By Paola Ambre
August 12, 20202
The Parisian style is known for that “je ne sais quoi” which inspires and fascinates people all over the world. What they don’t know is that anybody – no matter the nationality, skin color or size – can actually embrace the effortless parisian style. The only thing is, you need the right essentials. Lucky for you, La Parisienne Stylée is here to help you channelling the Parisian soul which lies within you. Here is the capsule wardrobe you need to upgrade your style this summer!
Romantic dresses are one of the staple pieces every Parisian has in her wardrobe. You can find many different variations of this item : mini or midi length, plain or with patterns.
Our favorite here at LPS? The floral wrap dress which would instantly give south of France vibes to your summer. The perks of this kind of dress is that it is effortless but still cute and sexy. To achieve the perfect parisian summer look, add a pair of espadrilles and a basket bag. Jeanne Damas, is that you?
To warm up your lovely dress in summer evenings, don’t hesitate to wear the pastel cardigan you might have bought last spring. Wear it open on a dress, or buttoned up on bare skin with a pair of jeans. It will keep you warm, while giving a sexy je-ne-sais-quoi to your outfit.
As you may know, Parisian fashion is not about being overdressed and oversexy. What we are looking for when we get dressed is to be comfortable, but still sensual. The midi skirt is the perfect staple to fulfill those aims! Why? Because the length is ideal to feel comfortable all day long (you can ride a bicycle, take the subway or have a picnic without worrying whether your underwear will show up!). Still, this type of skirt remains very sexy, in particular if it has a “pareo shape” or a slit. It will flatter your curves, no matter your body shape and will look good with any tank top or blouse you have.
Even though it might sound boring, you need to have a few blouses in your closet. You need at least a white one and a printed one – our favorite ones are polka dots, flowers, vichy and citrus prints.
What we like about blouses is that they look perfect with nearly everything: jeans, shorts, skirts…They also give any outfit a retro vibe that we love. Really, who would say no to any resemblance with Bardot or Birkin ?
Vintage Blue Jeans
Again, no surprise here, but you definitely need some basic pieces to build your capsule wardrobe. And what would a Parisian be without her Levis’ 501 ? If you don’t want to splurge in a pair of denim, there are many alternatives in high street shops such as Mango, H&M, Zara, Stradivarius…What matters is that the jeans are a little oversized, as if it once belonged to your mother and that they are cut right before the ankles, which must be seen for a trendy outfit. (suppress the following : which must be seen for a trendy outfit.)
Sandals and Espadrilles
Moving on to accessories, if you have to invest in a pair of shoes (suppress : for) this summer, you can choose between espadrilles or sandals with slender straps and a block heel. Buy them in a neutral or pastel color (depending if you want your outfits to be timeless or trendy). They might cost you a little money but you will be wearing them over again over the next years.
The straw bag is one of those items that immediately convey a summer vibe to any outfit. Whether you are spending your summer in the city or at the beach, you will make good use of a basket bag.