Despite ever-changing trends and emerging aesthetics, nothing can beat the classics. Throughout history, fashion fans have upheld Parisians for continuously nailing an ageless sense of style. Since France is the capitol of coveted brands like Chanel, it only makes sense that its fellow citizens are inherently stylish. With summer practically here, I was due for a wardrobe refresh. But instead of buying into trendy looks that might dissipate in a few weeks, I wanted to invest in pieces that are evergreen as this is where the most payoff will be. From basic jeans-based outfits to chic summer dresses, I pulled together 5 graceful looks that are the ultimate nod to Parisian-inspired outfit formulas for the warm weather. The best part is many of these items can be easily translatable in future seasons to come, ensuring you are getting the most bang for your buck.
Parisian-Inspired Outfits for the Warm Weather
There is something about stripes in the summer that just make sense. This classic striped top is the epitome of Parisian casual. Compliment the print by accenting with other black accessories such as these leather ballet flats and these oversized sunglasses.
Black and White
Parisian-inspired outfits often stick to neutrals. Once again, this look relies on a classic black and white color palette. By far, the star of the show is the tweed jacket, which is the epitome of timeless French fashion. If you want to add a slight pop of color to this monochromatic ensemble, I thought this scarf could be delicately tied around the neck or used as an accent on your handbag.
A summer dress is a definite necessity. This beige drop-waist dress is giving French countryside chic in the best way possible. I imagine this very outfit is what a city girl would wear to vacation in the Nice. To wrap up this look, finish off with a straw bag – which is another must-have accoutrement to nail the Parisian aesthetic.
Given that Paris is considered the city of romance, one needs an equally romantic outfit. When I think of love and passion, the corset is one of the first fashion pieces that comes to mind. Although a bit sultry, this more girly a-line skirt and rosette choker keep the look daytime appropriate.
Jeans & A Cute Top
Every girl knows the power of jeans and a cute top – including the Parisians. Even the most fashionable city in the world relies on denim as a wardrobe staple. This delicate camisole ties back to these darling mesh ballet flats for a full circle outfit. From there, accent the look with pearl accessories and your ready to step out in style.
Which of these Parisian-inspired outfits was your favorite?