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Style Advisor: How To Accessorise Like A Parisian

Style Advisor: How To Accessorise Like A Parisian

French women are celebrated the world over for their timeless individualism and appreciation for beautiful things. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the city’s streets during Couture week, when the world’s most stylish femmes flock to the capital for their Haute fix. This season was no different, and we've been fantasising about monochromatic colour schemes and super-luxe accessories ever since. Emulate the effortless style synonymous with the Paris fashion set with our guide to Parisian dressing.

CLASSIC STILETTOES

Iconic and chic, black leather pumps are a Parisian wardrobe essential. Valentino’s version combine classic glamour with rock ‘n’ roll accents, embodying the sleek conservatism and romance that typifies the Paris look. Keep it monochrome á la film noir with a white drape sleeve dress.

RIVE GAUCHE HANDBAGS

The city of love has us lusting after romantic styles with a gothic edge. Dolce & Gabbana’s black, rose printed dress with a subtle Victoriana silhouette fulfils our seductive ambitions. Wear with sweeter-than-sweet pink patent pumps and the ultimate in Rive Gauche accessorising – a Saint Laurent Kate bag. Sleek shades compulsory.

CHIC TEXTURES

Whilst Parisians may be known for their monochromatic wardrobes, the modern French woman knows how to balance colour and textures, too. Gucci’s fur-lined loafers are the perfect way to accessories in a chic and playful way. Elongate your silhouette in Victoria by Victoria Beckham’s Ailotte trousers, and introduce some colour with Gucci’s electric blue, velvet bag.

ICONIC POCHETTE

French women hold their lovers dear, but their Saint Laurent pochettes and their leather jackets dearer. The most treasured items in any stylish woman’s collection, their versatility cannot be overlooked. Team a cropped biker by Saint Laurent with a wide midi skirt and killer boots complete with feminine ties and a snakeskin heel. Et Voilà.