Paris has always been known for many things including its delicious food, classic fashion, and *cough* people being slightly arrogant, (no offence intended, I literally love Paris, hence the name Rue Belle). They certainly have the right to be a little arrogant when it comes to their style as they have always remained chic, understated and timeless. As french fashionista Julia Roitfeld told Vogue “I’m into buying clothes that make me feel pretty, that flatter me, but I have never cared about having the latest thing.”
This is a reason why Parisians are so fashionably intriguing is because they have for many decades applied the same fashion rules and haven't diverted too far away from their fashion staples or got carried away with fashion trends. They create a signature look for themselves, adapt it slightly over the years but overall stick to a similar aesthetic.
Some french beauties we love the style of:
To dress fashionably like a Parisian, Rue Belle is going to give you some personal styling tips.
Invest in great outerwear: Outfits underneath can remain quite simple and understated, however they usually get their outer wear to do most of the talking. Invest in the perfect trench, jackets or some faux fur.
Neutral palette: Keep your palette neutral, with only one colour pop if you want to add colour.
Wear heels you can walk in: When it comes to Parisian chic you have to be able to walk in your shoes. The lower the better, especially if you have to dash around the city by foot! There are so many gorgeous shoes out there at the moment from low to mid-heel.
Invest in the perfect white shirt: This is a Parisian's staple, wear with jeans, trousers or a pencil skirt or layer under a classic jumper.
Breton stripe: A classic and a foolproof staple, albeit it a bit of a cliche is the breton stripe. Like the shirt this can be worn simply with jeans, some flats and of course a fabulous jacket or trench to complete the look and give you that je ne sais quai.
Make-up: The general rule is simple. Look after your skin and don't over do the make-up base, but add a touch of lip stick or a stain to give you that sophisticated finished look.