By: Chrystal Allen-O’Jon
How do Parisian (women) dress in the summer?
There are a few principles needed to achieve to dress for warm weather anywhere:
- Keep colors neutral. Use lots of whites, blacks, and taupe with pops of navy and red. Make use of color in scarves, shoes, etc.
- Make use minimal patterns. Parisians love their stripes, florals, polka dots, and gingham in the summer.
- Quality over quantity. Purchase high-quality pieces that are timeless and last season after season. Parisian women don’t do a ton of trends or fast fashion. Trendy pieces tend to be accessories, shoes or they mixed in with their high-quality items.
Summer French staples are:
White pants. These can be linen, jeans, cotton whatever feels good on you is what you should include in your French summer capsule.
Shazzi Samim, a student of fashion via School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in PARIS https://www.ifmparis.fr/en/opinion/decouvrez-l-ecole-de-la-chambre-syndicale-et-ses-programmes states, “Keep it simple with quality items. One of my all-time favorites outfits for the summer is: wide leg cotton or linen pants, black t shirt and one statement Jewlery piece. I love a nice silver cuff and Hermès Oran sandals”.