What goes through a French-girl's mind when picking out an outfit? What tenets does she stand by in her search for the perfect capsule wardrobe? Honestly, there are so many questions that spring to mind when we browse the feeds of our favourite Parisian fashion influencers. Forget the illusive je ne sais quoi—we want to know exactly what it is that makes these girls tick, and, ultimately, how we can re-create their enviable style.
"Parisian women are all about staples that they will keep forever because they know what shapes or colours fit them, however, they don't shy away from a funky touch here and there: a pair of statement shoes, an extravagant piece of costume jewellery or a flashy print," explains Ellie from Slip Into Style. "What I'm into right now are furry slippers like the Birkenstock Arizona, as they are a more affordable alternative to the current Celine ones. I've also had my eyes on the furry slippers by Sleeper for a closed-toed option."
London-turned-Parisienne Marissa Cox from Rue Rodier, meanwhile, swears by the perfect pair of jeans: "I always advise to wear a straight leg cut as these will create a more flattering silhouette, or even with a slight flare á la Jeanne Damas, as they will slim wider hips. I also keep skinny pairs to wear under knee-high boots." And how about something for the new season? "Look to leopard print to update your style for winter and treat it like a neutral," says Cox. We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
In need of some more French-girl inspo? Scroll down to see our edit of the eight Parisian winter outfits we're loving right now.
Jenna Bitove Naumovich’s nine-to-five consists of finding fanciful fashion pieces for her clients, but during her off-hours, the personal shopper and stylist for The Room at Hudson’s Bay has steadily acquired a mass of Moschino garments, shoes a