Posts Tagged ‘Seen on the Streets of Paris’

Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

I met two women sporting really great headwear as part of their Paris fashion. But it wasn’t just their hats that caught my eye as I strolled around the romantic city—it was their whole look. First up is a woman I […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

Capes, no longer reserved for superheroes and academics, have been making a comeback. This was the first season that I saw Parisians wearing these little wonders en masse. As a whole, those who walked the boulevards—strolling or dabbling in some idle Paris shopping, perhaps—wore their capes quite conservatively.

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Paris Fashion: Seen on the Streets of Paris

It wouldn’t be nearly winter without a look at the beautiful coats that grace the streets of Paris—and what wonderful examples of Paris fashion these coats are. I am actually looking for my next perfect coat.

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

There are coats that you can make a style statement with and coats that just keep you warm. Now that the first day of spring has come and gone and the Paris shopping scene looks a little brighter, we Europeans know we still have to keep warm—but at least most of us won’t be bundled up in huge parkas. It is the coat that must make every outfit work and work with every outfit. Here’s a selection of pieces […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

Fashion is one of the first things I think of when I’m about to wander around the streets of Paris. “What will I wear today?” is a big question when there are so many artists of dressing and well-appointed Parisians walking around. But right now when I get outside the last thing I want to do is parade up and down the boulevards, and it’s not because I’m ashamed of my clothes; it’s because I’m really, really cold.

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

As we begin our warm-weather Paris shopping—and ask winter to kindly leave as we beg spring to spring—we have to admire the cold-weather ensembles that the ever-chic Parisians have put together in these frosty months. Here are a few of my favorites.

First, a romantic look in Pigalle that proves winter doesn’t have […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

There’s still a chill on the streets of Paris, but we all hope spring will take over the city and Paris fashion at any moment. Until then, women are keeping warm and looking fabulous in woolly hats.

From edgy black unembellished numbers to clouds of soft white wool and fur pom-poms, it is worth taking note of beauty and the beanie. From what I have seen, Parisians don’t tend to wear a lot of makeup, but when they do, Paris easily becomes one of the best cities for luxe understated looks.

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

I am in love with the variety of boots being strutted around the boulevards of Paris. Good boots are a weekend must for strolling around the markets by Ledru Rollin, going to brunch in Belleville or doing a little Paris shopping in le Marais.

With the changeable weather, ankle boots have been proving a hit come rain or shine. Some are beautifully embellished. Of the pairs I spotted, my favorite was cowboy influenced and embroidered with an explosion […]

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

There is something so right about wearing black in Paris. Maybe it’s about fitting in, but maybe there’s something about black that forces one to concentrate on silhouette and texture by eliminating color. I often come back from my street-style prowlings with many photographs of beautiful black-and-white ensembles that women out doing their Paris shopping have thrown together, but I can’t discuss black outfits in these posts every time, can I?

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Paris Shopping: Seen on the Streets of Paris

With its roots firmly planted in French culture (the headwear gets its name from Victorien Sardou’s character Fédora) you’d expect to see the fedora everywhere in Paris, and indeed I spotted a great many—but not on men. In our devotion to Paris shopping, we’ve borrowed every other item of clothing from “men’s” wardrobes, so it was inevitable that this hat would have its turn.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: Little Details and Fleeting Figures

There are interesting little details to be found everywhere in Paris. The backs of clothes and shoes can be the most intriguing, and indeed proved eye-catching on girls in the Palais de Tokyo, waiting to cross the street or stepping next to swinging shopping bags.

Sheer backs and cutouts made garments a little more special […]

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Paris style and streetwear: Metallics are sweeping the streets of Paris this fall.

Seen on the Streets of Paris: Metallics

Shining with the cool light that bounces off pale Parisian walls, the City of Light is a mine of burnished attire. I saw a full-pleated silver skirt and fell in love. It was simple but beautiful and a gorgeous way to wear metallics.

I began to notice gold and silver shoes glinting from the pavement […]

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: Fall Colors and Equestrian Flair

So the colors of the leaves on the trees are changing and, as I noticed, are being picked up by the outfits of those wandering the streets of Paris.

With tans and sun-streaked hair left over from summer, I always think it is the perfect time to wear fall colors […]

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: Jumpers Are Back!

Jumpers, once the territory of the 1980s and English royals, have been injected with style this season and are everywhere in Paris street fashion. Double-dip trend from the ’80s: a good idea? I think so!

From slouchy silhouettes and vintage numbers to geometric patterns and cut-away sleeves, the jumper has gone from naff to cool in the fickle fashion world.

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Seen on the Streets of Paris: Printed Trousers

For me, printed trousers always belonged to surfer communities and shoppers in market stalls on a busy tourist day, but the trend has gone mainstream over the last year. From skin-tight leggings to tailored trousers, prints clung to Parisian calves from day to night. Coquettish animal prints were worn casually throughout the day, appearing on smokers perched on steps and stylish women out doing their fall shopping.

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