SHOP: OUR PARISIAN FASHION LUST LIST
Don’t you get envious when you see snaps of Parisian women’s street style? Or spot Olivia Palermo cruising through Paris Fashion Week? Oui, we agree! These femmes are tres chic…So as our Australian summer starts to wind down it’s time to start dressing the part for a cooler European season that’s just beginning…
Feature image sourced from Kurv Magazine, photographer Jonathan Segad.
If you are thinking of popping over to Paris for a luxe parisian weekend, sip on champagne and eat croissants like a Vogue Fashion Editor (Yes, a girl can dream can’t she?) you are going to want to check out our Parisian Fashion Lust List. These essentials are interchangeable with other pieces in your wardrobe so are definitely worth the investment. Better yet, most are pieces you can hang on to for years to come – not to mention wear every time you pop into Paris…
Perfect for wrapping around yourself on chilly days, a great accessory for evening and you can throw it in your tote in the meantime! Alexander McQueen does a great silk-chiffon in all sorts of colours however we love us some black and white.
Can you get any more French than the classic stripe? No you can’t! Dress it down for day and up for night. You should definitely take multiple versions like the loose T-shirt, or striped crop top. We love the classic look though from St James.
LEATHER CIGARETTE PANT
These are definitely an investment piece. Yes they are expensive but they can be worn with flats, heels, boots, jumpers, t-shirts…the opportunities are endless. Our recommendation would be Helmut Lang. A quality leather pant lasts forever.
FRENCH TWIST ON THE CLASSIC BALLET FLAT
You definitely need comfort whilst walking down Paris’ chic streets and we just love the little playful twist on the traditional french flat from Charlotte Olympia’s Kitty range. Made with luxe satin and a feline motif this feels tres french and has the perfect pop of red to go with your monochrome outfit.
Every chic french femme has a tote large enough to carry their bread, cheese and pastries so you will need one too! Keep it classic with Louis Vuitton or Goyard and as an added bonus, their totes come with a small pouch inside which can be used as an evening clutch.
Light weight for packing and worn in many a black and white french movie – the classic trench. Throw on a deconstructed version from Michael Lo Sordo when the temp begins to drop or the rain begins to fall.
A RED NAIL
You’ve got the outfits sorted but don’t forget the finer details…that includes a french red nail! Any red will work however we have selected a gorgeous shade from Chanel that is perfect for every season – 455 LOTUS ROUGE.
Summer to winter, shades are the ultimate accessory and necessity. A classic is generally the best option so spend your money on those, go for a chain store for anything super trendy. We have selected a classic pair of Oliver People’s tortoiseshell shades.