Ten Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

Inès de la Fressange’s book “Parisian Chic” has amazing advice on Parisian fashion. If you didnt know who she is, Inès was the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house Chanel, muse to designers like Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s. “You don’t need to be born in Paris to have Parisian style”, she declares on the first page.  Here is an adorable illustration about her rules.

Inès de la Fressange’s
Ten Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

10: Jeans with gem-encrusted sandals
(not sneakers)
9: A pencil skirt with ballet flats
(not with heels)
8: A sequined sweater with men’s trousers
(not with a skirt)
7: A diamond necklace with a denim shirt, during the day
(and not with a black dress at night)
6: Loafers with shorts … and even with socks
(not with long slacks and no socks)
5: An evening dress with ultra-plain, open-toed sandals
(not with the gem-encrusted evening variety)
4: A pearl necklace with a rock ‘n roll T-shirt
(not with a simple shift dress)
3: A chiffon print dress with battered biker boots
(not with brand-new ballet flats)
2: A tux jacket with sneakers
(not femme fatale stilettos)
1: An evening dress with a straw handbag
(not with a gold clutch)