A Parisian has a signature style -- a casual, never-overdressed-yet-never-underdressed approach that translates to looking effortlessly stylish no matter what.
So how do you blend in when visiting the French capital?
Kitsuné, a clothing line for men and women from the Parisian record label of the same name, mixes Breton style with a Japanese savoir faire to produce high quality preppy basics - -think polo shirts, v-neck jumpers and dark blue jeans -- many of which are adorned with the label’s adorable fox motif.
For high-end high street fashion, Sandro and Maje, might as well be crowned the official uniform suppliers. Creating looks directly inspired by the catwalk but at half the price, these shops are a great place to pick up a couple of trend-led pieces. They also have accessories and shoes.
Isabel Marant, the French designer creates bohemian pieces to flatter the female form, all of which are interesting without being difficult to wear. She also has a more affordable range for us TEENS, Isabel Marant Etoile, as well as a children’s line.
Young French designer Guillaume Henry has revamped old Parisian couture house Carven, with affordable, youthful pièces.
Parisian females Teens and older LOVE Vanessa Bruno’s subtle silhouettes, featuring fluid shapes and flattering fabrics in neutral tones. There was a time when Bruno’s sequin-embellished tote bag seemed to be slung over every female shoulder in the capital. Although it may no longer be the Paris « It-bag « of the moment, if you add just one key piece of from any of these designers to your wardrobe, you might just pass for a local.