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14 August 2017

5 Ways To Dress Down The Blazer Like a Parisian | Quintessentially French

noun  blaz·er  \ˈblā-zər\

The black blazer might be the wardrobe essential that every women can agree on might it be oversized, cropped or no matter what the fabric is. French women are especially known for dressing it down easily yet still in a stylish way as per their style. In today's post of the "Quintessentially French" series I am sharing with you 5 tips to to wear your black blazer in a effortlessly cool and chic way just as a real Parisian.

1. With Denim
In order to work a smart casual look, denim jeans are the perfect piece to complete your outfit especially in dark colours.  Depending on your mood and the place you are headed to, you can pair your basic blazer with skinny jeans, mom jeans, boyfriend jeans or even shorts during the warmest months.

2. Wear It With Basics T-Shirts
Parisian women are known for having a wardrobe based of basic pieces, therefore, it only seems logical to see us pairing our basic t-shirts with our blazer in order to dress it down. You can team your blazer with a breton shirt, a plain one and even a logo shirt to create a smart casual attire.

3. Wear Flat Shoes
When it comes to dressing down a blazer there is no better option but to wear it with flat shoes. Luckily for you, you can choose from a wide range of options such as sneakers, loafers, ballet flat, ankle boots or even over-the-knee boots.

4. Minimal Accessories
This might be the most important trick to dress down the black blazer like a Parisian: don't overdo it ! In order to look effortless you need to reduce your need and desire for supplementary accessories to a minimum . 

5. "Either/or" makeup
The "either/or" makeup look consist in wearing a bold lipstick with a neutral eye makeup or in opting for a smokey eye or a really strong cat eye and nude lips per example. It is basically putting the focus on a specific facial feature in order to avoid looking like someone who tried to hard. Parisian women are known for their effortless beauty look.


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