Looking chic while staying warm…pretty much everyone’s winter goal, right? Good thing we can take style notes from Parisian women, who effortlessly manage to do both! After scouring the web for outfit inspo, I put together this list of what makes up a Parisian winter wardrobe!
Parisian Winter Wardrobe
I can’t say this is everything, but it’s pretty darn close. I’ll also be leaving some authentic French brands that you can shop from too, so stick around till the end!
I must admit I’m a little surprised to see a puffer coat on a French woman, as I normally thought it gave off American ski resort vibes, but they make it look good and it’s making me think I could give it a try. What about you?
Puffer coats are great for more laid back outfits, but no wardrobe is complete without at least one elegant coat. In this case, elegant means something long in a high-quality fabric.
faux fur coat
These coats are fun to wear because not only are they warm, but they add great texture to your look and it leaves room to play around with prints too- like a leopard print coat!
oversized men’s blazer
Parisian women believe that oversized is chic and that every wardrobe should have a mix of feminine and masculine pieces! These blazers are great for layering too and look fabulous over a sweater.
Yes to all the chunky knits! These cardigans always look great with jeans and ankle boots. A perfect go-to!
Chunky sweater, turtleneck, cashmere sweater, what have you! Whether you wear it with jeans or dress pants, you are guaranteed to look cute and winter weather appropriate!
From what I can tell, Parisian woman keep their accessories simple. Well, always, but especially in the winter. Small and simple handbags seem to be the go-to in winter.
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Of course, no Parisian wardrobe is complete without their tried and true denim. As you can see, cropped flares are the go-to with ankle boots, but straight and slim legs are favorites as well.
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If you only get one pair of shoes, this is it! Don’t skimp here because you can wear these all fall and winter season long, with pretty much any bottoms too!
Tall knee-high boots with a heel are a super chic way to stay warmer and protect your legs from the winter elements. They can be worn under skirts or dresses and over jeans!
Sweater dress + knee high boots= a perfect combo. Parisian wardrobe essentials and outfits are pretty simple and not much is needed to look chic and put together!
Nothing on this list seems too complicated, right? Even if you get everything on this list that’s only about 11 things to get. Not bad for a wardrobe that will serve you all fall and winter!
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Now you can pretty much get these pieces anywhere, but here are French brands to shop from that will make your Parisian winter wardrobe completely authentic!
I want to leave you with this little video that is just #GOALS!