French fashion is related to all that is most exquisite and luxurious. French designers such as Coco Chanel or Christian Dior till this day influence our ideas about style and chic, Paris Fashion Week is probably the most important event in the world of fashion, not to mention Paris street style that is highly covered on various fashion sites and blogs all over the world. To dress like a Parisienne is to be elegant, classic and always feminine, no matter profession or age. Some icons of French fashion like Inès de La Fressange, Isabel Marant or Carine Roitfeldt are the best ambassadors of French chic. But what are the real and ultimate essentials of the parisian chic?
First and foremost – classic trench coat. It is no stereotype, I was truly surprised to see so many trench coats all over Paris, some more elaborate than others, but trench coat is a trench coat, and having one definitely brings you closer to the chic Parisienne look.
Ballet flats are another iconic piece, the best from Repetto Paris, reputable shop dressing ballerinas. The come in all colors, but still I would recommend classic black – one versatile pair is a very good beginning!
Going further with the essentials, one that cannot be forgotten – top in classic marine stripes in white and navy blue, the only one that really matters is from Petit Bateau, cult brand offering… children clothing, recently extended with an adult line.
To think about most iconic accessorizes – Hermés scarf, line of pearls and a practiced to perfection no make up look.
Last, but not least, a good deal of confidence and a special nonchalance that makes others think that you do not try too hard! All should look very natural, ostentation free, simply effortless. But who are we kidding here? this effortless look demands more effort than one is ever willing to admit!