If you hadn’t already gathered by our French name, blog posts on how to attain French style, and our ‘bisous’ sign offs on each post, we are inspired by all things Parisian! Our dream would be to be able to attend Paris Fashion Week in person and see all the amazing shows from Chloe to Chanel (did you see their gorgeous Chanel by the Sea show? *swooning forever from that one). So as you can see we are having major FOMO this week and what better way to cure that than to write all about our favorite street styles from the past week and break down each look to show you how to style just like the experts!
So while we keep watching in anticipation of all the runway looks to get inspiration for styles to give you, you can be strutting the streets like you just came off the runway! Let’s break down this first look:
1. Julie Sarinana
The first look from blogger, Sincerely Jules (if you can’t tell she’s a fave for us!) is this gorgeous asymmetrical hem dress. Just want to preface this first by saying that by now, we are definitely past the “browns and black don’t go together” phase. Please dump that thought into the pile of useless fashion rules along with “you can’t wear white after Labor Day.” Fashion is all about creativity, and that’s one reason we are so drawn to it. If something makes you feel good, wear it. Confidence and some smart styling is all you need to rock a look!
Asymmetrical hems aren’t going anywhere and we love them because they remind us of the fun salsa dancer emoji (amirite?). They’re fun, flirty, and feminine, which is why Julie has juxtaposed this dress with a menswear inspired blazer. Parisian style rule number 1: Always juxtapose. If something is too feminine, add some masculinity and vice versa. Julie has even gone one step further with her tough ankle booties featuring a silver chain at the ankle. This definitely helps to take away from the femininity of the pretty floral dress and one reason we love her style! She’s finished off her look with a small structured studded bag to bring out the silver chain in her booties. Just goes to show that accessorizing is key when pulling off a look like this. Stick with the same metals and keep it subtle. Want this style for yourself? Check out how we styled our newest Gillian Dress with items from our own closet to achieve a similar look!
2. Song of Style
Okay, let's break down this look put together by Aimee Song of the blog 'Song of Style.' First, her style is so out there and different but she always looks chic so it works for her. Like we mentioned earlier, confidence is the most important accessory! Second, we need this look like yesterday and luckily, this one can be easily attained. The white button down blouse is a wardrobe staple for Parisian girls. It can be paired so many ways and is so versatile that it should be a staple in yours too! So take the one you have hiding in the back of your closet (or take bae's dress shirt) and you've got the perfect blank canvas to start on. Aimee styled her menswear inspired dress shirt underneath an oversized sweater which looks so effortless and chic! Parisian style rule number 2: pay attention to the layers. Too many layers, and you can look bulky, so this cashmere sweater is the perfect layer to keep it simple.
She has also juxtaposed her oversized dress with some statement over the knee fitted boots. Notice a pattern with French style? Juxtaposition is a big one. Now you don't have to splurge on these Chanel boots (although they're amaze), but any over the knee boot can make a statement! Just make sure they're more fitted if you're going with an oversized dress or sweater, that way you won't look too bulky.
Another way Aimee has styled this look like a Parisian pro is by using minimal accessories. French girls like to keep it simple, so choose one or two accessories and stick to those! Style your own sweater dress for Fall this season with our own Sibley Sweater dress. A great blank canvas that you can get lots of looks from!
3. Danielle Bernstein
Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What has been killing the Paris Fashion Week street style game! It's all in the details in this look and can be easily achieved with a little accessorizing. Parisian style rule number 3: Stick to the classics. When it comes to prints, you'll find the basics like polka dots, herringbone, or plaid. The wide leg pant is definitely trending this season and when paired with a fitted shirt like she has, they won't swallow you whole! We love the subtle balloon sleeve to add some masculinity to an otherwise feminine outfit. But what brings this whole look together is definitely the accessories! Parisian style is classic and timeless, and the accessories are no different. Simple hardwares like barrettes and Danielle's gold hairpiece never go out of style and can really add something chic to your whole look. Never shy away from a belt, scarf, or a hat to make your outfit really pop or give it a little more shape. How would you style polka dots with our latest Blue Crush Jumpsuit?
Et Voila! You can have the Parisian style of your dreams! Make sure to follow all of our social media accounts to keep up with styling tips, new arrivals, and all the fashion inspo.
Abby & Andie