Netflix have just gone and given us the best early Christmas present ever, namely season 2 of our favourite binge-worthy, fashion-forward series: Emily in Paris! Oh, this show, we’re all obsessed. Sure, it’s not the most realistic show, and we all know the Parisians in true French style slated it when season 1 was released, but that doesn’t matter when all you’re looking for is pure & delightful escapism. What more could you ask for than amazing fashion, hot men, friendship, beautiful shots of Paris & hot men (oh, wait, did we say that already….oops, excusez-moi!) Back to the fashion though, because that is pure perfection! Want to find out how to live your very own Emily in Paris life and style yourself like a true Parisienne?! We have the tricks to create the ultimate Emily in Paris look.
Pop that colour!
Okay, so maybe Emily doesn’t dress quite like a true Parisienne lady, we’d have to look to Sylvie & Camille’s outfits for that, but Emily has managed to create her very own colourful, slightly crazy, very out-there, utterly-fabulous American meets Paris style. And we so want to recreate it! The first step to nailing her style? Colour! And lots of it. From bright pinks to yellows, blues to greens, purples to oranges, Emily wears them all and she wears them with style! We love adding colour to our outfits but if you’re not sure which colours go together, check out the colour theory wheel and you’ll be mixing and matching the brightest and most joyous clothes before you know it. Want to start small? Why not pair a colourful top with a simple pair of blue jeans, or add little pops of colour to your outfit with colourful jewellery: such as beaded bracelets & necklaces. Alternatively, if you’re ready to go all out in the colour style stakes, we think a brightly coloured puffer jacket is definitely the way to go for all you daring ladies out there!
Every fashionista knows that France is the birthplace of fashion and haute couture. The streets of Paris are literally teeming with the world’s most popular fashionistas and fashion experts, especially at Fashion week, when they’re all there to see what’s new and exciting in the world of fashion. But, France is also known for its classic French style, characterised by timeless elegance and classic staples that you’ll see all over the streets of Paris. Emily has obviously taken inspiration from these classics, and she’s often seen wearing a beret, flat cap or trench coat, albeit in a slightly more out-there colour than the classic red, black or beige. We probably all have a favourite pair of jeans in our closet, the one we always pick out when we want to feel comfortable and confident in our outfit, and that’s the one you should pick when you’re going French. Because, one of the first rules of French style is la confidence! You know what they say: French women always seem to exude that je ne sais quoi, well that je ne sais quoi is actually confidence and buckets of it! And the best way to feel that is to wear something you feel comfortable and good in. So grab that comfy pair of jeans, pair it with your favourite striped top & well-cut blazer, and simple ankle boots and finish it off in style with a beige trench coat and beret. Don’t forget to keep your beauty look simple: mascara, small winged eyeliner and a slick of red lipstick, and you’ll be mistaken for being French, guaranteed!
While we absolutely love oversized fashion and clothing, trust us we practically live in our comfy joggers and oversized blazers, this style really doesn’t fit in with the Emily in Paris American meets French style. In other words: Emily doesn’t do oversized fashion! You’ll notice all of her dresses, skirts, tops and blouses tend to be beautifully tailored pieces, often cinched in at the waist as well, to give her a lovely feminine vibe. If you’re looking to recreate that look on a slightly lower budget than a Netflix-funded, worldwide hit show’s major fashion budget (safe to say, I think we all are!) then a cute wrap dress or wrap skirt is a good place to start. These items will wrap around your waist instantly giving you a beautiful silhouette. Alternatively, a women’s suit including a pair of well-cut high-waisted trousers paired with a belt & gilet -possibly with matching blazer- would give you a tailored look without looking too girly.
Our girl Emily loves a clashing print! She can often be seen in the show rocking an outfit consisting of a printed skirt with a top in a clashing print, finished with a brightly coloured coat or jacket just to add that extra layer of colour. She truly isn’t afraid to stand out! If you’re into the clashing prints thing, but not entirely sure how to recreate it, we recommend really looking at the kind of pattern and colour of the prints. Usually you’ll notice that some of the colours in both prints or patterns match. So while her skirt might be made of tweed, and her top is floral patterned, there will be pops of yellow, white or another colour in both that will allow the prints to mesh better together. So, when clashing prints, focus on the colour to determine whether they’ll go together, this could be matching colours or, again, colours that work together in colour theory. Personally, we love a print and this is such a great way for Emily, and you, to really get creative with fashion and let your individual style shine! Oeh la la.