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The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter

December 30, 2020
It's finally winter in Paris! All of the iconic monuments, the beautiful arrondissements, the stunning avenues, the charming cobblestone streets, and more are covered in snow. The French capital is transformed into a winter wonderland and it's one of the most breathtaking sights you'll ever see! However, before you go outside and see all of them, you have to make sure that you're appropriately dressed, You don't want to freeze to death, do you? Of course not! And seeing as Paris is the fashion capital of the world, there are style staples Parisians always wear for the season. Here are a few of them.
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter


Staying Warm in Neutrals

In terms of color, save the eye-popping neons and the attention-grabbing jewel tones for the holiday parties. When the holiday season is through and you're back to your daily routine but winter is just beginning, you ought to focus on neutrals instead. The likes of camel, beige, gray, and, of course, black & white, are signatures in a Parisian's wardrobe. The main reason is that these colors can never go wrong. They're as classic as can be, and in a season where functionality should take precedence, you can always rely on neutrals to look chic while you stay warm!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Maximize Your Outerwear

Speaking of functionality, great outerwear for winter goes a long way. Especially if they're oversized. Think cocoon coats in such chic yet dominating silhouettes. Floor-length trenches that are as dramatic as can be! You might want to dip into sportswear for the winter season as well! In the past few years, streetwear, of which sportswear has become a huge part, became the biggest trend in Paris and the rest of the world. And at this time, puffer coats became the it-garment for winter-wear. Not only will it guarantee your warmth, but you'll also still look on-trend with it on as well!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Turtleneck With A Trench Coat

But when you get right down to it, a good trench coat is always a Parisian must for any chic wardrobe. It's a Paris style staple that's versatile, classic, yet modern at the same time. In fact, there are even times in which Parisians also wear their trench coats during spring! And for winter, when you pair it with a turtleneck, it becomes even chicer! Just add in a big pair of sunglasses and you'll instantly look like Catherine Deneuve in 'Belle Du Jour,' which, to this day, remains a favorite fashion Paris film. Who wouldn't want to look like a Parisian and a movie star at the same time?
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Looking Twee in Tweed

A classic tweed suit will never do you wrong during winter! You can thank Chanel for that! One of the leading Paris fashion brands to this day, the world-renowned maison made the traditionally English material into a quintessential part of French fashion. There's probably no one in the world who doesn't know what a Chanel suit or jacket looks like. And even if you can't afford the real thing? There are plenty of versions of other labels and stores offer that look just as chic. They're great for elevating casual outfits to look more sophisticated. And, of course, it's a warm material to wear!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Some Fun with (Faux) Fur

While fur isn't exactly the politically correct thing to wear these days, Parisians still live by them during winter. They're chic, comfortable, warm, and classic. A unique combination of functionality and fabulosity that the most fashionable people in the French capital simply adore. But in order to avoid incurring the wrath of environmental activists on the street, go for faux fur instead! It can line a jacket, an adorable muff for your hands, or a full-on faux fur coat that looks straight out of the 1940s. Whichever you go for, rest assured you'll look glamorous whilst staying warm in Paris!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Jeans Never Go Out of Style

They're perfect for spring. They're perfect for autumn, And, of course, they're perfect for winter! A pair of jeans is one of the most versatile Paris style staples out there. It pairs well with sorts of other styles, it's completely comfortable (and warm during winter!), and it's completely affordable. You can shop for all sorts of pairs of jeans and your clothing costs still wouldn't have made that big of a dent in your bank account. As for the cut, Parisian women always go for skinny jeans. Simple yet sophisticated, the chicest ones can go from day to night and still look fabulous in them!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Cozy Knitwear Indoors

Of course, you still need something to wear at home, right? Well, for a Parisian's code of style, especially during winter, knitwear is always the answer! Be it a nice big sweater that can almost double as a dress. Or a well-made cashmere cardigan fits just right. Or even something as stereotypical as a knitted beret! There are countless ways you can don knitwear during winter that's different, chic, and at times, even quirky! The best part is that this sort of leisurewear is and has always been the most comfortable. When you can look fashionable at the same time, that's a big win right there!
The Parisian Way to Dress Up for Winter
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Even in the coldest of winters, Parisians can still end up look as chic, as elegant, and as fabulous as ever! If you want to follow their codes of style, you ought to know what they wear during this part of the year! You'd be surprised by what put on!

Would all of these winter styles fit in your closet in Paris? Only if you're staying in a luxury home, it will!




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