October 16, 2016

How to be Parisian

By In fashion

How does one define Parisian style? Simple? Tailored? Effortless? Desaturated? Regardless of which specific definition, any of the above descriptions are like music to my ears. My recent trip to Paris coincided with Fashion Week, and whilst my main priority was to be shooting street style and model portraits, I wanted to fit in with those clear Parisian street style stars who were encompassed in style and individuality.

After observing the outfits of fashionistas arriving to shows, I’ve come to the conclusion that when it comes to Fashion Week, less is often more. The denim jean trend of today is highly apparent amongst arrivals to shows, many of whom pair the casual pant with a statement shoe, block coloured top, or a dressy blazer. This look is undoubtedly inspired by the Parisians, who have long been known to style simple but polished combinations of jeans, tailored trousers, light jackets, striped clothing, and the occasional beret, to name a few. Take model and muse Caroline de Maigret for example, who is renowned for her effortlessly fashionable French allure. She calls the most essential piece in her wardrobe a pair of blue jeans, highlighting the importance of essential pieces in continually defining style. The appeal of the Parisian girl is that she looks so effortless, and is not controlled by the trends of a particular season. Rather, she is influenced by the classic pieces of history.

I took inspiration from this idea in one of my outfits during my trip to Paris, feeling at ease with the top fashionistas surrounding me, but also with the renowned Parisian fashion culture. I styled my favourite pair of blue bell-bottom jeans with a plain black bodysuit, and used my blazer as the subtle statement piece of my look. I purchased it from Topshop a few months ago, as I knew it would be a piece in my wardrobe which I would long wear and which would continue to remain in style, just as those Parisian-girl pieces do. The beginning of October signalled the need for a new pair of boots for the cold seasons ahead, so I opted for these lovely leather, Gucci-style boots, again from Topshop (please excuse the dusty state of them here; prior to taking these photos, I’d been running around the Tuileries Gardens shooting arrivals to Elie Saab!). Alongside a little black bag in one hand and a flat white coffee in the other, I was in full French swing and ready to stroll the streets of Paris in harmony with the aura of Fashion Week.

During my trip to Paris I visited the beautiful Palais-Royal for the first time, which is now one of my favourite locations in the French capital, and where many of the photos below were taken. Complimented by beautiful botanical gardens and encircled with shops, restaurants and cafés, the entire location feels completely magnificent and elegant, yet also peaceful, in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the Louvre just minutes away. Café Kitsuné was a winner for me, offering a nice authentic coffee, served by nice people, in the nicest location. I also stumbled upon the most exquisite vintage store owned by Gabrielle Geppert, offering a tremendously stylish interior filled with old Chanel jackets and striking high fashion pieces! Both places are a must to visit if you’re in Paris!

Let me know your thoughts on this week’s look in the comments box below! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.
Faye .x

Blazer: Topshop

Jeans: Zara

Boots: Topshop

Bodysuit: Pretty Little Thing

Shades: Spitalfields Market, London

~ xxx ~
86 Comments
  1. Dana Nicola October 16, 2016

    I think youve pretty much nailed it, you look so fab Faye! x

    Dana | fashiondew.co.uk

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  2. Jennifer L October 16, 2016

    Such a great outfit! Perfectly styled!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

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  3. Simera H October 17, 2016

    Fabulous outfit! Great pictures too.
    Beautetude

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  4. Yiotou_La October 17, 2016

    Lovely outfit! I would say that the parisian style is simple yet elegant and 'airy'!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  5. Zunera Serena October 17, 2016

    such an amazing outfit

    Zunera-Serena.com

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  6. So Alice October 17, 2016

    wonderful photos, you look gorgeous in this outfit 🙂

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  7. Violette Daily October 17, 2016

    Cute post and beautiful photos! As a Parisian I can tell you that less is more is the best!

