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5 Steps to Parisian Effortless Elegance + $500 Target Giveaway

Want to channel your inner French women? Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Want to channel your inner French women? Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Want to channel your inner French women? Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Want to channel your inner French women? Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Let's be honest French women know how to dress elegant without overdoing it. Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Let's be honest French women know how to dress elegant without overdoing it. Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Let's be honest French women know how to dress elegant without overdoing it. Curious how to dress with Parisian effortless elegance? Click here!

Photography by Renee Farias Foto

My outfit details: c/o ba&sh sweatshirt (similar here), c/o A’GACI faux leather pencil skirt (similar here), Chanel bowler bag, and Vince Camuto heels.

French women know how to dress elegant without overdoing it. This is mystifying to me because I love everything in excess. When it comes to fashion I love bright colors and big accessories. But, you know sometimes if not most times, less is always more. French women exude an effortless sense of style that I admire. I am finding this minimalist approach to fashion to be satisfying and a perfect match for my busy lifestyle. Here are five steps to Parisian effortless elegance that will help you obtain that Parisian je ne sais quoi!

5 Steps to Parisian Effortless Elegance

  • Chose staples over trends. Select pieces that suit your body type and is tailored well. They may seem boring to some, but these staple pieces paired well with any seasonal piece and really help you stand out.
  • Save money and buy quality. Don’t get me wrong I love a good bargain and sales excite me, but there are times you shouldn’t settle. When you invest in a higher quality item, you will continue to use it year after year.
  • Simply your closet. Don’t let your closet overwhelm you. Clear it of pieces that no longer serve you. When you walk into your closet, let your pieces inspire you, not overwhelm you. This will help you choose a look that will amplify the end result effortlessly.
  • Understated vs Loud. There is beauty in choosing a garment that has a subtly to it. Don’t let the your clothes wear you; but, rather let yourself shine in your clothes.
  • The perfect blend of high and low. Not everything in your wardrobe needs to be high-end. Along with your staple wardrobe pieces incorporate fun seasonal pieces to add personality to your look.

Allow your clothes to be the perfect backdrop for your personality, beauty, and vibe. These are the qualities about us we want to shine. Sticking to the basics, putting effort into what you wear (quality and fit) and finding what works and wearing it regularly will help you nail that Parisian effortless elegance.

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34 Comments

  1. Helena Marz
    April 16, 2018 / 11:39 am

    I agree with it all especially with saving money on a good quality item that can last you a long time. I love your skirt and the colour is so rich❤️

    • April 16, 2018 / 11:49 am

      Thank you so much! I love my Chanel bag that we saved for and look forward to getting another designer bag! I am obsessed!

  2. April 16, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    There is really something about Parisian style, they seem to just shine with it. I definitely think that sometimes saving and buying something amazing is a good thing to do as it lasts so long.

    • April 17, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Hi Sarah! You said it perfectly! Thank you for leaving a comment!

  3. Kristi Ann
    April 16, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! I LOVE Target!! And I could easily spend $500 there!!

    • April 17, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Hi Kristi ANN~ Target is a fun and dangerous place for me too!

  4. April 16, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    I love how simple yet chic Parisian fashion is. They choose classic pieces over trendy ones which is definitely something that I prefer. It’s good to simplify your closet as well. Great tips and I love your outfit!

  5. Stephanie Pass
    April 16, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway. Who doesn’t love Target? I just love the color of that skirt!

    • April 17, 2018 / 3:39 pm

      Hi Stephanie! I wasn’t so sure of the color of the skirt when I originally got it but I love it now! #oxbloodred

  6. HomeJobsbyMOM
    April 17, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I really love the look of those heels but sadly I’d probably kill myself trying to walk in them. I still haven’t mastered that skill LOL

    • April 17, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      LOL! It is an art to walk in heels though high! It is so fun to dress up once in a while! xo

  7. Reesa Lewandowski
    April 17, 2018 / 11:16 am

    Loving this look! It’s not something I could pull off though! Great giveaway too!

    • April 17, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much! I would love to see your take on Parisian style! xo

  8. Adaleta Avdic
    April 17, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    Oh I love that bag! It’s so unique.

  9. April 17, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Evelyn! I agree all the way – the tips feel so natural! xo

  10. April 17, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Hi AnnMarie! I am so glad you found my tips inspirational! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Athena Nagel
    April 17, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    This is a gorgeous outfit. I don’t know that I would have ever thought to pair them together. Of course I am not a fashion smart person. You look great.

  12. April 17, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I spent my teens buying cheap clothes and then figured out they just don’t last. I love the pieces you’ve selected to show off a Parisian look and love knowing they’ll be around for years to come.

  13. OurMiniFamily
    April 17, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    You are seriously just the prettiest!!! And i adore that outfit–looks great on you. I need that skirt too!

  14. April 17, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    Great advice. I love the idea of mixing high end with more affordable pieces. I like to invest in classics that will last. I also don’t always follow the trends because like you said, “don’t let the clothes wear you.”

  15. Our Family World
    April 18, 2018 / 12:42 am

    I never did follow fashion trends. Since I was young, I always bought staple clothing. I found it more practical that way. I love your advice of mixing classic and designer items. That’s a good one. I will have to put that into practice the next time I shop for clothes.

  16. Nicole Lier
    April 18, 2018 / 5:14 am

    Great tips! The Parisian style is so beautiful, I absolutely love the effortless way they make their outfits look!! Love your skirt btw!!

  17. Ruth I.
    April 18, 2018 / 7:55 am

    I love your over all look. It has a sense of balance that really looks chic.

  18. Zwitsy
    April 18, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I love your outfit! I like how you’re nailing pencil skirt with that sweatshirt. One word, elegant. Indeed!

  19. fashion-mommy
    April 18, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    I love how you have styled this sweatshirt, it look so great with the skirt and heels, rather than the obvious choice, jeans.

  20. April 18, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    All looks amazing. Very stylish indeed. And oh, great giveaway too! Good luck to all entrants.

  21. Pentene
    April 18, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Totally agree! Great tips babe. I think this sweatshirt would also look fabulous tucked in. I’m creating a visual in my mind, lol.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

  22. April 18, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    Definitely agree with those tips. I’m more of an understated dresser myself and prefer stocking up on staples rather than following trends.

  23. April 20, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I love how you managed to turn a sweatshirt into the most stylish item ever. So cute!!

    Xo
    Jenny
    Thesensibleshopaholic.com

  24. Natasha Smith
    April 26, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I totally agree with staples over trends, although I will purchase something trendy here and there. Love this look, especially the skirt and a great giveaway!

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