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Steal these Paris Fashion Week Street Styles

Steal these Paris Fashion Week Street Styles

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

 sincerely jules paris fashion week street style 2018 how to by cote boutique

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! 

buddy love gillian dress styled by cote boutique in beaufort north carolina


2. Song of Style

song of style paris fashion week 2018 street style broken down by cote boutique

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! 

buddy love sibley army dress styled by cote boutique at unc chapel hill

3. Danielle Bernstein

danielle bernstein paris fashion week street style 2018 broken down by cote boutique

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? 

blue crush polka dot jumpsuit styled by cote boutique in morehead city nc

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. 

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Bisous xxx,

Abby & Andie 


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Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

We've definitely got a thing for the classics. And Parisian Style is just that. The effortless jean and tees, the relaxed sense of it all. There's something about the French It Girl that we love so much. Maybe it's because Paris is where fashion started. Maybe it's because we've looked up to French Designers like Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior for our entire lives. Either way, the French It Girl always comes across as cool, confident, and chic. We can't pinpoint exactly why we love it so much, but we are definitely inspired. 

We keep seeing the same rules for French style such as 1) keep your palette neutral with earthy and rust colors. When doing color, stick to classic colors like navy and red. 2) stick with simple patterns like polka dots, gingham, and small florals that will always be in style. 

Whether your French style icon is Brigitte Bardot or newbie Thylane Blondeau, attaining French It Girl status is easy with this killer wardrobe! Keep reading for our choices of the French It Girl staples and how to incorporate them into your own wardrobe, then shop our favorites directly from Côte. 

1. Straight Leg Jeans

free people stella indigo jean available at cote boutique

A basic tucked in Tee with lived-in straight leg jeans are a classic French style that can easily be incorporated into your own wardrobe. The easiest style to pull off when you're in a fashion rut (it happens to all of us). Find a vintage tee in the bottom of your drawer and tuck her in to some chic high waist jeans. Go for a minimalist look paired with loafers, or dress her up with a bold heel and velvet bag.

Shop our fave pair here: 

Jean Stella Skinny Indigo - Free People $78


2. Summer Dress

A long bold pattern is the essence of a French It Girl. The best part about the dress being the star of the show? Minimal accessories is key for this look. Throw on your favorite handmade gold pendant (like our Coin Necklace) and you're good to go. You can easily throw on a denim jacket and some white sneakers for a more modern look, or go simple with a bucket bag and cat eye sunglasses. 

Shop our fave Midi here: 

Caldasi Midi Dress - Free People $128

3. Patterned Dress


French Girl style is a classic, and polka dots are equally a classic. You can never go wrong with a simple print that never goes out of style. Simple details like buttons and a pendant necklace are great for a chic look. Or channel your inner Chloe Bleinc and pair with bold booties!  

Shop our fave tee shirt dress here: 

Kindred Button Front Dress - MinkPink $98

Some other must haves for attaining the French It Girl style are espadrilles, gold jewelry, a straw boater hat, and a good bucket bag. So pick your faves and incorporate them into your own wardrobe and never worry about being out of style.

Show us how you style your own pieces by using #wheresyourcote and be featured on our Instagram! And don't forget to have fun while putting your Parisian style together. Keep up with us on all our social media platforms below! 

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Bisous babes, xxx

Abby & Andie 

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