Sunday, March 14, 2010

Paris in the Spring.

Let me start by saying that I am, unfortunately, not going to Paris this spring. But, if I were I would love to use a list like this to help me pack.

Here's what to wear and what not to wear:

1. "No white runners/sneakers/trainers. Reebok, Asics, Nike—honey, just. Don’t. Do. It. If you can actually run a marathon or work out in them, they are athletic shoes, and they scream CLUELESS AMERICAN TOURIST like nothing else." I couldn't agree more about this one, both in Europe and in the states. Just say no to athletic sneakers anywhere but the gym!

2. "Scarf required." Seriously, those Europeans really love their scarves year round. And for good reason. They instantly make any outfit look more chic and polished.

Ask Miss A's Vahni Georgoulakos suggests:

-A pair of flat leather boots.
-Skinny jeans or slim cut pants. Tucked into boots or worn with stilettos.
-Long tops worn under short jackets. Lots of play with proportion here.
-Pile on the layers—the more the better. And don’t leave the hotel without a scarf on!
-Lots of jewelry. Don’t be afraid to wear everything you own at once. Europe is a fun place to experiment with your look.
-A large handbag.

Sure, everyone talks up Parisian style but it's simple when you actually think about it; tailored cuts, lots of layers, mix of proportions and a great pair of shoes!

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