If you’re planning a trip to the City of Love (or even dreaming about one) then this post will provide some inspiration for your outfits to create a romantic, chic, and gorgeous look that is just as unique as it is classic. The best part about these outfits is that they can be affordable with proper planning and through the use of “centerpiece items”- those absolutely gorgeous pieces that are the focal point of any outfit, whether it’s a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes or a stunning Chanel scarf, or even a dreamy little black Dior dress made of tulle ruffles:). With one of these pieces, you can easily create several different outfits that each tell a different story yet look just as fashionable as the next.
When in Paris, remember to dress in mainly neutrals, including black (you can never have enough!) white, beige and ivory. Navy is also a suitable color that isn’t obnoxious. This is what creates the ‘chicness’ of the outfit, the “I don’t need to scream out for attention” statement. Next, you add a subtle pop of color (where the Chanel scarf comes in) with accessories like jewelry, hair accessories, scarves and footwear. This formula creates the perfect balance between simplicity and uniqueness.
Paris Outfit #1: A Black Ruffle Tulle Dress
Because in Paris you can never have too much black, too much tulle or too much glamor. This little black dress from Dior was featured in the Miss Dior Cherie campaign and is the epitome of a outfit in it’s own. Whatever you wear with this will probably look good! But we recommend some black lacy heels and a chic, dressy clutch with light pink accents.
Paris Outfit #2: A Pop of Fuchsia on Black and White
In this outfit, the centerpiece is a bright fuchsia pair of Christian Louboutin pumps (Prorata 90mm, $735, ChristianLouboutin.com). The only other pop of color is a subtle Florentine Fuchsia Enamel Bangle by Isharya (€ 74.40, Pret-A-Beaute.com). The rest of the outfit is black and white: a white chiffon dress (BCBG.com, $388.00), a gorgeous black handbag (Nico, MattAndNat.com, $175) and a Valentino silk square scarf (Forzieri.com, $289)
Paris Outfit #3: Soft Pink and Navy Blue with Ivory Accents
This outfit plays on a palate of soft pink, navy blue and ivory. It starts with a light pink Chanel silk scarf (Ebay) and is accented with a navy jacket (Smythe, NetAPorter.com, $585) and navy flats (Tory Burch, Net-A-Porter, $225). Neutral hues of ivory are added with a ruffle top (Milly, Net-A-Porter, $295) and a faux leather bag by Stella McCartney (Net-A-Porter, $1125).
Paris Outfit #4: Black and White and Delicate Tulle
It all starts with one little tulle skirt, from Ouma on Etsy.com ($160, Etsy). All you need now is to complete the outfit with basics, like a silk cami (J Crew, $55) in off-white, a lavish black and white necklace (White House Black Market, $55) and some delicate ballet flats in black (CrideCoeur.com, $100, LOVE THESE!). Complete the look with a poof of black tulle on a headband (CynthiaRowley.com, $90).
Paris Outfit #5: Pops of Red and Ruffles Galore!
This ultra romantic look has it all: ruffles, bows, a whimsy scarf and bold red hues. The dress is handmade from silk by KelseyGenna of Etsy ($480, Etsy). Oh and the shoes! By Valentino ($645, Bergdorf Goodman). Paint your nails in a matching hue by Chanel (Red No. 207, $20, Izzysbeautyshoppe.com). A black scarf (Ebay, $4.95) ties it all together, hehe. And yes, it is really only $4.95! And because you never know when it will pour, always carry this lovely umbrella with you (which will match all 5 outfits!) by Echo (Zappos.com, $35).