How To Dress Like A Parisian

Someone once said the French do Fashion better, and that’s something we can’t quite argue with. As the World’s Fashion capital and home to s...

Someone once said the French do Fashion better, and that’s something we can’t quite argue with. As the World’s Fashion capital and home to some of the biggest fashion labels, such as Chanel and Dior – there’s just something about French fashion that ticks all the boxes. Effortless, timeless and classy – we’ve lined up the best tips on how to ace that Parisian vibe.


Something Striped


Jourdan Dunn
Breton stripes are typically and stereotypically a French go to, and definitely a garment that should be owned. Typically seen in long sleeved blue and white, teamed with a simple cigarette pant – this look is oh so casual chic. If you want to update the Breton stripes for your own personal look, try changing the colour and opting for a skirt, dress or shirt.


Statement Lip

Gigi Hadid
A cliche but an absolute must. The Parisian signature lip is a bold red - chic, sexy and the epitome of je ne sais quoi. Usually reserved for the evening with a little black dress, Parisians wear this signature lip boldly during the day. Red lip with jeans and a chilled tee? Easy steal. Find the right colour for your complexion and texture for your look to seal the French's approval.

Recommended – MAC Ruby Woo



Simplicity is key


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One thing to remember is not to over accessorize. French fashion is about subtlety, simplicity and timeless gems so anything OTT won’t make the cut. Rather than adding to an outfit with statement jewellery opt for dainty accessories to keep in line with the look.


Staple Item


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Jeans are a wardrobe must have when it comes to channelling Parisian effortless chic. The easy to wear and go to garment has formed every French woman’s uniform of choice. Team with a baggy T-shirt and well-fitted, tailored blazer to take you from the office to an evening dinner.

Simple Tresses


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When it comes to the hair it tends to be untouched but tamed. Little effort is required of your tresses whether short, long, wavy or straight. The bed head look is a Parisian plus.

Recommended Style Inspo: Alexa Chung 

Sorry, Neutrals only


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The Parisian wardrobe colour palette tends to be a mix of black, grey, tan and navy with a splash of colour through the likes of tote bag. It's all about keeping the colours neutral allowing you to mix and match.

Recommended – ZARA Reversible Tote Bag

Words By: Aleya Parris

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