OUI! THE RULES OF DRESSING LIKE A PARISIAN..

When you're not actually French..

Effortless, well-put together and seriously chic.. they’re the first thoughts that come to mind when thinking about Parisian style.

But how do we emulate this distinctive look, that we [non-french] are so envious of! The impossibly chic Jeanne Damas, Lily-Rose Depp and Clémence Poésy have it, and we want it!

 

Well lucky for all of you out there dying to be Parisian [even though unfortunately you never will be], the Base Colour team have done their research! We’ve narrowed it down to four top tips to assist you in developing your own Parisian dress code.

Read on below to get you on your way to becoming French (metaphorically)..

PHOTOGRAPHY @SHAUN.LYLE

MODEL @_HOLLYT

WEARING ELKA COLLECTIVE


1.

FORGET THE TRENDS

Style, unlike trends, is timeless. It won’t outdate, and you won’t look back on yourself in 10 years time wondering what the hell you were wearing! Develop your own sense of style and know what you feel comfortable in. As Coco Chanel once said, “fashion comes and go, but style lasts forever.”


2.

OPT FOR NEUTRALS

A point that us at Base Colour live by! Neutrals look great, are easy to wear as they can be layered with other neutral items, and always look classic!


3.

GO FOR THE CLICHES, BUT STOP AT ONE

A red lip, oversized sunglasses, a beret, bold stripes… yes, we all relate these points to Parisian style, but trust us – stop at one or two! If you start ticking all of the above boxes, all you’ll be missing is a french stick!


4.

LESS IS MORE IN THE HAIR & MAKE-UP DEPARTMENT

I don’t know what water they’re drinking in Pareé, but I think we need some of it! It seems as though their is no effort required in the hair and make-up department for these Parisian ladies, yet they look like a 10/10! Maybe we need to take a leaf out of their book and tone it down a little – just a simple red lip with minimal foundation and eye make-up, or maybe leave the straighter at home and just opt for a messy blow-wave? Fingers crossed we don’t look like we’ve just rolled out of bed!



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