Monday, 17 March 2014

Paris Street Style

I've been dreaming of Paris ever since I watched Les Miserables (which is odd because it's not a film that particularly sells Paris!). None-the-less, there is something about Paris fashion, especially Paris Street Style that I absolutely adore. It's similar to the American Classic look because of its ease of wear and simplicity, but there's a certain "Je ne sais quoi" to it. From what I can see, Paris Street Style builds on the timeless and classic elements of fashion created by the iconic Coco Chanel; classic prints like stripes and plaids; functional materials like denim and cotton. But paired together in a way that's somewhat masculine in spirit if not a little disheveled. The look is classic and simple, yet it has a bit of a dark edge to it - and that dark edge is what makes it hot.

Key Pieces

1) Black and White Striped Shirt
2) Ballet Flats
3) Classic Beige Trench Coat
4) Jeans - Dark Straight Leg, Flares or Ripped Boyfriend style
5) Navy V-Neck pullover
6) Cross-body purse
7) Big, Dark Glamorous Sunglasses
8) Short Candy Apple Red Nails
9) Menswear Inspired Watch in Dark or Neutral
10) Attitude

The Looks

The Books

Next on my reading list are Parisian Chic, A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange and Paris Street Style, A Guide to Effortless Chic by Isabelle Thomas & Frederique Veysset. I can't wait to add them to my collection!

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