How to dress more Parisian

How to dress more Parisian

A style that I keep being drawn to more and more lately – is that of Parisian. I’ve noticed that a lot of the images I subconsciously ‘like’ on Instagram, the outfits I tend to ‘pin’ on Pinterest and the articles I like to read online are heavily influenced by the French style, in some way.

Saying all this, I’ve never *actually* been to Paris though (apart from when I was little and we briefly visited it once on a family holiday). However, it’s mine and Dave’s 10-year wedding anniversary next year (yikes) and as a result we are currently excitedly looking at 3 night kid-free City breaks. I am really hoping Paris might be at the top of the preferred list because I have wanted to go for so long. *Hint hint*

What’s not to like about the streets and scenes of Paris? The pastries, the brunches, the cafes, the architecture, the culture – and the clothes.

But just because I don’t live a chic Parisian woman’s life myself (I live in the Midlands with two children) doesn’t mean that I can’t be influenced by their gorgeous style and apply it into my own wardrobe.

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Coat, Next (sold out) shop similar here
Jeans, H&M £34.99
Jumper, M&S £29.50
Shoes, Oasis (sold out) shop similar here
Bag, Topshop (sold out) shop similar here

A huge colour trend for 2017 is red; it’s everywhere right now, have you noticed? And like I said here recently red hasn’t always been my favourite colour. But since I picked up a few pieces from the high street recently, I now love it. It brightens up my wardrobe so much, it’s stylish and it goes with most of my other pieces (such as jeans & coats).

How to be Parisian

After doing my research about Parisian-fashion on Pinterest, it seems that the key to this style is to look ‘effortlessly amazing’. Which is NOT easy. It’s simple and yet uber chic & stylish. Very cool and incredibly sophisticated. It’s actually quite a hard look to pull off though.

But there are some basic principles.

As well as a casual feel with some outfits (such as over-sized coats and white trainers) there’s also touches of glamour too…red lips, a Chanel handbag, high-heeled court shoes. White shirts & tailored blazers are also the epitome of the look. As are a pair of big, black sunglasses.

How I’m creating Parisian-chic outfits for my own daily wardrobe is by taking the principles of it and putting my own twist on it, to make it work for me as a busy Mum.

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I’m incorporating colours into my wardrobe such as red, navy, black and white. Stripes are also utterly perfect for this look too. Loafers or court shoes work well to create Parisian outfits, as well as wavy hair, red nails and natural make-up.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Here’s more French influence on our brilliant UK high street that I am currently lusting over this season:

Love, Jess x

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