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  8. Marie Ebelt October 17, 2016

    Gorgeous Outfit and amazing photos ! You looks so fabulous.
    Many kisses
    Marie

    http://www.whatiwearinlondon.com

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  9. Mira Tolvanen October 17, 2016
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  10. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you so much Dana! .x

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  11. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Ahh thanks so much Jennifer, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  12. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you Simera! .x

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  13. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks lovely, I completely agree! Have a wonderful day .xx

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  14. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks Zunera, I'm happy you like it! .x

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  15. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you lovely, so glad you like the photos! .x

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  16. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Ahh thanks Violette, I appreciate your thoughts as a Parisian!! Have a lovely day .x

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  17. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you very much Marie! .xx

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  18. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks Mira! .x

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  19. James Benita October 17, 2016

    Lovely outfit and amazing pictures.

    xx
    http://www.thestylefanatic.com/

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  20. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks so much lovely! .x

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  21. Rach DiMare October 17, 2016

    You definitely nailed the Parisan style! I do agree that less is more. Love this look!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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  22. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you so much Rach, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  23. jodie filogomo October 17, 2016

    Great look Faye!
    Not only wearing jeans—but modern, instyle jeans make such a difference!
    Love the jacket too!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  24. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Ahh thanks Jodie! I definitely agree! Have a wonderful week .xx

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  25. tr3ndygirl fashion blog October 17, 2016

    dear Faye your look very glam and stylish
    I'd love to know your opinion on my NEW BEAUTY REVIEW
    have an happy day
    kiss —> tr3ndygirl fashion & beauty blogger <—

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  26. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you lovely, that's so nice of you! I'll check it out, have a wonderful day! .x

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  27. Diana Cloudlet October 17, 2016

    Darling, I'm in love with this post!
    Can't wait to see the new one!

    Diana Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com

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  28. Kelsey Bang October 17, 2016

    I want this whole look! loving that blazer! so chic!

    kelseybang.com

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  29. Emma October 17, 2016

    You are beyond gorgeous! I love your website so much.

    Emma | Fashion Photographer and Model | emmanmh.com

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  31. Whitney Damrau October 17, 2016

    Parisian style is one of my favorites. I love your look, so put together and chic.

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  32. Charlotte October 17, 2016

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos:)

    x
    http://charlottesjusdal.com

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  33. Izabela Nair October 17, 2016

    You nailed the Parisian look. You look amazing.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  34. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks Diana, I'm glad you like it! .x

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  35. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Ahh thank you Kelsey!! .x

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  36. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    That's so nice of you to say Emma, thanks so much! .x

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  37. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    I agree Whitney; it's so chic! Thank you very much! .x

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  38. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thanks Charlotte! .x

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  39. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you very much Izabela, I'm so glad you think so! .x

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  40. Sabina October 17, 2016

    Lovely look – I love the simplicity! Very chic and indeed very Parisian! 🙂

    Sabina | http://www.IveGotSunshine.com

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  41. Faye Fearon October 17, 2016

    Thank you so much Sabina! Have a wonderful day .xx

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  42. Anett B October 17, 2016

    This look is really cool and so unique! I love the makeup, too!

    Bella Pummarola

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  43. Milex xxx October 18, 2016

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  44. Maryam Nia October 18, 2016

    You look fantastic! Love looking through your pictures!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

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  45. Lígia Peixoto October 18, 2016

    You look amazing 🙂 You are very pretty! xoxo

    lifestyleandcompany.blogspot.pt

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  46. Faye Fearon October 18, 2016

    Thank you so much Annett, I'm so glad you like it! .x

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  47. Faye Fearon October 18, 2016

    Thank you! .x

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  48. Faye Fearon October 18, 2016

    Thanks so much Maryam! .xx

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  49. Faye Fearon October 18, 2016

    That's so nice of you Lígia, thanks so much! .xx

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  50. Jalisa Giron October 18, 2016

    Wow, these photos are beautiful, girlie, and so are YOU! I adore your outfit and how you've styled those jeans in such a stylish and very Parisian way! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having the most amazing start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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  51. Anouk October 18, 2016

    I absolutely love this style! Fabulous styling with a retro touch.

