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{how to wear it} Parisian Chic

  Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:31 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,,,,,,, 
The latest issue of NET-A-PORTER's online magazine featured all things French and was called "The Paris Portfolio"! The issue contains interviews with fashionable French women such as Isabel Marant, French designers to keep a lookout for, beauty tips, how to dress with the simplicity of the French and much more! There is also a video where French women (and men) talk about the secrets of French style.

Doesn't it make you jealous how effortless they look all the time?! Well today I have a few quick tips on how you can dress like the beautiful Parisian hiding inside of you! (that sounded weird, but let's pretend it makes sense) I've decided to create a couple looks using some of the classic french pieces we all know and love: the striped shirt, skinny pant, flats and the trench!

You can put your own twist on this look and come up with infinite variations that fit your own personal style. For example, you can wear a striped top with sequins on it (or perhaps different types of stripes), trade the pants for shorts or switch the basic flats for sequin brogues or flat sandals. You also want to make sure you keep your accessories simple, the French are known for not going over the top.

Sweater - J.Crew
Pants - J Brand Denim
Flats - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Trench - Burberry Brit
Necklace - Mathais Chaize
Purse - Marc by Marc Jacobs

Sweater - Etoile Isabel Marant
Pants: Paul & Joe
Flats - Repetto
Trench - A.P.C.
Watch - Gucci
Purse - DKNY

Would you guys like me to do a Dress for Less version of the Parisian look? Let me know in the comments and, if enough of you want, it I'll whip one up!

For more inspiration on dressing this way, I suggest you check out Becky May's blog: The Flower Girl. She may be a Brit but she dresses like a Parisian, I am in awe of how simply she dresses - she always looks amazing.

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  1. lovely selections for a relaxed look!

    following you now :)

  2. Oh I love your ideas and can practically see myself walking down the Champs Elysee, sipping on a Caffe Latte and feeling fabulously French. :-) Have a wonderful day!xo, Christina

  3. gorgeous! So Parisian!

  4. I like a Parisian influence. Wore Breton stripes the other day though. That trench jacket is great to complete this look.

  5. loving the parisian look....I think the one thing I really need is a striped shirt!

  6. Ahh! I have almost everything in the first outfit!! Yay I can be Parisian Chic too! Great post Meg :)


  7. I love both these looks - so effortlessly chic and tres Parisian.

    Courtney ~

  8. the mouse flats kill me. I need to strive to be parisian chic all the time!
    Chic on the Cheap

  9. I do love these looks. I wish I could recreate it, but I never can get that effortlessly chic thing down.

  10. I love the Parisian Chic look! I'd totally love to see the Dress for Less version as well!

  11. I enjoy these looks on others, but they never seem to work on me... not for pear-shaped people!

  12. isn't effortless so much effort. : )

  13. LOVE both looks and I'm in love with the Isabel Marant sweater. Yes, would love to see a look for less!

  14. You have a great style and a very nice personality !
    Love your blog dear and followed .
    Would really love if you check my blog too and follow back if you like :)


  15. Love the classic Parisian style. Yes, I would love to see a Dress for Less version! Or a personal style version please!

  16. it's amazing hoe French outfits always include a stripe top (love them btw)


  17. I love the stripes! Tres Chic!


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