A Parisian Inspired Summer Lookbook
Paris is the fashion capital of the world, so why not take inspiration for the summer fashion trends from the country that does it best? Paris fashion is sleek and classic, utilizing staple items in your wardrobe. Today, we have created the perfect Parisian lookbook to dress to impress this summer season. Read on to find out how to create your Parisian summer wardrobe with key fashion staples!
Summer Wardrobe Staples for an Effortless Parisian Inspired Look
Start with a Neutral Palette
A neutral palette that is sleek and classic is the root of this summer staples lookbook. By keeping our wardrobe colors neutral, we can easily mix and match tops and bottoms. Beyond the versatility a neutral palette creates, keeping your wardrobe neutral can make any outfit look well thought-out and fashionable because of the ease of the color and style combinations. We are looking for practical yet tailored and timeless pieces.
Go for Easy & Light Fabrics & Patterns
When it comes to Parisian-inspired summer wardrobe staples, we want to consider the types of fabrics we are styling as well. Easy and light fabrics that can be dressed up or down are key. Cotton and linen are two great options that create a sense of effortless style that is perfect for various occasions this summer. Remember, any outfit can be transformed with the addition of jewelry, so don’t count out the classic fabrics. SaksFifthAvenue and Nordstrom carry a fantastic selection of linen pieces. The Brunello Cucinelli linen midi dress and Akris square neck linen & wool dress are both perfect for a casual summer day walking around the city of Paris.
Glam Up With Jewelry
We just read that jewelry can be a transformational piece of your wardrobe, so it is essential to have a good selection of jewelry to choose from. To stick with the sleek and classic look, silver or gold is a great place to start when choosing accessories. We have shared a few of our personal favorites from Cast Jewelry that just emanate Parisian summer! Add a gold bracelet to draw attention to the gorgeous detail you added to your wrist. Compliment the bracelet with a pair of gold earrings to match and tie the whole look together with one sweep of the eyes.
Layering is an aspect of fashion that is too often forgotten, especially in the summer season. Though it may be hot during the peak of the day, come evening, you’ll be wanting a light sweater or shirt to throw over your shoulders. A cream cardigan or crisp long-sleeve button-down top are both great options to layer over a simple dress or even a tank top and shorts combination. For a more structured layering option, try adding an oversized blazer. Workwear can be taken on the streets too! We love to layer with blazers from The Frankie Shop and, of course, SaksFifthAvenue’s curation. These are a must-have addition to the summer lookbook.
The Perfect Summer Shoe
There is such a variety when it comes to summer shoes. A pair of nude heels and sandals are essentials to have in your wardrobe to style with dresses, jeans, trousers, shorts, and more! Add a bit of flair to your shoes to elevate the classic outfit with an addition of gold details like these Fendi sandals or a small pop of color with the Hermes Bleu Pinède sandals. Keep shopping for the perfect shoes with this article to see our picks for the must-have sexy sandals for the summer season!
Accessories Are a Neutral Look Must
Accessories are the perfect way to add a unique touch to each look when styling a neutral look. Sunglasses, purses, and headpieces are all amazing ways to add a different flair to each look you style. Small shoulder purses are all the rage right now, and the MASIE buntal fiber and calf leather purse from My Object of Desire is a stunning new detail for any summer look. What pairs better with a summer purse than sunglasses? Nothing! Audrey Hepburn is the queen of sleek and classic style, especially with her iconic sunglasses, so it’s no surprise that we would look to her for inspiration. Check out this article for our guide to getting the Audrey Hepburn sunglasses to complete your summer lookbook. These Gucci sunglasses are checking every box for our summer Parisian lookbook.
Words by Delia Bonner