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Evening Reading: "The Parisienne And Her Style" Ines De La Fressange
Evening Reading: "The Parisienne And Her Style" Ines De La Fressange

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“The magnificent seven of the most ordinary things are the basis of the Parisian style. It would seem much simpler: a men's jacket, a classic trench coat, a dark blue jumper, a T-shirt, a little black dress, jeans and a leather jacket. But what to wear them with? How to create your own, special image? What to avoid and how not to look boring? Here is a detailed instruction for the style "made in Paris".

Jeans

The main task

Previously, one pair was enough for you. But it's much more fun when there are several. Blue, blue, white, black - change them depending on the season and mood!

What style?

While women of fashion rush from baggy baggy to tight skinny, no, no, yes, and you will think: after all, straight jeans are for centuries. In any case, Parisians choose them. You can wear anything with them. I prefer low-waisted jeans, but it all depends on the figure.

What colour?

Bright blue, light blue and classic dark - here are three denim shades for all occasions. Black is also needed. Yes, and white for a bright accent. And don't forget the navy blue jeans. A very noble color.

What not to wear jeans with?

Don't worry, jeans are like salt, good for everything!

When to wear white jeans?

Who Said White Jeans Are Only Good For Summer? Wear them in the winter with a blue jumper and ballerinas - highly recommended. White jeans easily turn into an evening outfit: add a silver sequin jacket to them - and go, even to the Elysee Palace!

Star style

Light blue jeans + tuxedo jacket + patent leather boots + bright neckerchief.

Walk of fame

The perfect jeans are the ones that fit well!

Trench coat

The main task

Pretend that you have been wearing this trench coat all your life, or maybe you were born in it.

Special effects

Roll up or roll up your sleeves and knead the collar so it does not get stuck.

Do not fasten the buckle on the belt like a good girl, but tie it in a knot. This inconspicuous stylish trick (it seems that it is even more convenient) is quite in the spirit of a Parisian woman. Like, "the buckle is broken, but don't throw away your favorite raincoat!"

Star style

With jeans, tuxedo pants, a little black dress … you better tell me what you can't wear a trench coat with? He is good always and everywhere!

Working on mistakes

Do not get carried away with the military style. Why remind once again that your cloak originated from cloak-scarves?

Don't wear a trench coat with a long skirt. Too monumental.

A trench coat with a knitted two-piece, a string of pearls, a straight skirt and a hair band will instantly turn you into a bore. Unless you are 16 years old and you are all in subtext.

No polyester!

Walk of fame

Burberry trench coat, of course! Today, there are a lot of trench coats that can't be distinguished from the original from afar. True, they did without the famous checkered lining, but they look just fine!

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Little black dress

What do we know about him

The little black dress is not so much a dress as an idea. Abstract and versatile. And each has its own. By and large, “little black dress” is just empty words. But behind them is Edith Piaf and her large palms pressed to her stomach. Behind them is the crying Anna Magnani in a black and white Italian film. Behind them are your dearest memories. The Parisian has several black dresses in her closet, as well as several pairs of jeans. They seem to be the same, but so different. The little black dress is Punchinelle's secret. It's no secret for anyone that it will save you in any situation, wherever you are, when and with whom. Why? Because the little black dress is "sexy and elegant." However, these are also empty words.

The main task

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity … and "elegance", of course.

Star style

With oversized sunglasses (Persol, model 1980) and black ballet flats. In winter, you can add long gloves to the dress. And you are ready to go to breakfast - either at Tiffany's or Tati Or's. Just like Holly Golightly or Audrey Hepburn herself.

Walk of fame

Here it is, hanging on a hanger and waiting for you. The perfect little black dress. This can happen to you in any store, any boutique - and you will become the owner of your treasure.

Man's jacket

The main task

Play on the contrast of masculine and feminine, rather than changing gender. Show off your femininity.

Special effects

Fasten seat belts! One will be enough.

Roll up your sleeves dashingly. It's great if a bright lining is visible. Wear with contrasting trousers during the day (jeans are a win-win option).

