A Foolproof Winter Parisian Chic Outfit: NYFW 2018

For our first day in NYC I went for a simple winter Parisian chic inspired outfit. And I’m sharing tips on how to create one, yourself.

Navy Wool Trench Coat | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Shop The Winter Parisian Chic Outfit

c/o coat | dress | tights | loafers | similar beret | c/o handbag | sunglasses | similar gloves | c/o earrings 

Blue Beret | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Navy Wool Trench Coat | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blue Beret | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Navy Wool Trench Coat | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blue Beret | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Navy Wool Trench Coat | How to Dress Like a Parisian this Winter | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

c/o coat | dress | tights | loafers | similar beret | c/o handbag | sunglasses | similar gloves | c/o earrings 

When packing for NYFW I found myself being drawn to three colors and a particular style {p.s. check out what I packed here}. The colors were blue, pink, and forest green {white too, but does that even count?}. Then the style was all kind of leaning towards Parisian chic. Aka I was feeling all the French girl vibes. I don’t know if that’s because it was fashion week I was prepping for {Parisians are so chic and fashionable} or if that’s starting to become my style. Either way, I didn’t hate it and come NYFW I was pretty happy about it! 

The look in today’s post was what I wore for our first full day in NYC. For meetings, fashion shows, and a little exploring of the soho neighborhood. Now let’s talk the obvious before breaking down the look completely and why it’s totally French girl style, the beret. Obviously, the beret instantly gives off a Parisian vibe. If you aren’t sure if you can rock a beret, you can, I promise! You just need to find the right color beret for you. Initially I tried a cream/ivory one and while I loved it, it wasn’t right. The color made my look washed out and didn’t truly speak to my personality. However, this blue one makes my eyes pop {sorry I forgot to take my shades off for these photos} and definitely fits my style/personality. 

Okay, so the rest of the look, how is it winter Parisian chic? 

One, it’s simple. Less is more is one of the top Parisian style “rules“. The coat is a classic piece, in a classic color. The tights and handbag match the coat almost perfectly, creating a simple monochromatic look that gives off a very chic vibe. 

Two, the oxfords. French girls opt for flats more often then not. Whether it’s ballet flats, loafers, or oxfords. Trade your heels/pumps for a great pair of oxfords or loafers. Your feet will thank you and you’ll instantly look a little more Parisian. 

Three, minimal accessories. While I am wearing a beret, gloves, earrings, and handbag – my earrings and handbag {the handbag is also very simple, streamline} are the same color as the coat. And the beret is in the same color family as those items. My actual statement piece, the gloves, in blush pink. 

photos by: prêt-à-provost 

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40 Comments

  1. Emily wrote:

    This look is so you and so uber chic. I now need all of the berets!

    xox
    Emily

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  2. Courtney wrote:

    That coat is so cute! I love it,
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    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
    • Thank you Courtney! It is so warm and incredibly well made. A piece I will have for a long time for sure.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  3. alisa wrote:

    I really love this outfit!! and you look great! 🙂
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    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  4. Anna english wrote:

    You pulled this style off so well. Very cute!

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  5. Cathy wrote:

    Cute outfit! I love your beret and that coat is fabulous!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
    • Thanks Cathy! Truly couldn’t recommend this coat more. It’s one of those pieces you can have in your closet for years and years and reach for every winter season.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  6. Looking so cute babe! I am loving the paris vibes!

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  7. Belle wrote:

    Such a cute outfit! Love the beret on you!

    Belle | http://www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
    • Thanks gal! I couldn’t decide on whether I could rock it or not but decided to just go for it haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  8. Katey wrote:

    This look is too cute! You’re right – the beret is the perfect touch and adds instant glamour!
    XOXO
    Katey

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  9. dana wrote:

    DYING. I love these photos! They came out SO good, and this look is too chic!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
    • Ahh thank you Dana!!! You know, you calling me chic is like the biggest compliment EVER!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  10. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    This is so NYC chic! Love this whole look.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 2.15.18 Reply
  11. ada wrote:

    This outfit is so cute on you. I love that beret.

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  12. Megan wrote:

    Oh my goodness, you are so adorable in your beret! Hope you had a fun fashion week!

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    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
    • And now I am blushing 🙂 Thank you gal! Definitely had a great time. Hope you did as well! Next time we’ll have to connect.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  13. Kileen wrote:

    Such a cute outfit girl!! I am loving this coat and the beret! SO chic.

    Kileen
    cute & little

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
    • Thanks Kileen! I seriously couldn’t recommend the coat more. It is amazing! One of those pieces you can reach for year after year.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  14. Katya wrote:

    You are so right, Parisians are so stylish. There is something about French women that is so chic. I love your hat, specially it’s color

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    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  15. Morgan wrote:

    You would fit seamlessly at a french cafe in Paris for sure!! I loved all your parisian inspired fashion week looks!

    -Morgan
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    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  16. Laura wrote:

    You look so cute in this outfit! I love the beret on you and those soft pink gloves are so cute!

    xo, Laura

    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  17. Love everything about this look. Super chic and classic.

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    Posted 2.16.18 Reply
  18. Natali wrote:

    Oh yes, very parisienne chic and perfectly styled outfit! Love your trench coat!

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    Posted 2.17.18 Reply
    • Oh thank you so much gal! The coat is so warm and extremely beautiful in person – so well made.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  19. You look so warm and cute! That baret is everything!

    Xx Taylor
    http://www.lightscameracatwalk.com/

    Posted 2.18.18 Reply
  20. lisa wrote:

    OMG you make this outfit look so perfect! I am obsessed with that coat and sunnies, so cute!

    XO-Lisa
    http://www.thatssodarling.com

    Posted 2.19.18 Reply