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A Modern Parisian Fashion Wardrobe: Updated Styles and Looks

All of my Parisian Style & Wardrobe Posts can be found here.

I tried to do an update on my post about an Essential Parisienne Closet but then I realized that…. that ish is timeless and classic, and that means that each year you don’t really need to update any of it.

Frankly, the whole point of a classic capsule wardrobe is that it stands the test of time, you don’t need to really update or change it, and the most you can do is just buy a different pair of short moto boots rather than the ones you have.

What I did do, was come up with a few more outfits that I have seen floating around as of late, seeing as the weather has been cooler.

I already have a whole bunch of Parisian outfit style updates here, but here’s another set.

THE SWEATER DRESS

This one is classic with a twist!

You have the oh-so-seemingly plain sweater dress that is nothing special (but of course the fabric is luxe and deliciously warm), some black tights, and instead of wearing heels which is what you think this dress is made for, you throw in some tough moto boots.

Then, you wear whatever plain mens-style watch you have around to counteract the feminine details of the dress, and the purse is your classic black shoulder bag (practical and minimalist).

This works because you have feminine details, paired with classic items, with some menswear inspiration thrown in to make it not quite so girly.


THE HIGH HEELED SHEARLING

Again, masculine meets feminine!

 

 

Rugged shearling jackets are still blowing up on style pages when thrown over any outfit.

It keeps you warm, looks oversized and comfortable without being too prim and proper, and you wear a simple little ripped jean ensemble underneath to keep it cool. The interesting asymmetrical hemline of the black turtleneck (it’s all in the super minimal details) keeps it interesting when you have a white tank peeking out.

Now, the clutch has a very SLIGHT colour detail (horrifying I know), with a red racing stripe, and the pumps are epic and sexy to offset the rugged look.

THE DAILY LOOK

This is pretty much what they’d wear every day.

A simple cocoon black coat (I love this camel version of it though) thrown over the most simple of outfits that are all about the details.

The long-sleeved shirt is both lightweight and sexy enough to be slightly transparent so you can wear a black lace bra or cami underneath, and the black pants have cool moto zippered details that would show through that transparent top.

The scarf is knitted and marled in a grey to kind of bring some “colour” (Parisian style) to the look.

The boots are your standard issue pointed booties, and the bag is simple as a hand bag or a backpack (two in one for a slung over the shoulder look).

The final touch? A beaten silver cuff.

All of my Parisian Style & Wardrobe Posts can be found here.


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4 Comments

  1. Marisa

    Hi enjoyed reading your post in Parisian style. What brands would you look in for white blazers? Quality ones are impossible to find!

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      If you are okay with spending in the $200 CAD range, I’d go for Massimo Dutti. They come out with cotton piqué, flannel and other types of blazers that LOOK really expensive but are not in the thousands.
      I own about 4 of their blazers and wear them constantly. I find the quality much better than J. Crew, Banana Republic, etc.

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      1. Marisa Chinn

        Many thanks Sherry, I will have a look at them, it’s not a brand I’m familiar with. Looking forward to your next fashion posts. Best regards

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        1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

          I am also on Instagram! @saverspender 🙂

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