Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Parisian Street Style...



Top: JCrew Old (loving THIS)Blazer: JCrewCords: JCrewWedges: Steve Madden OldHat: BaileyGlasses: Tom Ford

While I was putting together the pieces to create this look, I had the mindset of wanting to do Parisian street style with an earth tone palette.  Now, it is widely known that Parisians are among some of the most stylish individuals to grace this planet, so I thought I would leave you guys with a few basic pointers to keep in mind when creating your own Parisian street style look:

1.Keep the outfit balanced. My unprofessional observation of Parisian street style is that it consists of remarkable balance and casual sophistication.  Parisians always look effortlessly put together.  The pieces they wear are fabulous and exciting, but they always complement each other.  For Parisians, there are no statement pieces.  The outfit as a whole is the statement.
2.Wear flattering basics in basic colors ( I kind of ignored this with the earth tones, but sometimes you have to add your own twist).  When walking the streets of Paris, you will see a lot of people wearing black, navy or grey.  This is done with good reason--those colors tend to be slimming and flattering on most people.
3.Wear sensible stylish shoes  (i.e. flats, riding boots, wedges, or a bootie with a low heel). Parisians walk a lot.  Thus, it makes sense that their shoes would be practical; however, they are Parisians, so their shoes have to be stylish as well.
4.Wear a fitted/tailored jacket or coat.  Trench coats, pea coats, feminine leather jackets, and cropped or fitted blazers all look chic without being excessively dominating or the overbearing focal point of a look.
5.Accessorize minimally.  Do not wear too much jewelry, and gear your accessories toward wearing/carrying a scarf, a mannish hat, large sunglasses, and a sophisticated handbag.
6.Wear the attitude.  As always, dress with confidence, and carry yourself proudly. I swear, Parisians and Italians have this down to a science.
Happy Tuesday!


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20 comments:

  1. beautiful & sophisticated! i think you nailed the parisian street style look.

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the blazer and the denim together. They are the perfect combo.

    Paulina @Color Me Brave

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    1. That is so sweet of you! Thanks so much Paulina

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  3. Such a gorgeous outfit! I've always enjoyed simple and minimalistic looks like this.

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  4. I LOVE those pants. Probably because I just got some in the same color and need to wear them! So cute Jennifer!

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    1. I can't wait to see how you pair yours! I always love to see the outfits you put together!!

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  5. love this outfit, the colors are right up my alley! Also love the accompanying tips, I've always been obsessed with Parisienne style! You nailed it <3

    Much Love
    Jess
    writinginredlipstick.com

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  6. I adore this outfit. Classic pieces put together masterfully. I really enjoy your style!

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  7. You look absolutely gorgeous! cute outfit too!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  8. Beautiful pictures today Jenn, you look amazing!

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  9. there have remarkable Parisian Street Style design. i am so glad to visit this kind of wonderful site thanks for introduce.

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  10. Awesome color jacket fabulous outfit. Really appreciable. Leather Fiction

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