    LUXESSED

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  52. Mica T October 18, 2016

    Lovely outfit! I like the navy and black together and that blazer is a real classic 🙂

    Hope you're having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  53. Gabrielle October 19, 2016

    There's something indescribably perfect about Parisian style, I agree! There's a nonchalance and effortless beauty about it. I love this look on you by the way, especially the jacket 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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  54. Dressed With Soul October 19, 2016

    I really like this outfit in Parisian style – so chic!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  56. Yuliya at Yukova Blog October 19, 2016

    You look so chic, true Parisian girl xxx
    5 ways to relax after a stresful day at work

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  57. theonethattravels October 19, 2016

    You pretty much nailed it, like a original parisian
    Great photos though
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  58. Art ThisIsArt October 19, 2016

    Ooh you look great!
    I've been to Paris this summer and it is such a gorgeous city <3

    Ilona
    http://www.artthisisart.com

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  59. Siffat Haider October 19, 2016

    So you definitely nailed it. I was just in Paris 2 days back, and you definitely look like each and every one of the effortlessly cool girls I saw on the streets everyday!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  60. PLAYING WITH APPAREL October 20, 2016

    Oh my you are chic, I need to raid your closet

    Filipa xxx
    PlayingWithApparel.com | Instagram

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  61. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Thanks so much for your comment Jalisa! So glad you like the outfit, have a wonderful day! .xx

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  62. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Thank you lovely!! .x

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  63. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Thank you very much Mica, I'm glad you think so! Have a great day .x

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  64. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    I'm glad you agree Gabrielle! Thank you so much! .x

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  65. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Thanks so much Rena!! .x

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  66. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    That's so nice of you Yuliya, thank you! .x

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  67. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Ahh thanks lovely, I'm glad you think so! .x

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  68. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Thanks Ilona! I'm glad you liked it, it's such a beautiful city! .x

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  69. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Ahh thanks so much for your comment Siffat, I'm so glad you think that! Hope you enjoyed your time there! .x

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  70. Faye Fearon October 20, 2016

    Haha thanks Filipa! .xx

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  71. Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture October 20, 2016

    Wow babe super chic look! Especially loving your cropped flares! J'adore!

    Xx- Julie

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  72. Doused In Pink October 22, 2016

    Love this chic look on you! Those boots are fabulous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  73. Aditi October 22, 2016

    Faye you look absolutely stunning, so chic. love the whole look, the straight fit jeans and the jacket and those boots!! and i think your blunt fringe and makeup ties in everything perfectly. plus what a gorgeous backdrop *starry-eyed*

    Aditi | https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com

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  74. Andrea October 23, 2016

    Fabulous outfit! You look amazing! And your backdrops are of course amazing, too!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  75. Faye Fearon October 25, 2016

    Thank you so much Julie! .xx

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  76. Faye Fearon October 25, 2016

    Ahh thanks Jill! .x

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  77. Faye Fearon October 25, 2016

    Thank you so much Aditi, so glad you like the outfit and photos! Have a wonderful day .x

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  78. Faye Fearon October 25, 2016

    Thank you very much Andrea! .x

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  79. Amely Rose October 27, 2016

    Thanks so much for the comment on my latest post
    it means so much to be and Iwanted to say THANK YOU in a more personal way.
    you are amazing.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  80. Aditi Oberoi Malhotra October 31, 2016

    Flawless look, babe! I really love those shoes!
    Adi xx
    fancycorrectitude.com
    instagram.com/fancycorrectitude

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  81. Georgina Hart November 8, 2016

    This look is stunning! I love it it looks so effortless! The shoes are to dies for!!
    Love Gigi
    xoxo
    http://www.georginahart.co.uk

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  82. Faye Fearon November 8, 2016

    You're welcome Amely! .x

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  83. Faye Fearon November 8, 2016

    Thanks so much Adi! .xx

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  84. Faye Fearon November 8, 2016

    Thank you so much Gigi, I'm so glad you like it! .xx

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