Channel Parisian vibes with these simple steps
1. MASCULINE FITS
The key to achieving that effortless je ne sais quoi is to perfect a balance of feminine and masculine just like the Parisians do. To master this, focus on matching masculine shapes with feminine silhouettes. Think tailored pants paired with a blouse, a boxy blazer over a satin dress and a structured vest with a flowing skirt.
2. NEUTRAL TONES
Unlike the bright colours and snazzy prints of the Danish, Parisians are known for their consistent love for neutrals. Colours and classic shades such as beige, brown, grey and khaki are on high rotation across their wardrobes, allowing for a mix and match of all pieces. This includes classic denim colours too, like blue and white.
Tip: Add a colourful accessory like a bag or shoe while keeping the rest of the outfit discreet.
3. TAILORING TRICKS
Sometimes subtle ways to wear items can make all the difference. Choose clothes that are slightly oversized and add small tweaks to make the outfit look more expensive. Try rolling the cuffs of sleeves, tucking loose tees into pants and keep a number of shirt buttons undone. Switch accessories up too by pairing fresh white sneakers with tailored pants instead of jeans.
4. TIMELESS ACCESSORIES
Parisians tend to add in more trendy pieces through accessories like jewellery, bags and shoes. However, the baseline is to always invest in timeless items that will stay fashionable through seasons to come. To avoid looking overdone or overdressed, keep accessories to a minimum and instead choose to wear statement pieces such as chunky jewellery, sleek footwear and arm candy in fun textures.
5. SILK SCARVES
Nothing says French style quite like a silk scarf, and it's a great way to add a print and texture to any outfit. It doesn't just have to be worn around the neck tie it around the handle of a bag, wrap it around hair or even style it as a strapless top.
Tip: Make sure an element of your outfit matches. Either your accessories are the same colour, or the tones pair perfectly.
Who Weekly - 6 November, 2023