Ines de la Fressange on How to Dress Like a Hip Parisian
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Ines de la Fressange on How to Dress Like a Hip Parisian

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The Blazer

Photo: Benoît Peverelli, from Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
"Push back or roll up the sleeves — the ultimate 'easy chic' statement. Even better when the lining's a different color."
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The Trench

Photo: Benoît Peverelli, from Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
"Never, ever buckle the belt properly like a good little girl. Tie it in front or behind with the buckle hanging loose. Unobtrusive fashion statements like this ('Life's too short,' or 'the buckle's broken but I love this coat so much I found a solution ...') are very, very Parisian."
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The Little Black Dress

Photo: Benoît Peverelli, from Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
"The little black dress is not simply an item of clothing, it's a concept. It's abstract, it's universal — which means there's one that's perfect for everyone ... Today the Parisian has several little black dresses, just as she has several pairs of jeans: each is a variation on a theme."
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The Perfect Jeans

Photo: Benoît Peverelli, from Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
"Jeans are never too risky; they're a little like salt — they go with everything!"
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The Bag

Photo: Benoît Peverelli, from Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, Flammarion, 2011
"Better a genuine straw bag than a fake luxury label. Counterfeit is counterfashion!"

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