How to Dress Like a Parisian It-Girl
By: Olivia Marrone
Puffy sleeves, airy sundresses, and square necklines. This summer my Instagram feed has been filled with minimalistic, Victorian-Esque, and Parisian chic fashion.
While some of these looks only seem ideal for a quick Instagram snapshot, we’ve got some tips for incorporating this style into your everyday life. Keep reading to find out how you can easily infuse this effortlessly put-together style aesthetic into your everyday wardrobe.
Square and V Necklines
This is a key component with mastering this summer’s Instagram style trend. When looking at the Victorian & French-inspired style aesthetics, square and V-necklines repeatedly make appearances (think Reformation dresses and tops, like the one pictured above). A square neckline adds a unique touch to an outfit, while the classic ‘V’ neckline helps elongate your torso, making both styles very chic and flattering.
Cropped and slightly flared jeans
A classic pair of cropped & slightly flared jeans is a French girl must-have. Perfect to wear with any type of summer shoe (my favorite look is a block-heeled sandal), this style of jeans will become your go-to summer pants.
This style tip is directed more towards the minimalist/Parisian vibe. Whether it be ballerina flats, sandals or loafers, having some simple and classic pairs of flat shoes can help your outfit look effortlessly chic.
Polka dots make every outfit more fun and add a subtle feminine touch to an otherwise ordinary outfit. A print that can easily be dressed up or down, polka dots are the perfect print for summer!
To quote Harry Styles, the phrase “simple but effective” sums up this summer’s accessorizing trend very nicely. Catering to the minimalist style aesthetic, gold jewelry (specifically pendant necklaces and hoop earrings) has been a staple in every Instagram blogger’s jewelry collection this summer.
Cardigans are back and better than ever! One of the top summer fashion trends that I’ve spotted on Instagram is wearing a cardigan as your top. Style your cardigan of choice with a pair of cropped & flared jeans, some heeled sandals, and a bucket bag, and you’re well on your way to achieving that Parisian chic style status.
A crisp, white, or light blue button-down shirt is essential not only in a Parisian girl’s wardrobe but also just a classic wardrobe basic to have. Versatile and timeless, pairing a white or light blue button-down shirt with a pair of jeans, a belt, and loafers creates the effortlessly chic French “It-Girl” look we’re all striving for.
In addition to owning a good pair of flared denim, wearing white/creme pants has been a style staple this summer. Whether it’s in denim, linen, or trouser form, these colors are perfect for the hot and humid summer weather.
These are my top tips on how to achieve this summer’s chic style trend! If you have any tips for how to achieve this look, leave a comment below so that we can all live out our minimalist, Parisian “It-Girl” fashion dreams!