The Perfectly Parisian Outfit

Shades of cream, gray and black interrupted by the brown of crunchy leaves underfoot: Paris in Autumn is a cityscape of chic neutrals.

 

With my pale complexion and dark hair, I fit right in as I wander through neighborhoods, winding my way from the bustling cafés of Boulevard St Germain to the quieter Square Samuel Rousseau. Crisp air and warm sunshine, my favorite combination for long afternoon walks. My outfit too is emblematic of Paris at this time of year. An oversized cream jumper with a black bow, skinny black jeans, my faithful Chelsea boots and the crowning glory of a dramatic black hat. In typical fashion I have my black leather tote- to better carry all the provisions of course. Books, pens, lipsticks, bits and bobs that are of course absolutely necessary no matter how little they are in fact used. This is my favorite time of year to style outfits, everything feels that little bit chicer thanks to the lack of sweltering heat or bitter winds. My outfit here is about balance; black and white, skinny jeans and cozy jumper, sleek boots and a fabulous hat. The simplicity allows for touches of imperfection, the errant wisps escaping my side ponytail for example, while still remaining elegant. A thoroughly Parisian sentiment, bien sûr.

 

Xx

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8 Comments

    • Margaret Holmes
      Author
      October 8, 2017 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks darling- I’m always trying to channel a bit of francophile cool into my looks!

      xx Margaret

  1. October 8, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Monochrome is such classic chic; j’adore your outfit! 🙂 x

    • Margaret Holmes
      Author
      October 9, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      I completely agree- black & white are always an elegant combination! I’m so glad you liked it and I hope you enjoyed the post!

      xx Margaret

    • Margaret Holmes
      Author
      October 17, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      I love that photo too- the water was absolutely freezing which made us laugh. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely!

      xx Margaret

  2. October 16, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Such a perfect parisian outfit!! You are giving me major travel fomo haha! xo

    • Margaret Holmes
      Author
      October 17, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks honey- I am so lucky to live somewhere this gorgeous! Though I think it’s nearly impossible to escape the travel fomo as there are so many beautiful destinations. I’m currently craving a trip to Greece thanks to my Instagram feed!

      xx Margaret

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