Paris is the ultimate when it comes to effortlessly chic style. If you’re traveling to Paris anytime soon you probably already know that the capital is the birthplace of majorly iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Saint Laurent, and Givenchy; all of which who revolutionised the industry. You also probably know that you want to look your absolute best and really channel that inner chic French girl, but you may not know that navigating this large city via foot is the easiest (and prettiest) way to get around – meaning comfort is key.
I’m all for comfort and super into basics. I love to dress a low-key outfit up with one piece that really stands out like a sick pair of shoes, belt, or some necklaces.
Here I’ve narrowed down some of my absolutely necessary Paris Style Essentials:
1. The perfect long trench coat is an absolute must! Even if you’re here during the midst of a hotter than hell summer, it tends to cool down at night, and a great coat can easily define an outfit.
2. I basically live in crop tops, I always have. No matter what the weather – you can probably catch me in a spaghetti strap tank or teeny tiny crop! If it’s chilly out, you can always up your outfit game with the perfect pair of jeans, a crop top, and a cute coat to keep warm.
3. A cute pair of flats are definitely a necessity if you want to survive in Paris. Odds are you will probably be doing a bit of walking, even if you’re in town for a short period of time, it’s usually just the quickest way to get where you need to go. I’m obsessed with athleisure – a fresh pair of tennis shoes can look equally as tasteful and comfy for on the go style.
4. It’s always important to have at least one pair of black or nude heels with you (preferably ones that you can walk in) – you honestly never know when you’re going to need to dress up a casual outfit for a business affair, day to night look, or throw them on with the perfect dress for an event.
Below, shop a few of my favorite Parisian Style Essential picks: