• What men wear in Paris

    How to Dress Like a Parisian Man

    Whether you’re going abroad for a while or just looking to bring a bit of French style into your own wardrobe, everyone wants to know how to dress like a Parisian.

    But men have it particularly hard.

    While there’s an entire library of advice for women, the few male fashion guides out there make things even MORE vague (what exactly does “dressing nicer” mean?). If you’re just looking for a straightforward introduction to men’s fashion in Paris, this is the guide for you.

    And if you need an even more simplistic approach to dressing like a Parisian (we get it – words are hard – ain’t nobody got time for that), make sure you check out our visual everyday outfit cheat sheet at the end of the post.
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    Everyday {Parisian} Uniform

    Before the release of their spring silk and shirts collection, Everlane asked Instagram to share photos of an everyday uniform.

    Both collections stem from the idea of an everyday uniform. We believe everyone has one.

    It got me thinking about the everyday Parisian uniform and its essential pieces. Browsing some shots of Emanuelle Alt and Paris street fashion, it’s not so hard to see a trend.
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    How To Do Your Makeup Like A French Girl

    “I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” – Coco Chanel

    The French invented Sephora, but don’t be deceived – most of the product on a French girl is not really makeup at all. A French woman adores her skin care, uses makeup to smooth her coloring and give her a natural glow, but she wouldn’t be caught dead in wild eyeshadows or heavy bronzers.
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    Mark Your Calendars: 3 Things I’m Excited About

    Sometimes you can’t wait until after something has happened to write about it. There are some events SO exciting that they need their own pre-post – a rumbling before the incoming earthquake of earth-shattering awesome.

    Here are 3 things on the horizon that have me prancing about like a school girl:
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    Closet Transitions: Winter to Spring

    This is one of my favorite times of the year. We still have the coziness of Winter and a fresh, bright Spring is on the horizon. Days are getting longer and after cleaning out last year’s closet, my wardrobe is in a lovely transition.

    My big, burly coats are going back into storage but my comfy sweaters and wool blazers still get to play. I try to brighten up a darker winter wardrobe with fresh whites and sun-kissed pinks. Warm cognacs offset winter grays.
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    6 Tips to Organize Your Closet the Parisian Way

    It’s not quite Spring, but it just feels like the right time for cleaning. Parisians are MASTERS of the closet clean-out. When your apartment is the size of a closet, your closet is well… very small. You have to be very careful about what stays and what goes.

    Here are a few tips from my Parisian friends on how they keep their closets efficient and tidy:
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    Dress Like A Parisian: Navy Cashmere Sweater

    Great artists steal and great dressers steal from Ines de la Fressange, the deity of French street style.
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    Happy 130th Birthday, Coco Chanel!

    French fashion icon and pioneering female entrepreneur, Coco Chanel, turns 130 today.

    “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
    ― Coco Chanel

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    Is A French Manicure Actually French?

    After getting such great feedback on my piece about French stripes, I thought I’d do some more fashion history breakdown for you guys — this time, on the French manicure misnomer.
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    7 Tips for Effortless French Style

    Effortless style is not often intuitive, but when done right, it is the pinnacle of French fashion. Here are 7 tips from my favorite Parisian fashion guru, Ines de la Fressange:
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