The streets of Paree are a parade of fashion no matter what time of the year or day of the week. A town where sartorial simplicity reigns supreme and a town whose fluent sense of style has earned them their very own fashion terminology title; Parisian Chic. I will never forget my first sojourn to Paris and with that my very first street style encounter back in the mid 2000's. My ever so dapper cousin Paul was starting our daily sightseeing escapade over at the ever lustrous Lourve. Whilst nervelessly navigating through a pedestrian crossing filled with impatient Parisian drivers and looking like a helpless tourist compared to the ever graceful Parisians maneuvering with grace and ease through the traffic I caught sight of her. There, coming towards me was a beautifully bronzed woman with equally lovely fiery red hair pulled back in a loose chignon and dressed ever so resplendently in a linen t-shirt shift dress and in a complimentary moss green hue. She also donned a simple singular silver bracelet on her wrist and her feet adorned in some simple strappy black kitten heels. She was utterly chic and synonymously Parisian; effortless and minimal.

It is a fond memory that will forever comfort me of a time now gone. A time when blogging was not as grandiose nor as influential as it is today and street style photography was mostly reserved for the society pages of glossy magazines. People dressed to impress without expectations nor care for being photographed or Instagramed. Going about ones business with the occasional sartorial admiring from afar, sometimes meekly kept silenced, other times the utter need of knowing where in the world one would acquire such a bewitching handbag persevered above all else. Fashion was never tame nor any less exuberant as it is today but there was always a beautifully mysterious and silent anonymity surrounding it. People dressed as a true expression of one's self as opposed to following trends dronelessly. One possessed the 'It Bag' but styled it in a way that allowed their personality to shine through. And I suppose as a somewhat private person myself and never one to brag I somewhat miss those days. Walking through a mall carrying my Balenciaga and having one or two people approach me rather than seeking admiration of such a piece through social media. Which I am totally guilty of! Narcissism was far from common and 'selfie's' almost always included a BFF or two. Times obviously change and so we must also.

Which is why I suppose I adore Paris the most, their style remains, tried and true no matter what is dictated through the masses or exuberance that comes a fluttering through their streets. They do what they do and do not allow others to influence. And after the weeks of madness subside the fashions remain, simple, true and always so chic. I hope you enjoy this little edit of my personal favorites from Fashion Week, obviously inspired by the very minimal chic that the Parisians do oh so well and seriously what is Paris if not for copious amounts of black, black and more black?

-Sxx


via glamour, harpers bazaar, vogue
The streets of Paree are a parade of fashion no matter what time of the year or day of the week. A town where sartorial simplicity reigns supreme and a town whose fluent sense of style has earned them their very own fashion terminology title; Parisian Chic. I will never forget my first sojourn to Paris and with that my very first street style encounter back in the mid 2000's. My ever so dapper cousin Paul was starting our daily sightseeing escapade over at the ever lustrous Lourve. Whilst nervelessly navigating through a pedestrian crossing filled with impatient Parisian drivers and looking like a helpless tourist compared to the ever graceful Parisians maneuvering with grace and ease through the traffic I caught sight of her. There, coming towards me was a beautifully bronzed woman with equally lovely fiery red hair pulled back in a loose chignon and dressed ever so resplendently in a linen t-shirt shift dress and in a complimentary moss green hue. She also donned a simple singular silver bracelet on her wrist and her feet adorned in some simple strappy black kitten heels. She was utterly chic and synonymously Parisian; effortless and minimal.

It is a fond memory that will forever comfort me of a time now gone. A time when blogging was not as grandiose nor as influential as it is today and street style photography was mostly reserved for the society pages of glossy magazines. People dressed to impress without expectations nor care for being photographed or Instagramed. Going about ones business with the occasional sartorial admiring from afar, sometimes meekly kept silenced, other times the utter need of knowing where in the world one would acquire such a bewitching handbag persevered above all else. Fashion was never tame nor any less exuberant as it is today but there was always a beautifully mysterious and silent anonymity surrounding it. People dressed as a true expression of one's self as opposed to following trends dronelessly. One possessed the 'It Bag' but styled it in a way that allowed their personality to shine through. And I suppose as a somewhat private person myself and never one to brag I somewhat miss those days. Walking through a mall carrying my Balenciaga and having one or two people approach me rather than seeking admiration of such a piece through social media. Which I am totally guilty of! Narcissism was far from common and 'selfie's' almost always included a BFF or two. Times obviously change and so we must also.

Which is why I suppose I adore Paris the most, their style remains, tried and true no matter what is dictated through the masses or exuberance that comes a fluttering through their streets. They do what they do and do not allow others to influence. And after the weeks of madness subside the fashions remain, simple, true and always so chic. I hope you enjoy this little edit of my personal favorites from Fashion Week, obviously inspired by the very minimal chic that the Parisians do oh so well and seriously what is Paris if not for copious amounts of black, black and more black?

-Sxx


via glamour, harpers bazaar, vogue

54 comments

  1. These photos are absolutely gorgeous! Paris always has the best street style. This is a lovely compilation of pictures!

    xo, Meera | www.momentswithmeera.com
    twitter + instagram: @meeranavlakha

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  2. gorgeous.. love the red skirt and leopard print as well as the full black skirt and yellow top.

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  3. wow...love streetstyle shoots
    xoxo
    happy day

    NEW OUTFIT POST!!!

