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".
Shazzi Samimi in Greece with daughter