A Week of Parisian Outfits
It’s funny how the more time I spend in Paris the more people back home in Ireland comment on how french my look is becoming.
While I certainly don’t make any conscious effort to dress like a french girl, there are certain fashion rules that apply to Paris and that I have adopted in my look. Stepping out onto the streets here can feel nothing short of stepping out onto a movie set. The buildings that surround the cobblestones and arcades here are famous for being among the most beautiful architecture structures in the world, in the springtime the florists pay extra attention to put their most colourful flowers on display at their doorsteps and if you go out at the right time of day, the cafes and boulangeries greet your nostrils with the fresh smell of bread and hot coffee; but above all the city is home to many of the top fashion brands that the world has ever known from haute couture to prêt-à-porter. In a city as copious in culture as Paris it can often feel like many of the girls here dress accordingly to their heritage. Also when life gives you a movie set why wouldn’t you dress like a movie star?
When it comes to my own personal style, I’m all about attitude and self expression which is why often on our blog you’ll catch me wearing a lot of outfits that raise some eyebrows. However I can’t deny that living in Paris and absorbing the French culture has definitely had a heavy impact on my dress sense and the way I put my outfits together.
For today’s post I thought I would share with you guys some of the latest outfits that I have been loving to strut my stuff in around Paris be it for a casual day with friends or for a romantic date. Let’s begin!
You’ve all seen this navy jumper that I’ve been obsessing over lately. I really have a thing for independent fashion labels and quality fabric so this has quickly become a staple piece for me in my wardrobe. I grabbed this jumper last week from Maison LaBiche which is a clothing brand based here in Paris.
I love the combination of it with these baggy flared jeans from River Island. I know a lot of people are going to question the combination of navy and black in this outfit but honestly it is something that you see quite a lot in Paris because the Parisienne loves to rebel and break the unwritten rules of fashion.
No rebellious outfit would be complete without a leather jacket. This one is from Zara (similar) and I feel like it really adds an edgy touch to the look.
For a casual evening by the Eiffel Tower a cashmere sweater is a must, especially when the plan for night is to end up in a cosy café with a glass of wine. If you’ve been on the blog for a while now then you’d know all about my ongoing love affair for the British knitwear brand Hades Wool. This sweater is a personal favourite of mine because I love the contrast between the calming colour of the pastel blue and the fact that it has the word anxiety printed boldly across it.
For trousers, these coated ones from Stradivarius are among my favourites at the moment. They are super comfortable, go with almost every outfit and give your look a vibe much classier than jeans can achieve.
One of the signature items that I have been loving the most is this lemon yellow coat from Vivetta. If you guys haven’t seen the post I made on this amazing Italian designer label then you can check it out here. Personally I love the spring vibes that it brings to an outfit and the colour is just so bright and cheery.
Nothing says Parisienne quite like a leather and denim combo and honestly I haven’t been able to get enough of this denim miniskirt from Miss Selfridge ever since I bought it back in January. It’s such a basic piece but one that goes a long way.
The t-shirt I’m wearing is from a Canadian brand called Stay Home Club and it says Petit Chagrin which translates into english as little sadness.
And that’s it for the outfits that I wore in Paris this week! What do you guys think of them? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you very soon in my next post.