Paris is a city where fashion trends make their mark. Some of the biggest brands in the world such as Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint-Laurent and Givenchy have come out of this beautiful city. Paris Fashion Week dominates the style scene and lets us know what pieces we need to ditch and what we need to keep in our closet. Parisian fashion has made an influence on the way we all dress in various parts of the world and continues to inspire the way we style our day to day outfits. The summer brings travel and tons of adventures that may include a lot of packing. If you are one of the lucky ones and have the opportunity to spend your summer looking at the Eiffel tower here are some must have pieces to have you stepping out in style in the city of lights.
Oversized Shirts and Blazers
Oversized blazers, tee shirts, and button ups have become classic staple pieces in the wardrobe of many women and have been worn in Paris for a very long time. These pieces can be styled for different occasions and seasons. Oversized button ups are great to throw over a dress, or pair with your favourite pair of jeans. Adding a pair of pumps or strappy heels can really elevate your outfit and give you a more formal look. An oversized blazer can have the same effect and can be dressed up or alternatively dressed down depending on where you are going. We’re used to putting on blazers for a day in the office but now they are being worn for various occasions. Oversized blazers can be worn with bike shorts, jeans, skirts, or trousers. Also with the right shoe you can transition this look from day to night by switching out loafers or mules for some heels and a slip dress.
Pleated skirts are another fashion item that is worn so well out in Paris. Some may find this type of skirt a bit too dressy for their style but it really is all about how you wear it that makes the look as simple and minimalistic as you need. These skirts can be worn with a cozy sweater and some chunky loafers for a day out on the town or for a quick lunch with friends. Wearing this outfit with a pair of sneakers can also add a modern and more casual look to your outfit. A chic pair of sneakers can also be an alternative to add to your pleated skirt outfit to give it a modern twist.
Relaxed Tailored Pants
Relaxed Tailored Pants is a very sophisticated look and elevates your style from a pair of baggy jeans or cargos. These pants offer tons of versatility depending on your style of choice. A pair of trousers like these are definitely worth considering adding to your wardrobe and can be worn year round with a trench coat and turtleneck in the winter and a satin camisole in the summer.
Vegan Leather/ Faux Leather
Most people may not opt to wear leather in the summer but vegan leather or faux leather is worn year round on the streets of Paris. The true heat of summer doesn’t hit until about July or August so the weather does have its ups and down. This gives you the opportunity to sport some non traditional summer styles. Faux leather pieces add a modern and edgy look to your outfit. Whether it is a leather skirt or a staple leather jacket there are many ways to style these pieces. Faux leather items are fashion items that work great in any wardrobe. A simple a-line faux leather skirt can be worn with heels or sneakers, a sweater or a lacy bodysuit with a blazer to dress it up. This is another very versatile piece that can be styled in numerous ways.