This month I started reading How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits*. Needless to say I have been successfully sucked in to Parisian inspired style lately.
What I have come to know & love about Parisian Style:
- Parisian women understand that less is more, so be selective in your style choices-i.e. Less is Chic (quality not quantity)
- The point of makeup is to appear as if you are so naturally beautiful that you aren’t actually wearing any!
- Spending time and/or money to buy the perfect trench coat or classic stilettos is a worth while investment
- Look effortless in your makeup, style, and hair (don’t overdo it)
- Always wear heels (keep your standards and heels high!)
- A très chic combination of timeless elegance and modernism is key
- Every girl needs a pair of oversized, dark sunnies
- In general, neutrals and darker shades are preferred, and considered classy
I’ve seen a lot of colored stone jewelry in Parisian style lately, which of course I am all over! I chose to incorporate a little modern edge in my jewelry (big surprise 😉 and opted for my favorite emerald dangle earrings that Nathan got for me! ❤
I kept it simple and classic with my go-to blush colored pearls as my 2nd earring, and went for fun pattern blending with this chunky Ann Taylor tortoise shell necklace. That bold wrist candy I’m sporting needs no description! 😉
I unclipped the crossbody chain and used this cobalt cutie from Francesca’s as a clutch! (in case you’re wondering, yes I needed this bag in my life because there is a horse on it
I am all over the midi-skirt revolution that seems to have broken out over the year and this simple, black accordion midi suits this elegant yet simple Parisian style.
If you’re petite and struggle finding the just-right midi length for you, try tape-hemming a maxi skirt from your closet for the perfect DIY length!
*If you check this book out, please bare in mind that there is quite a bit of language and some vulgarity in places, but the style and personality of the spunky & beautiful writers made this book a worthy read for me:)