Fashion in Paris: Top Street-Style Looks This Summer

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Fashion in Paris: Top Street-Style Looks This Summer

Warm weather is here in Paris, and with that comes all the enviable summer street style that’s seen on full display throughout the City of Light. If you’re looking to up your style game this summer, you need look no further than the sidewalks of Paris for some stellar inspiration.

Here are some wardrobe must-haves and style must-dos in order to elevate your street style game.

Have a Go-To Chic Trench Coat Hanging up at the Ready

A chic trench coat will instantly elevate a look. This evergreen item is a classic, and it works for all seasons, too. Invest in a high-end one or get something that looks the part from a more affordable shop or website. If you’re feeling like splurging, you can’t go wrong with Burberry – a fashion brand whose name is practically synonymous with the perfect trench coat. Slip the trench over your cute summer outfit on summer nights that may turn a bit cooler. You’ll look summery and be comfortable, too.

Crop Tops & Bra Tops? Give Them a Try This Summer

Sure, you may think crop tops are the sole style terrain of the under 20s, but let style icon Jennifer Lopez show you how to rock this hot 2022 trend confidently. Fifty-two-year-old J.Lo loves this trend as much as the next teen or 20-something, and she’s here to prove there’s no age cap on trends. Dress as you wish and just have fun! That’s what trends are all about: Something fun, something new, something to try. Don’t worry if crop tops aren’t for you – they’ll be out as quickly as they became “in.” That’s the way fashion works, after all – always changing, and hurriedly so.

 

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Add a Sleek Crossbody Bag to Your Look

You’re a busy, on-the-go person, and you’ll need something chic in which to stash your phone, wallet, perfume, or cologne, etc., while prancing about in Paris. A crossbody bag is a great style addition for summer. If you’re looking for an investment piece, you can’t go wrong with the iconic luggage and bagmaker, house of Louis Vuitton. Because LV is a French fashion brand, you’ll fit right in while in Paris.

Have a Wow-Factor Dress to Throw on for a Party

Paris summer parties can be the epitome of glamour, and it’s nice not to have to worry about lugging around a bulky winter coat when you go out. “Street style” doesn’t have to mean casual – you may be walking along the Paris streets on your way to a glam fête. And whether you’re wearing a dress or nice shorts or a suit and tie, having something with a “wow” factor, like a sparkly dress or crisp white trousers, will help you up your game, no matter where you’re headed.

Let a Cute Cardigan Be Your Bestie

A stylish and cute cardigan is another item, like the trench coat, which is evergreen. It’s never out of style, and it’s always in – especially in Paris. A cute cardigan can go a long way. Street style is about fun and funky and new, but it’s also about the marriage of classics with trends, and cardigans fall into the former category. Your cardigan will be your summer bestie – the perfect thing to throw over your shoulder or in your purse when you’re heading to a film or a museum, which may get a bit too cold for some summer outfits.

Stackable Jewels are the Summer Jewelry Look

Like crop tops and wide-legged trousers, stackable jewels are another look that’s very much en vogue at the moment. Gather some of your favorite necklaces together and wear them all at once. Yes, all together now. Sure, it may feel a bit clunky, but your necklaces will glint and glimmer in the sparkling Paris sun and under the alluring midnight moon. As the saying goes: Fashion over function, toujours.

Throw on Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend’s Clothes

There’s something very sexy about wearing your significant other’s clothes when you’ve just rolled out of bed and “can’t be bothered” (as the Brits say) to make an effort. Thankfully, loose-fitting looks are very much in this year, and if you’ve got a partner or a friend who has unknowingly mastered this look, throw on their clothes for your coffee run. (With their permission, of course.)

Lead photo credit : Photo by Daria Shevtsova

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Anne McCarthy is a contributing writer to BBC News, Teen Vogue, The Telegraph, Dance Magazine, and more. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Westminster and is the Editor in Chief of Fat Tire Tours’ travel blog. She lives in New York City.