Parisian wardrobe, and minimalist wardrobe - differences and similarities

Parisian minimalismReading a book Be chic Émilie Albertini I noticed some similarities between the Parisian wardrobe and the minimalist wardrobe. Parisian wardrobe and minimalist wardrobe are almost the same! Parisian clothes are classic and of good quality. It's like a minimalist's wardrobe, right? Reading the book Be chic! it dawned on me why I like Parisians style so much.

How has my style changed over the years?

My style has changed a lot over the years. The corporation I worked in and the requirement to wear elegant clothes had a great impact on my wardrobe. I liked classic, elegant clothes, but I'm still not convinced by material pants. I definitely prefer jeans and those in two colors are in my wardrobe (lighter and darker). By the way jeans - for several years I have been buying High Waist Hannah jeans only at Cubus. This model fits me very much in terms of workmanship, I feel good in them (I do not like hipsters and I have been looking for high-waisted jeans for a long time), in addition, they do not wear off as quickly as the jeans I bought at H&M or Reserved.

A small black dress, which should be in every wardrobe click

In high school I used to reach for jeans (tubes), t-shirt and sweatshirt. For this sports shoes. This style suited me a lot, because then comfort was the most important for me. When I went to college, my style became more feminine. During my studies I also started my first job in the hair salon at the reception. Getting started also had an impact on what I started to wear. I changed my T-shirt to women's blouses, cardigans, I started wearing high heels, although I still reached for comfortable sneakers and sweatshirts. It was also the time when I started wearing makeup. Earlier I didn't paint at all, except for parties. Never to school because in my high school the headmaster introduced a makeup ban. Interestingly, junior high school students went painted and nobody made a big problem of it.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the note - I worked in a corporation, which had elegant office outfits from Monday to Thursday. Outdoor shoes, jeans or flashy outfits were unacceptable. Then I fell in love with classic and elegant styles. My wardrobe has changed dramatically. I threw out 95% of my clothes and went shopping. I started to wear shirts, cloth pants (which we didn't like) or jackets (which are with me to this day).

Polka-dot blouse (similar blouse) - click
Jeans click
Beige trench coat click
Silver watch click
MK Jet Set bag click (cheaper -15%)
Zing ballerina click

Parisian and minimalist wardrobe

There was a time in my life when I stood in front of my wardrobe and said that I had nothing to wear. It's probably a classic situation known to most women. I also belonged to this group until I read the book Slow Fashion. This book completely changed my life because I began to pay attention to the quality of clothes, and my wardrobe, despite the significant reduction in the number of clothes, is now very organized.

A book, or rather a guide on dressing is a great source of inspiration. The guide contains properly the most necessary clothes and accessories that will allow you to build a minimalist Parisian wardrobe. The coolest is that often specific models of shoes or bags are served that will work for every occasion. Of course, we do not have to suggest it, i.e. buy this model specifically, but it is a kind of inspiration.

Cosmetic minimalism - how to organize your cosmetics? click

Thanks to this guide, I realized the shortcomings I have in my closet (and I thought I had everything). It turned out that I have the biggest shortages in ... shoes. It's true, it's true - I miss Oxford, flip-flops for summer and flat sandals. And trench coat. Only here there is a bigger problem - there are trench coats in stores only with a weak composition (I looked at trench coats in Zarze, H&M, Reserved, Mango and I have no ideas where to find something decent). At the weekend I will go to TK Maxx hoping that maybe I will finally find a decent trench coat in the spring.

In my opinion, it is worth having a dressing guide at home, which is very helpful not only in completing the wardrobe, but also on days when you totally don't know what to wear. If you're struggling with this problem, this book will definitely help you tame your wardrobe.

Dress like a Parisian girl

Dress like a Parisian girl

The style of Parisian women is very simple, and yet each of us would like to learn the secrets of Parisian clothing. Today, as part of the Paris week on our blog, I will tell you a few secrets - how to dress to look like a Parisian. I will also drop some inspirations and ready sets 😉

Classic above all

Thinking about Parisians, one thing always comes to my mind - a classic. Parisians choose things that won't go out of style for a long time. An example is the immortal quilted Chanel handbags.
Each of us should have in the wardrobe: a black handbag (preferably quilted, good quality), black and beige high heels, a pair of jeans and elegant pants, black and navy blue ballerinas, a striped blouse (who does not know the look with black tubes, a striped blouse and He is probably the most associated with the style of Parisians), a white shirt, a black skirt over the knee, a white and gray cotton t-shirt, a black, longer jacket. With these several things we can create several styles that will work on many occasions.
Remember that many styles take on the "wow" effect only after adding a few accessories in the form of a delicate chain, earrings or an elegant watch. Look at the styling below, which is ideal for work and meeting friends. It is simple and elegant.
Parisian style


Less means more

Usually the simplest styles are the most amazing. My favorite everyday set is jeans, a white polka dot t-shirt, plus a jacket and ballerina. Obligatory watch (think that once I did not wear a watch at all, and now I will not move from home without wearing it) and pearl earrings. If you ever meet me at 99% I'll be dressed like that.
I admire women who last for hours on high heels. Maximum after an hour I start to complain that my legs hurt. That is why I usually reach for flat shoes - I like oxfords, Jodhpur boots and ballerinas the most.
Tip: wear a loose, white shirt, jeans and loafers (this may be red wine in autumn). It's such a simple and undemanding look.
dress like a Parisian girl
Choose clothes for your figure
Like a banal thing, but watching people often come to the conclusion that they hurt themselves because they do not wear clothes tailored to the figure. Each of us is beautiful. It doesn't matter if you have extra kilos, not shapely legs or small breasts. Everything can be hidden and emphasize what is worth showing.
I have a small breasts, which is why I never wear blouses with a large neckline. I also don't like V-neck, simple or asymmetrical, because I don't feel comfortable in them. I like the jewelry neckline and the boat. Did you know that the neckline should also be matched to your figure? Often, women forget about it.


The most important point of today's note is this one. Parisians have a lot of confidence and that's why they have this famous Parisian chic. Therefore, it is worth that you wear clothes in which you feel good and confident.
If some clothing does not suit me during shopping, I do not buy it. I used to make this mistake and usually ended up landing in a closet, and in time selling or giving it away. However, it is not always the case that I am sure of something at once. If I come back home and still think about a dress, jacket or pants, it's a sign that it's worth coming back for.
paris chic