This image via Comptoir des Cotonniers
Parisian Chic is all about the sleek and the understated, with the subtlest of feminine twists – it is an effortless and timeless look. Think laid back chic…you don’t want to look too finished! With this look it is more important to think about wardrobe pieces rather than fashion trends, it is all about buying less but better – Quality versus Quantity! The key colours are navy, black, white, and camel, ensuring that the clothes you wear flatter your body shape and that you are comfortable with what you are wearing. Make up also follows the theme of less is more. The aim is to look effortless - as if you have just thrown the look together, even though the thought and effort is anything but!
Items that are key to Parisian Chic include a little black dress, a trench coat, a blazer, knee-length skirt, well-cut pants, dark wash slim jeans, white jeans, tailored shorts, crisp blouse/shirt, ballet flat shoes, well cut leather jacket, cardigans & v neck sweater, silk scarves, pearls for day & diamonds for evening.
Check out images below from Parisan Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange which features images of her daughter and gives tips on the steps to a Parisian wardrobe.