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  4. So happy to read your words again, Sonia :)!
    And I agree, Paris is Paris and it will always be Paris. The FW there is just something special and different from all the others. I wish I could witness all that chic someday!
    Hope you're doing super-well :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you gorgeous girl, one day we'll people watch together in Paris, in a cafe somewhere devouring our weight in macrons and French pastries! xx

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  5. That's why I love to be Parisian <3

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  6. ahhhh that red skirt! so lovely xx

    moustachic ♡
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  7. Oh my goodness...photos 4 and 5...in love! And also in love with all of the pink, leather, tailored suit separates and chic skirts! There was fabulous street style this year.

    ~Jacy

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  8. They are such lovely street style looks! :)

    Really like the one of the red maxi skirt and leopard print top - it's stunning! :)

    I wish I could look so effortlessly put together sometimes :)

    Away From The Blue

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  9. there are some really nice looks this year ;) i think i kind of miss that time you talk about - i was last in paris 15 years ago now, i remember the women you describe. definitely due for a visit back there soon :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Oooh I really want to go back myself! xx

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  10. Sonia I can't get over your writing style! It's truly amazing girl! You have such a gift and I love being in your blogging company! I agree with you 100% about minimalist Parisian chic style! Nothing compares! All of these pictures are breathtaking! Hopefully, I have the opportunity to visit Paris one day:)!

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  11. I love Paris street style.... great selection Sonia!!!!
    Happy friday!!!

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  12. I see some nice pieces!

    http://classypyt.blogspot.com/

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  13. This was so beautifully written Sonia! You completely summed up the reason Paris is my favourite fashion week, in terms of style (not just because of all the black!) - Everyone seems so effortless, I mean, you can tell they've made effort, but it's not the attention seeking kind of effort you usually get at other fashion weeks. So many great outfits here, it's hard to choose a favourite.

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  14. Daaang, these street styles are amazing! I love it

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  15. Great photos; love to see that pink is currently in!

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  16. Stunning inspiration, the two standouts for me are the red maxi skirt and leopard print coat. Have a wonderful weekend doll!

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  17. wow amazing styles & looks! great post !
    Maybe we follow each other !?
    If yes, let me know when you´re follow me & ill follow back :)

    Happy weekend !

    www.YulieKendra.com

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  18. So inspiring! I loved all the looks- they were so unique and creative! And adore that leopard print coat! So awesome!!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  19. Beautiful inspiration!! <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com

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  20. love your blog :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com
    Daria❤

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  21. wow AMAZING looks in there!
    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  22. Paris really have good fashion style(: I love all the outfits picked, it's all so elegant and stunning! x

    http://birdiethgirl.blogspot.com

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  23. So much inspiration in one post - thank you!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  24. But I don't want to... I don't want to adapt to the selfies loving society so desperate for attention. WTF?! I'm sure this hype around fashion, street style photography and selfies (and fashion blogs as well) will dye down eventually. What goes up, must come down and this circus will run its course and then fade. And then people will get dressed as true expression of themselves again and not act like sheep following trends blindly and just look fabulous for themselves. Am I right?

    P.S.: Thanks for making me google chignon.:P

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    1. Hahaha you're right babes! As exciting as this all is I still miss those days of being a little discreet and stuff. xx

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  25. You can always depend on Paris :) So sleek and so chic

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  26. nice selection of photos sonia :) my fave is the one with the cat ears headband in it, who knew that kind of headband can look as sophisticated as that when worn/ i also love the fashion in paris and try to dress the same haha. :)

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  27. This makes me wish I was born in Paris.

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  28. Great looks! Love the leopard coat... but everything is gorgeous ^^
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  29. These pictures are so inspiring thank you for sharing them!
    I hope the Asos jeans work out for you! What a bargain for $15!! I am already eyeing a coat hehehe :)

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    1. Hehehe I know right! And they arrived yesterday and were very, very awesome! xx

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  30. All the looks are so beautiful and inspiring! My fav is the one with the leopard coat, to die for! Kisses! xo

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  31. Glad that your writer's block is gone Sonia! You summed it up pretty well. I don't dress for attention and never will! The Paris streetstyles you chose are marvelous. They looks effortlessly chic :)

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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    1. Thanks Mira, it's kinda of gone. I'll get small spouts of inspiration then run with it, just wish it was a constant happening, but I'll take what I can get! xx

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  32. I hope you have a fantastic week ahead darling.

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  33. Love the Parisian effortlessly chic aesthetic. Your edit is inspiring.
    x
    Nina
    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  34. So many great inspirations, I love the feather skirt outfit :)
    xx

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  35. LOVE the dramatic, gorgeous red skirt and that leopard print coat. I need to make a trip to Paris & see the fashions in person! :) Gorgeous!

    XOXO
    Ashley
    ashleyspassionforfashion.blogspot.com

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  36. I have never been to Paris but it seems to me the women here really know how to dress themselves! Even streetfashion looks like their own runway show sometimes! :)

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  37. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!
    Those are amazing pictures with a lot of inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  38. So many stylish women!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

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  39. Oh my goodness, obsessed with the leopard print blouse and long red skirt. GORGEOUS! Great photos! I would love to own every single one of these outfit : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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  40. Amazing photos! I could watch these day and night :)

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  41. Love all those looks :) So posh!

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