Trend Alert: Parisian Cool Girl Chic

January 7th, 2010

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There’s just something about French women - they’re put together, sexy, and completely cool.  Their brand of effortless style - that je ne sais quoi - is a mix of sharp silhouettes, subtle detailing, and killer accessories.  But how do you get Parisian cool girl chic right?  The key is to pair quality pieces with interesting details.  Nothing that screams "look at me," but pieces that grow more fascinating on closer inspection.  Case in point? These leather booties, which feature an eye-catching set of hardware.  Or this double breasted mohair coat, highlighted with a deeply gorgeous ombre coloring.

1. Lock Leather and Suede Purse | $42.49 at ASOS

2. Kelsey Ruffle Top | $69.50 (sale) at J Crew

3. Chain Trim Boucle Blazer | $34.80 at Forever 21

4. Military Button Front Skirt | $19.80 at Forever 21

5. Ombre Horizon Coat | $595 at J Crew

6. Jeffrey Campbell Class Bootie | $168 at Urban Outfitters

7. Leather Tassle Frame Bag | $110.48 at ASOS

8.  Tie Side Harem Trouser | $65 at Topshop

9. Knitted Stripe Lace Jumper | $70 at Topshop

How would you wear Parisian cool girl chic?
  Share your style with us in the comments!

-Trisha Okubo

Entry Filed under: Trend, Trendscape, Trendscape, Women

9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cj  |  January 7th, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I love the pops of color and texture in this combination. I personally think I would look fat in the harem pants…..but I wish could wear them.

  • 2. Elsa Lindström  |  January 7th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I love the J Crew coat! Great blog you have here!

  • 3. Twisted Tina  |  January 7th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful outfit…….love the coat especially, but every piece plays off every one perfectly. Nice!

  • 4. the clothing menu  |  January 7th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    i love this mix - and the pop of color in the shirt and clutch.

  • 5. linda  |  January 22nd, 2010 at 6:00 am

    yeah, very good collection, great post, keep up the good work

  • 6. katie  |  January 22nd, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    i have always thought harem pants are a big no, but they look so great hear i would almost wear them

  • 7. Trisha  |  January 22nd, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I have to admit, I was hesitant about harem pants as well, but they can be surprisingly flattering when paired with the right items.

    Here’s another concept for how to wear harem pants:
    http://www.omiru.com/index.php/2009/12/03/how-to-wear-harem-pants/

    Enjoy!
    Trisha

  • 8. bubbles  |  February 2nd, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I LOVE EVERYTHING!–Mkay, maybe not the H-pants so much –I especially like the way you played with color. The Ombre Horizon coat by J.Crew is now #1 on my wish list!

  • 9. Judy  |  May 9th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Leather Tassle Frame Bag for $110.48 is good deal

    Is this bag is large enough to store larger objects like iPad and laptops?

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