so much has been said about the french style from books, blogs, magazines etc. so i’ll just make this quick and painless. hahaaaa
my simple take on Parisian style. it’s more than striped tees, scarves and neutral colors. If there’s anything i learned from all the stuff i read, its about being simple, natural and effortless.
wear less. don’t overdress. i like skinny jeans and plain top, i usually pair it with ballet flats but if you wanna dress it up a bit, go for a statement piece.
take note, statement piece meaning just one. maybe a scarf or a hat or instead of flats, wear that sexy pointed pumps.
Also, keep jewelries at minimum. Don’t be that lady who wears arm loads of bracelets. i see them often, hermes bangle, charriol bangle, pandora all together. yikes! it’s just too much of a good thing. the focus should be on you not on the jewelries. they are only accessories.
nobody wants to be called a brand whore, i personally don’t have anything against labels but be discreet about it. it’s not stylish to wear clothes with the brand name placed all over for everyone to see or brand labels from head to toe. it’s an overkill.
uniform dressing is my favorite french style tip. many of my favorite french style icons (Ines de la Fressange, Emmanuelle Alt, Lou Doillon, Clemence Poesy, Carine Roitfeld, Garance Dore) have go-to outfit formula that they wear over and over again, they don’t get swayed by the flashy trends. find your go-to outfit and make it your signature style.
Parisian style is sophistication mixed with imperfection. Never try to make it too perfect. Mix casual basic with dressy and vice versa. Less is more whether on your clothes, hair and make up. that’s how the “effortless thing” emulates. there are so many french style tips out there, but these four are the basic elements of my style. how about you, what’s your signature style?
spring is here!!!