WWD EyeScoop today trains its eye on the effortless chicness of Parisiennes. So inspiring, I couldn't resist a commentary. I picked out my favorite photos to show you:
I think these girls embody that natural, laid back, haphazardly thrown together (but not really) look that inspires the way I dress to this day:
Navy blazers, that scarf! Rolled-up denim. Pretty flats!
L - Love the sequin anchor detail on the girl's top.
R- Neutral color palette. The ruffle top is adorable.
Love how these girls look slightly disheveled w/ a bit of shirt tucked in or the neck of a tee askew
A neutral palette, and that huge scarf!
This is the sort of "real Parisian girl" style that I love:
- barely there make-up
- tousled hair
- slouchy tees
- navy blazers
- neutral colors with bursts of blue
Study how uncontrived they look. There's nothing forced and pretentious about the way they dress. No crazy heels. Minimal accessories (I notice that Filipinas tend to equate style with over-accessorizing). You see the girl and not the "fashion". And once you look closely, you get how special her look is. It's how she mixes colors. It's in the way her scarf is worn. Or the way she tucks her shirt. Or how she cuffs her jeans. She doesn't look trendy, yes. But she just looks so at ease with herself.
Even the French Voguettes have these in them. They're just like the souped up, high octane version of these "real girls". Natural tousled hair, check! Denims, check! Blazers, check! They do wear crazy heels though, but I think they were the first editors snapped by Tommy Ton to wear flats to Fashion Week. Ha!
J' adore! Vive le chic!
PS - I have been studying French style since I was 13, so if you want a crash course, you might want to get Ines de la Fressange's book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide. I bought mine from Amazon. Much cheaper there (then again, we have Amazon Prime - so we get free shipping).
(Photos from WWD.com and Amazon.com)