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How to Layer like a Parisian.

By: Jen Shoop

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One of my favorite styling go-tos is wearing a sweater almost like an accessory around my shoulders — I often have no intention of actually wearing the sweater as a top layer, but it adds dimension and interest (often by introducing stripes or a new color or shade to the outfit mix). I’ve been taking additional layering notes from street style starlets mainly over in Europe lately —

white denim skirt
parisian layering
trench coat and sweatshirt
trench coat layering

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Some styling ideas…

how to layer like a parisian street style

COS WHITE TEE // J. CREW WAYFARER SUNGLASSES // MANGO SIDE SLIT DENIM SKIRT // MANGO KNIT SWEATER // MANGO TRENCH COAT // J. CREW RACERBACK SWEATER TANK // LESCARF BORDER SCARF // CELINE SANGLE BAG (LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS) // MANGO BUCKET BAG // H&M STRIPED SWEATER // TOTEME JEANS // CHUCK TAYLORS // AMAZON BALLCAP // EVERLANE BRETON TEE // SCHUTZ BALLET FLATS // EVERLANE HALF ZIP SWEATER // EVERLANE BUTTON DOWN

Le Layering Shop.

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8 thoughts on “How to Layer like a Parisian.

  1. My dream look!!! Audrey Hepburn too! I don’t think I execute it well, but this post should help me. Thank you!

  2. Love this blog so so much, thank you. Do you know where the skirt Sophia Roe in image 2 is wearing is from? I don’t have Instagram so can’t see any tags! Thank you!

  3. This is a fun post. It would be interesting to read about the history on wearing sweaters around the shoulders. To me this is something one learns as a child if raised in an upperclass wasp family. Perhaps I am wrong but most who do this, earn significant amounts of money and have a trust fund. And are primarily caucasien. Maybe not. I’m not sure only going off what I’ve seen through my own years of Catholic school and that the women and men who do this all belong in a category many don’t fit in. Especially if they have enough to spend on something just for an accessory not to wear it for its intended purpos, for warmth. Is it a status symbol? I’m not sure.

    1. Hi Michelle! I can see what you mean — there is definitely a preppy upper crust vibe to this styling, but I like the way these Parisian ladies have reinterpreted it? It feels to me more about layering textures and patterns and colors in their hands.

      xx

  4. I really enjoy your blog – both the thoughtful writing and fashions finds. Thanks for including the links with thumbnails below – it makes it so easy to shop, which is great since I trust your recommendations without hesitation!

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