WIW 7/7: Parisienne chic

I was inspired by Shevia's post about Parisienne style to try a Parisienne-inspired outfit myself. I started with a black cashmere sweater and added plain white jeans and metallic sandals. Of course a French scarf (my only chance to add some color!), and a bronze bag (also French!) to mix black and tan. Had to ditch the Apple watch for something more old school/less trendy, and paired it with an elegant bracelet. But I still indulged my matchy-matchy sense with turquoise toenails to match my scarf. And wore big French sunnies to maintain that "I'm a French movie star" air. Et voila! How did I do?

I got lots of compliments on my outfit today, especially on the scarf. A lot of people said I looked so chic, The funny thing is, I'm not sure it felt 100% my style. I kept thinking, this is fun, but I wouldn't want to dress this way all the time. I love my bright colors, lots of prints, matchy matchy and whimsy, so doing neutrals and uniform dressing and minimalist understated chic might get boring rather quickly for me. I'm glad we live where we do and can feel free to embrace a wide variety of styles! I like to play dress up and be Parisienne one day, colorful and feminine Kate Spade-like the next, and then tough and edgy UWP. I can admire French style and try it out, but not feel like I need to aspire to or emulate it all the time. Vive le difference!

Everlane black cashmere sweater
Kut from the Kloth Chrissy flares
Hermes scarf
Lacoste sunnies
Longchamp metallic tote
Burberry watch
Alexis Bittar bracelet
Paul Green Cayanne sandals

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  • replied 3 years ago

    You look great, and the proportions really work. Even if it's not feeling totally "you".

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    This is a very pretty outfit. The other day when I copied DonnaF I felt like the scarf wasn't me. It was doubled around my neck. Several people liked the look. It didn't feel like me because I had never worn a scarf that way before. I think the more you wear something, the more it feels like you.

    I would definitely dress this way - all neutrals with a colorful scarf. I don't have a(n) Hermes scarf, unfortunately. I also love the Paul Green shoes.

  • AJ replied 3 years ago

    Nice! I'm smiling that you couldn't go fully neutral. Good for you for not letting a "look" boss you around.

    I'm with you...I can appreciate Parisian style, but I personally need more variety, color, and a bit of trend.

  • goldenpig replied 3 years ago

    Thanks delurked, JAileen and AJ. Good point that a look can become more you if you try it more often. You're right that I still had to cheat with adding some color!

  • Xtabay replied 3 years ago

    Paris by way of Cannes or Nice, maybe?  Love!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Parisian style the Natalie way. I'm loving it. Happy birthday to my birthday twin. Hope you feel celebrated and special all weekend long.

  • crazyone replied 3 years ago

    I saw your post this morning as I was getting dressed and was inspired to do something similar myself :)  I think you look very Parisienne and still somewhat true to yourself with the color of the scarf!  

  • Anna replied 3 years ago

    I love it! Mind if I copy?

  • Jane replied 3 years ago

    You look super. The colours of the scarf are so vibrant. 

  • Runcarla replied 3 years ago

    Yes! I would agree that this is subdued for authentic GP style. That said, you look fantastic and carry off the look. There is a skill in that as well.

    PS: I loved your 'shark week' post A LOT, but think I omitted to let you know in that post. I love setting a weekly challenge/theme and dressing accordingly. It is one of my favourite ways to have FWF! You are an inspiration to me in that regard.

  • Muffin replied 3 years ago

    From what I've seen, you have such a fun, varied wardrobe that you can play around with many looks! Even if this look isn't 100% you everyday, it is a gorgeous sophisticated look (that I love!).

  • Staysfit replied 3 years ago

    I think it looks great! If this is Parisienne style it's pretty much my uniform way of winter dressing right down to the Hermes scarf! Although, I might pick a colorful cashmere sweater instead of neutral. Does that mean it's something else? Add color and become a foreigner, an American?!

  • marianna replied 3 years ago

    I love the Parisienne style and you wear it so well. That scarf is GORGEOUS!

  • CocoLion replied 3 years ago

    This is a great look on you, and I do think it is "you."

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