Although autumn is an undoubtedly beautiful city, the cold can get too much. Winter is worse, sure, but there are some autumn breezes that you can probably live without. It does, however, make for a great reason to show off your style. Particularly your Parisian style! If you're in the French capital during this time of the year, you can dress up as fashionably as them to stay warm. And the best part is that they're pretty easy to do. During autumn, Parisians never let go of the trench coat, proudly sport turtlenecks, and always embrace the denim, all while looking so darn good!
Never Let Go of The Trench Coat
Even though the trench coat came from the British, the French made it into their own. Especially those who live in the French capital. Anyone who's into fashion knows that Parisian style has long regarded the trench coat as a must-have staple. The piece adds a feel of mystery to any look; as if you don't want anyone looking at you all while you grab their attention. According to late great haute couture
designer Yves Saint Laurent, you can even pair this usually utilitarian number with a silky evening gown and it will make your look even sexier.
Parisian style has always been as much about comfort as it is about looking fashionable. If you go to the streets of Paris, you'll notice that many locals go for oversized silhouettes. From large chunky knitwear to big jackets that look more like cocoons on them, they're not afraid to wear anything that's two or even three sizes bigger. And there's no better season for this than autumn! Imagine exploring all the other districts of Paris
in a big white shirt. Not only will you feel warm and cozy, but you'll be absolutely chic too!
Go Sexy with A Turtleneck
For the French, covering yourself up is just as sexy as exposing your skin. In fact, they might even prefer the former! It's what you don't show that will draw people in, hoping to eventually get a peek at what you're hiding. Still, even if you cover every part of your body—which is perfect for the cool autumn weather—you can always give a little tease. And for this, there's one Paris wardrobe staple
you can rely on—the skin-tight turtleneck. Though your entire torso is covered up, the fit exposes all the wonderful curves of your body just right!
Embrace The Denim
Let's talk about textiles now. For that cool autumn temperature, your clothes' material matters. There's denim, for instance, which will never go out of style. For autumn and winter, a head-to-toe denim look would work. A cool and trendy bucket hat, an oversized jacket, and a pair of boyfriend jeans—what a look, right? Parisians never shied away from the monochromatic look and doing it with denim feels right for this cold season. Fortunately, there are a lot of French denim brands
out there that can help you complete this look. Some of them are even affordable too!
Add A Little Tweed
If you want to go a little classier with your textile, then choose tweed. Thanks to Coco Chanel
and her iconic suit, tweed has become a go-to fabric for any Parisian. A tweed jacket adds a tinge of sophistication to any look, even if you're pairing it with sexy denim hotpants. Having it made into an entire ensemble makes for a perfect outfit for work too. Perhaps even for a wedding as well! In any case, the good thing about tweed is that it's a thick and sturdy material. It will keep you warm as you stroll the streets of Paris amidst the autumn breezes.
Level Up with Leather
According to the autumn 2022 trends
from Paris Fashion Week
, leather is bound to be big this season. Designer brands like Celine, Louis Vuitton, and Chloé all featured such sumptuous leathers in their shows. Whether it was a cool motorcycle jacket or a chic long coat, Parisians are gonna be sporting this material all season long. Is it sustainable and ethical? Admittedly, it's not. But if your morals are stopping you from getting into it, you can always go for vegan leather instead. It looks just as nice and, more importantly, just as warm too!
Bring On The Boots
Now, let's talk footwear! Parisian style only really favors one specific type of footwear above all else—boots! It ticks the leather trend that's bound to be big this season but you can also get in other great materials too. And though it's quite a specific-looking choice for footwear, it pairs well with many wardrobe choices! A pair of jeans? Cool and fresh! Culottes? So cosmopolitan! A midi-skirt? Chic and slightly bohemian. A floor-length gown? Sexy with a hint of danger. Boots are surprisingly versatile, as is the effortless elegance of Parisian style.
Don't Forget The Chapeau
And for a cherry on top, why not add a chapeau
? Admittedly, hats have become passé since the 90s but many style stars are bringing them back. And just like a pair of boots, they're also versatile. Or rather, diverse since there are many kinds of chapeau
that you can choose. There's the stereotypical beret, a Parisian-style classic. Or its less cliche cousin, the newsboy cap. There's the beanie, which is more youthful and a little bit rebellious. As well as the baseball cap, a sporty element to an otherwise cosmopolitan outfit. Any of these will easily elevate your look!
Parisian style isn't just about looking effortlessly cool. You can also stay warm and cozy during autumn, especially if you're in the French capital yourself! Looking and feeling good is what Parisian style is all about, after all.