JE NE SAIS QUOI
Tres chic fashion staples that should unequivocally have a place in your wardrobe
Surpassing New York and London as one of the world’s fashion capitals, Paris boasts a reputation for effortless style and easy elegance. That’s what makes it so tricky to nail down—hence, the term je ne sais quoi. Parisian style is not a difficult style to pull off. Indeed, it’s something effortless, classic, nonchalant, cool but not arrogant. Parisian style is just a little bit more sophisticated than French style.
Below we have identified a few must-haves fashion staples and accessories to have in your wardrobe to put together ultimate chic outfits.
Square Crystal Embellished Buckle Pointed Heels
“Au naturel” doesn’t mean “négligé” (untidy in English).
Parisian style is all about finding the right balance between sophisticated and effortless and avoid overdoing it. A statement neutral staple can really pull a look together but going above and beyond this can actually take away from your outfit rather than elevating it. Whether for a sunlight date sipping rose in an outdoor café or an elegant afternoon of shopping and sights, there’s no better item to centre your Parisian-inspired look than a sophisticated pair of relaxed pointed heels.
Lelya Ballet Jute Espadrille
Structural Vintage Handbag
The “Masculin-Féminin” Look
Famous couturiers introduced, what can be probably called masculine tailoring. This was a truly revolutionary event in the world of fashion, and finding the right pair of footwear to match the fit is always a headache. Indeed, if they are wearing something super feminine, Parisians add a masculine touch. On the other hand, if they are wearing something more masculine, they add feminine details.
Few shoes feel as distinctly Parisian as block heel ballerinas, graceful slides, and ankle accentuating slingbacks but lucky you, here’s another! We blend masculine shapes with feminine silhouettes to achieve a modern, yet effortlessly chic Parisian style and topped it off with a structured sleek bag; nothing short of a pragmatic Parisian essential.
Gwen Mule Open Toe Round Stack Heel
Structured Exotic Reptile-embossed Leather Tote
Master The “Chic-Décontracté” Code
Parisian style is all about looking “décontracté” yet chic at the same time. Don’t get confused between French and Parisian, for Parisian is a little bit chicer and more sophisticated than the classic French look. Parisian women always mix casual and dress-up pieces rather than wearing all casual pieces at once or looking too dressed up. The exotic reptile embossed tote is definitely makes an accent piece in any ensemble. Think blazers over jeans and white tees, sculptural shaped heels and prints. Remember, Parisian style favours the introduction of details in an otherwise unadventurous outfit.
Grained Leather Studded Ankle Boots
Invest in staples that have the ability to elevate any outfit. Adopting a Parisian style is all about finding the right staples, timeless designs and accessories that make you feel confident and très chic. These gorgeous grained leather ankles pointed toe boots can be styled with everything from tailored trousers to dresses. The classic and elevated basics like these can offer so much to your wardrobe and you can do more with them than you may have even thought. Master the elevated ease we crave in warm weather, which is firmly rooted in easy-chic clothing.
The nonchalant elegance associated with French women will forever be goals, especially when it comes to mastering the elevated ease we crave in warm weather. French style footwear staples made for sun-filled days and balmy nights are firmly rooted in easy-chic silhouettes, and timeless designs. Take your time to explore the countless designs PAZZION has to offer and discover what suits you. The aim is to find the right balance between looking dressed up and laid-back (“chic-décontracté” in French).