The key to looking dressed like a Parisian is to pay attention to fit. Pick only slim-fit clothes, especially suits, trousers and coats, while being careful not to miss out on other important proportions. For instance, the sleeves have to end at the base of your wrist, the trouser break has to be just right and your shoulder seam must sit precisely on your shoulder.
If you’re aiming for authenticity, fall back on the 3 accents that are classically Parisian—a beret, a lapel pin or a waistcoat. You don’t always have to wear all 3 items together, but they are essential to French fashion and are a perfect way to incorporate the country’s iconic style.
Parisian style is incomplete without a host of scarves in various lengths, colours and fabrics. Simply loop them around your neck and they’ll instantly give your outfit a French touch. If you’re wondering how to wear it, a European loop is traditional, hassle-free and suits all occasions.
Summer sandals and white trainers don’t quite hint at Parisian style, although the Frenchmen are warming up to the latter. If you want to look truly Parisian, stick to oxfords and brogues for your formalwear and pick chukka boots or desert boots to pair with casual wear.