In the evening, the jacket and trousers should be matched in color. (Black hasn't let anyone down yet).

If you wear a white shirt under your jacket, do not button the top buttons on it. A lace, silk or shiny cami top will be even more sexy.

Work on bugs

Do not wear a miniskirt with a men's jacket. Excessive frankness kills intrigue!

Too wide a jacket, let alone huge padded shoulders - no, no, no again!

Star style

Navy blue blazer + white chiffon blouse + white jeans. Looks neat and suits everyone.

Walk of fame

Tuxedo Yves Saint Laurent. Under it is only a bra, as the great master bequeathed. Of course, not everyone can afford a tuxedo with the letters YSL, but, fortunately, he had such a success that copies are now in every store. Even cheap. Merci!

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Navy blue jumper

The main task

Look stern, but not stern. In the blue jumper one can feel that intelligence, which, frankly, sometimes lacks a black sweater - it is too primitive.

Special effects

With white jeans - nothing better than that. With black trousers - hello to Yves Saint Laurent, who taught not to be afraid of paradoxical color combinations. Flat shoes create a relaxed look. And in the evening you need heels. And a dozen bracelets. Let them ring, if only they did not shine.

Star style

White jeans + blue V-neck jumper + heeled sandals + leather jacket.

Of what?

Cashmere, of course. Expensive? Not true! Cashmere collections are in every department store today. Parisian women fight for them even in Monoprix. In addition, cashmere is more durable than any jersey that loses its shape after a couple of washings.

Work on bugs

With dark blue, it's hard to miss. Everything suits him. Except for yellow, perhaps. You don't work in a well-known Swedish furniture store.

Walk of fame

The dark blue jumper is already part of the landscape. Eric Bompard (www.ericbompard.com) is recognized as the official supplier of almost all Parisian women. But both New York's Gap and Tokyo's Uniqlo have a worthy specimen.

Plain T-shirt

The main task

T-shirt has a supporting role. It is almost invisible, but necessary.

Special effects

Wear it with shorts, jeans and skirts - especially colored ones. Unusual jewelry - chains or necklaces - looks good with a regular T-shirt. Top with a jacket or tuxedo jacket.

What colour?

The jersey can be white, black, gray, navy blue and khaki. Green and bright red, even if they are the “colors of the season”, are only suitable for children - you can easily find your child in any beach bustle.

Work on bugs

"Not!" nude T-shirts. Do you want to look naked? T-shirts with pictures, on the contrary, are too striking.

Star style

White tank top + beige pants + jacket + loafers.

Walk of fame

Petit Bateau is the pride of France! The favorite lingerie and homewear store for every Parisian woman. T-shirt in children's size (16 years old) fits perfectly. Rolls-Royce T-shirts are Abercrombie & Fitch. Their T-shirts are long, narrow, of the correct shape, which stays on even after washing.

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Leather Jacket

The main task

A leather jacket is the key to a fun look. A guarantee that you will not be registered as "aunties".

Special effects

Throw it over a chiffon dress. "Cocktail in the garden" is not our style.

In winter, the jacket can even be worn under a coat. A light touch of rock and roll will not interfere with an overly elegant look. And a sweater can stick out from under the jacket.

With a string of pearls. Did not you forget? Don't be afraid to mix!

The more worn the better. Put a new jacket under the mattress for a couple of nights, and then put on … or walk on it properly. You can, of course, immediately buy a jacket in a vintage boutique - you will sleep better.

Work on bugs

Never wear a leather jacket with biker boots. You are not Marlon Brando.

Star style

Brown leather jacket + white jeans + silk top + high heels.

Walk of fame

The jacket should be as close to the body as possible. With narrow sleeves, two patch pockets, brown leather - this is a classic of the genre. I found my jacket at a sale from Parisian designer Corinne Sarrut."

Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet “Parisienne and Her Style”. Corpus Publishing.

Translated from French by Maria Zonina.

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