A Foolproof Winter Parisian Chic Outfit: NYFW F|W 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 

40 Comments

  1. February 15, 2018 / 9:01 am

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

    xox
    Emily

    • February 15, 2018 / 1:55 pm

      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

  2. Anna english
    February 15, 2018 / 10:01 am

    You pulled this style off so well. Very cute!

  3. February 15, 2018 / 10:48 am

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

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • February 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

      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

  4. February 15, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Looking so cute babe! I am loving the paris vibes!

    • February 15, 2018 / 2:05 pm

      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

  5. February 15, 2018 / 12:35 pm

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

  6. February 15, 2018 / 4:23 pm

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

    The Champagne Edit

    • February 15, 2018 / 4:52 pm

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

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. Jessica Camerata
    February 15, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    This is so NYC chic! Love this whole look.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  8. February 16, 2018 / 12:44 am

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

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:44 am

      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

  9. February 16, 2018 / 1:57 am

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

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • February 16, 2018 / 9:45 am

      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

  10. February 16, 2018 / 4:31 pm

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

    -Morgan
    how 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  11. February 16, 2018 / 5:02 pm

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

    xo, Laura

  12. Natali
    February 17, 2018 / 12:05 pm

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

    https://lartoffashion.com

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:46 pm

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

      xo Laura Leigh

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