Paris has a reputation for dressing well, especially in the summer. I’ve often called it the style mecca of the world. One visit to Paris, and you will find yourself stepping into sales racks, going into designer boutiques and checking out all those French icons like Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
I’ve spent my share of time in Paris, so it is only fitting that I put together this roundup of Parisian summer street style inspiration specifically for women. It includes tips on how to dress stylishly with sensible shoes, what to do with your hair when there is heat involved and last but not least – what colors suit you best.
While I’ve been looking at how Parisian women dress, I’ve also been researching ways to help you find your perfect summer outfit. If you haven’t done so already, I recommend that you read this post on how to find your personal style , and then check out this post for tips on how to create a summer wardrobe that makes you feel fabulous . I have also created a Pinterest board with outfit ideas for summer which can be found here .
What to wear in Paris when it is hot:
Make sure your sunglasses are chic and not too dark. Eyeline glasses give a fresh, feminine touch to any look.
Bring an eye-catching clutch bag to the streets of Paris. Coolers are perfect for hiding small items that you can’t leave behind at home or with a friend. A little bit of color goes a long way in a scorching French summer.
Accessories are a must-have to carry with you on the streets of Paris. I recommend bringing classic bags and some pretty bracelets for taking that hard Summer style to the promenade.
Discreet earrings, which can be worn inside or outside, will not only add more detail to an outfit but will also show the world that you have confidence and are not afraid to take risks with your outfit. Besides from adding flair, earrings can be used as protection from the sun as they block light from reaching your skin.
A boxy, straight-leg jeans with a t-shirt underneath is your best summer wear. The length of the pants will make you look taller, and if you take off your socks, you may also appear slimmer.
Black skinny jeans are practical for those who are wearing open-toed shoes and they can be dressed up by complementing them with wedges, heels or a casual leather boot. A casual shoe always looks great when paired up with a casual top which will be paired with a t-shirt and a cardigan. The easiest way to look chic in the summer heat is to dress properly just like a Parisian woman would do it.
It’s the time for summer dresses, skirts, shorts and all things girly. Choose a graphic print for the perfect picnic look or something more elegant for a night out. You can try one of this summer’s hottest trends – the denim cut off shorts. It’s pretty much all about sexy, short and light! We have chosen only street style images which we found to represent a variety of styles for each of you to choose from depending on your tastes and preferences.
Gorgeous summery menswear inspired outfits are featured in the next image, which is one of my favorites today. I am totally into this relaxed (but still stylish) look. This outfit is so fun because it combines casual and dressy pieces. The fact that it’s a white menswear shirt makes it even more interesting to me.
This long sleeve striped dress looks really lovely on women – and I especially like that it’s sleeveless, allowing for freedom of movement. I think it’s important to wear your clothes how they were meant to be worn – meaning you should be comfortable in what you own.
This next look is one of my favorites from today’s street style. It’s a great take on men’s wear as the tie does not only complete the outfit but it also adds an extra element to this outfit.
I’m also a huge fan of all these floral prints you see today in the street style – especially on that loose dress which looks so chic and so elegant.