, but more stylish choices that will make you look great regardless of the occasion.