It's All in the Coat (French Girls Do It Better)
Paris is renowned for its street style, and my first few weeks in the city have not disappointed. Being surrounded by some of the most well-dressed people in the world is intimidating, but ultimately inspiring. What makes Parisian street style iconic is its diversity and intentionality—so many people are sending their own message into the city through their street style but there is no norm, no official outfit for a true Parisian.
If there were to be a common stylistic understanding walking the streets of Paris, it would be this: a good coat will take you far. On a quest to step up my street style game, I’ve been keeping note of my favorite outerwear trends.
Ah, the classic camel coat. Not a block goes by where I don’t see a fashionable French lady in a knee-length camel coat (often paired with a black bag, a red lip, and a strong sense of purpose!) It's effortlessly chic, timeless without being stuffy, and impossibly versatile.
Colorful Leather Jackets
Black leather jackets are all the rage in Paris, but I’ve been happy to spot some splashes of color out on the streets—blues, maroons, and bright green leathers nod to an edgy classic, while standing out as a category of their own. Motorcycle jackets are the ultimate street style topper but a colorful one takes any outfit to the next level.
Black and forest green bomber jackets are always a hit, but I particularly love the edgy look combined with patterned dresses and softer florals. Thrown over a sundress and heels, one can feel simultaneously like Kylie Jenner and Amelie strolling through the streets of Montmartre!
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