“Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” – Coco Chanel

Me on Rue de Biévre in Paris

[ Wearing: Banana Republic trench, M&S tights, Office ballet flats, Ray Ban Wayfarers via very.co.uk, Hobbs snood, Topshop gloves, Louis Vuitton bag via Selfridges ]

Me on Rue de Biévre in Paris

I don’t need to tell you there are plenty of stereotypes about the French and particularly about their appearance: berets, breton tops, quilted handbags, hairy armpits… (I did actually spot one man sporting a beret and felt wild with glee!)

For our day-trip I did want my outfit to have a Parisian influence, without wanting to feel like I was in fancy dress. When I spotted this bouclé dress on ASOS I snapped it up – something about wearing tweed in the land of Chanel just felt right – and with a classic trench, ballet flats and my Louis Vuitton handbag I felt chic and comfortable all day.

However even with the addition of a long-sleeved t-shirt, a cardigan, high-waisted knickers and a double-layering of tights I was still so cold my bones literally ached – it was -2°C!

When exploring other countries do you let the native style influence your own outfit choices?

p.s. Thanks so much for all of your comments on my Paris photo diary post! I’ll be sharing my news soon ;)

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  • http://urban-butterfly.com Urban Butterfly

    I love the tweed dress, I bet this would look great as the weather breaks into spring with a big pair of sunnies. Very 60′s, late Audrey H! We are off to HK in a few months, I’m already planning ‘the look’ hope it will be very English Patient :) x

  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ adele

    Fab outfit, very Parisien chic!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • http://www.ihaveadegreeinthis.com Kimberlee

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.reviravoltta.com Isa Vasconcellos

    Lovely look!

    Xoxo from Rio de Janeiro,

    Isabella
    http://www.reviravoltta.com

  • http://thewellappointedcatwalk.com Marissa

    I’m so jealous of your ability to take day trips to Paris! (With my wanderlust, I think I was meant to be European.) You’re looking very Parisian chic in these photos. Hope you had a wonderful time!

  • http://thewellappointedcatwalk.com Marissa

    P.S. – You’re RSS is still not coming up for me when I click on it. :( So forgive me for not visiting more often.

  • http://gemmasatire.blogspot.com Gemma

    You’re pictures are so artistic and fancy! Well jealous. I am determined to get to Paris this summer!

    Gemma x

  • http://thestylecrusader.org the style crusader

    Brrr, totally know how you feel. It’s about minus 10 here and I wonder what the point is of putting together any decent outfits… they’re just covered by a ginormous coat the whole time anyway! Eeeek! Bring on spring! xx

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