Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wanna Be Parisienne

I am planning a trip to Paris this summer, so naturally, I want to know what to wear and how to dress. I have heard way too many stories of the snobbery and quasi-judgmental outlook of the French (at least of the 'ugly American' or 'Americaine', as it were, not to know there is a basic dress code. Now I don't mind looking like a tourist, just as long as I look like an extremely stylish one.

No white sneakers of ANY sort. If you must wear sneakers, then dark colored Pumas or Converses. Absolutely NO shorts. Dark colored skinny jeans, dark pants even better. A lot of black is ALWAYS good. Oh, and scarves are a must. Hermes if you dare. Flats for the cobble stoned streets. No flip flops. Boots - though I really don't get that - not in the muggy summer weather. Flowing skirts and subdued print dresses work too. Good bag, nice shoes, stunning accessories. Looking effortlessly chic is exhausting, trust me.

So why do I care? Because I love fashion and it is my duty to pay homage to Paris - the debatably most fashionable city in the world- by at least, caring. And if you think I'm alone, try googling "what to wear in Paris' and discover the amount of cyber space devoted to that irrelevant question. Mais oui, we will be chic or die, n'est pas? :-)

Paris bound PP


inyte said...

adetula travels continue!enjoy tres bien!

PradaPrincipal said...

hello ma cherie! :-)