Ten Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

Inès de la Fressange’s book “Parisian Chic” has amazing advice on Parisian fashion. If you didnt know who she is, Inès was the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with an haute couture fashion house Chanel, muse to designers like Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s. “You don’t need to be born in Paris to have Parisian style”, she declares on the first page.  Here is an adorable illustration about her rules.

Inès de la Fressange’s
Ten Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

10: Jeans with gem-encrusted sandals
(not sneakers)
9: A pencil skirt with ballet flats
(not with heels)
8: A sequined sweater with men’s trousers
(not with a skirt)
7: A diamond necklace with a denim shirt, during the day
(and not with a black dress at night)
6: Loafers with shorts … and even with socks
(not with long slacks and no socks)
5: An evening dress with ultra-plain, open-toed sandals
(not with the gem-encrusted evening variety)
4: A pearl necklace with a rock ‘n roll T-shirt
(not with a simple shift dress)
3: A chiffon print dress with battered biker boots
(not with brand-new ballet flats)
2: A tux jacket with sneakers
(not femme fatale stilettos)
1: An evening dress with a straw handbag
(not with a gold clutch)


  1. This is so cute! I think I need to read this book! Thanks for sharing :) Kaleigh xx

  2. Oh this is really great! where do you live in Mumbai? Cause im from mumbai too

  3. Love it!!!



  4. Love the crazy bedazeled sandals! Great post and thanks for commenting on my blog. I am a fan of your blog and i am following you now!


  5. Cute....Would love to try some of these styling tips!-Jessica

  6. Nace I so love Parisian Style.
    cute blog.


    feel free to visit my blog.

  7. HI june
    i bought the book but it doesnt have the illustrations. was it you who draw them? if you did, it looks real!

  8. Wow! I never thought these were the common Parisian wear. I want this book!!! Thanks for sharing!

    From Manila with Love

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