How to Be Parisian

Even before the inception of its Fashion Week in 1973, Paris has long been hailed the fashion capital of the world.
As the style set move from Milan to the French capital, we’ve compiled a cheat sheet to help you on your way to Parisian life, from who to follow and what to wear, to the perfect places to hang out.

When it comes to the street style in Paris, the polished architecture of the symmetrical streets mirrors the structured fashion on display. No city shows it’s effortlessly chic style like Paris and although the French fashion often channels a love of prints, it is the understated pieces that give an equally high impact at this time of the year. Steal the Parisian style with classic pieces made modern with new season cuts- think bell-bottomed culottes, bardot shapes, oversized sleeves and tailored details.

Being Parisian calls for a knowledge of the most popular bloggers. Follow Louisa Ebel (or Miss Pandora) for a fresh take on the Parisian look as she often experiments with new fabrics, quirky layering and bold colours. Take a look at Aude Sarkamari’s blog for her thoughts on fashion, food and music or why not read an alternative Parisian perspective with Samar Youssef, whose blog covers interviews with European influencers as well as restaurant reviews and her own trend-led style.

It’s all in the finishing touches with a Parisian outfit, and what better way to add a touch of colour to your look with a stand-out piece. Think colourful clutch bags, textured hats, skinny scarves or a statement pair of sunglasses to add a polished finish.

All set sartorially but need to know where the style hotspots are? Traditionally, Grand Palais’ decadent venue with its huge glass ceilings is a popular choice during Fashion Week, with shows like Chanel taking over the space for a glamourous transformation. Alternatively last year’s Dior show chose the Louvre’s Cour Carrée as a place to showcase their latest collection- they covered the venue in over 400,000 flowers to celebrate. Pop over to the Tuileries garden across the road from the museum to spot the best in Paris’ street style.

Publication New Look
Date 2/3/2016


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