C’est Chic

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Louis Vuitton shoes.

My take on the Parisian style.

There is a secret amongst Parisian women of how to achieve an effortless chic look…

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Louis Vuitton shoes.

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes. By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Louis Vuitton shoes.

Chanel jacket, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes. By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans. By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Louis Vuitton shoes. By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Paige Denim jeans, Christian Louboutin shoes.
By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket, & Other Stories top By Saul Aguilar.

Chanel jacket and bag, & Other Stories top, Thomas Sabo petal ring and Tiffany rings on left hand, Monica Vinader and Graff rings on right hand. By Saul Aguilar.

When you think of Parisian fashion the first thing that comes to mind is ‘casual chic’. They are never overdressed or underdresssed and have a confidence in their effortless style – it is more about the clothes fitting you than you fitting the clothes.

When I was putting this look together one thing that came into my mind was Coco Chanel who once said that before you leave the house you should look in a mirror and remove one item. I was about to add my Chanel pearl necklace, as well as a pair of chunky sunglasses but sometimes less is more so pick one statement piece, like I have done with a cropped tweed jacket, and let it be in the spotlight (similar at L.K Bennett and Michael Kors).

One thing I keep reading about is the ‘Parisian uniform’. Every women has these basics in her wardrobe; crisp white shirt, a black knee-length skirt, cashmere sweater, ballet flats (sky high heels are not practical darling) a silk scarf and a fitted blazer (hello Saint Laurent!). I also noticed that they keep their makeup minimal and their hair slightly undone.

Although most Parisians would’ve probably worn some tailored trousers with this jacket and blouse (&Other Stories), a good pair of skinny jeans are more ‘me’.  Pinterest is full of outfit inspirations and I loved seeing how women were dressing in Paris, but it’s important to stay true to yourself. Injecting a bit of you into every look is what the real essence of ‘style’ is all about.

Have the Parisians mastered the formula of casual chic? Let me know your thoughts in the comment box below!

 

 

33 Comments

  1. I like you in your Chanel inspired look – and such an outfit definitely fits perfect to you and your look. I wear often similar looks, especially at work although I have to admit I don’t have any as beautiful jacket than you wear here.
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Thank you, glad you found it helpful! I know Chanel jacket has been on my wish list for about 10 years! x

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