With 'chic' the buzzword to encapsulate an entire fashion aesthetic, it's safe to say that dressing like you belong in the city of love takes more than a Beret and a string of onions. Reverberating with an unparalleled fashion consciousness, Parisian couture has been the lifeblood that has motivated an entire generation, influencing street style everywhere from Pigalle to Le Marais. A subtle art nouveau take on street styling, Parisian dressing marries classic looks with progressive silhouettes for an irreverent ode to passing fashion fads.
The city that bore witness to prêt à porter from the likes of Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, this tiny city has bred a synonymous style that lives on in today's fresh faced brands. Now paving the way for a new generation of fashion savvy high street labels, Paris has become more than just a capital city, it has become an iconic style of dressing that marches to the beat of its own drummer.
With the secret to sartorial success at our finger tips, there has been no better time to import a touch of French chic into your seasonal wardrobe. Working with a strict five item essential list, we'll show you how to dress like a Parisian native with just a handful of essential separates.
A retro nod to new romance, a classic, crisp white pussy bow blouse is the perfect irreverent separate that can be worn in a cute front bow or left to dance in the wind with an open collar. Elegantly styled with your current wardrobe staples, swap in a pair of classic cut trousers for a more business appropriate look. Keep it chic and style this beautiful silk Cassie shirt with interchangeable separates from fresh-faced Parisian brands.
Fiercely in fashion, ankle boots are an instant style success with versatile trend kudos. These embossed leather buckle ankle boots from esteemed high street brand, The Kooples epitomises everyday chic for a look that can be paired for the boardroom to the ballroom. With Parisian style effortlessly brought together with just an edge of French cool, these classic black leather ankle boots are a style investment that can be dressed up with a playful skater skirt or worn to perfection with a contrasting denim midi skirt.
No French-touch outfit would be complete without a stylish all-leather biker jacket. Using centuries of savoir-faire, this detailed naughty but nice leather jacket from Saint Laurent is a gorgeous style staple. Worn for day with soft separates like our Cassie pussy bow blouse and denim skirt, or dressed up for the evening with contrast all glitter dress and ankle boots, this classic jacket surpasses fashion trends for an always in-style aesthetic.
A new contender on the Parisian streets, vintage fever has swept the city with bobo's and city gals dressing up with 60s inspired midi denim skirts. Keeping it casual, this luxurious Olga press stud front midi skirt is the perfect daytime casual. Paired with interchangeable separates, this piece can work as a classic ode to French Rivera chic with a Breton top, or kept classy with our soft pussy bow Cassie blouse.
A classic piece no serious shopaholic could do without, this interchangeable, versatile black leather shopper from Sandro is a classy little number that works for day or night. Paired with luxurious leathers for day, use the cross body shoulder strap for a Metro appropriate, gal about town look, or team it with mille feuille layering for an elegant evening look.