Let's face it, if I could bottle the effortlessness of a Parisian woman, I'd be a millionaire. It's hard to put my finger on exactly what it is Parisian women have, but they could throw a bin bag on and still make it look en vogue. Lets take a look at five Parisian Staples every wardrobe needs.
Although London and New York showcase amazing street style, it's on the pavements of the French capital when you really see fashion form. The secret is, creating a capsule wardrobe of timeless classics. Parisian women never try too hard, and quality always takes priority over fast fashion updates. Today I've put together five Parisian staples to help you create that perfect mix and match French wardrobe.
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From a vintage biker jacket, to a chic pencil skirt, leather is a must-have to creating that Parisian wardrobe. Worn from day time through to the evening, the key is to mix with a simple white tee, jeans or to throw over something delicate like a lace camisole.
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The white shirt should be a staple in every woman's wardrobe, regardless of where they live. Having the ability to be dressed up or dressed down, a well cut white shirt can be tucked into a leather pencil skirt, or even worn open over a one piece whilst sunbathing in Monaco.
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Emmanuelle Alt, editor of Vogue Paris, knows only too well how great a slim cut blazer is. Rarely seen without her outerwear staple at fashion week, this needs to be one of your wardrobe investments. I'm not saying necessarily buy designer, but certainly spend your time looking for a good silhouette and fabric because it poor quality really does show on a garment like this.
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Although a kick flare is definitely a consideration for the new season, skinny jeans are de rigueur when it comes to create that Parisian look. Simplicity is also key here, so keep distressed finishes, fading and detailing to a minimum.
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Simple but chic, the ballet flat is a French must-have. Teamed with skinny jeans and a white shirt (see how a capsule wardrobe is forming already), this look wouldn't go a miss on the likes of Jane Birkin or Audrey Hepburn, both British actresses with effortless Parisian style.
What do you think of these wardrobe staples? Are you a fan of the effortless Parisian style?