What to Wear in Paris | Winter 2012-2013

As the weather gets crisp and chilly, many of us would rather sit around in sweats all day drinking mulled wine by the fire but if you are planning on walking the wintery streets of Paris, here are some of this seasons fashion trends to keep you looking classy and fabulous!

Silhouettes

This season’s clothing styles revolve around experimenting with the silhouette. Be prepared to see a lot of geometric shapes from umbrella skirts to triangular princess collars, chunky heals and hourglass cinched waists.  Choose a silhouette that fits your body type and style but keep in mind that Paris is a city made for walking. Don’t force yourself into stilettos and stumble on the cobblestone streets in the Marais. Parisian fashion trends are all about the casual. Ballet flats are always a safe bet and chunky boots are a major trend this season.

French Trotters shows us the colors of the season: Warm Burgundy and Winter Green!

 

Colors

 

Pine greens and burgundy reds are this season’s staple colors.  Take last seasons coral and transition it into cold weather with pumpkin orange and add some mustard yellow to bring out the colors of the fall leaves.

 

Over-sized Sweaters

Nothing is more comfortable than an over-sized sweater over tights or jeans. Take your pick of any this year: solid color, graphics, vintage or modern! As long as its big and comfy, its in style this year!

This over-sized sweater dress from Ekyog fits perfectly into this season’s color and sweater trends!

Over-sized pine-green scarf and burgundy chino pants from American Vintage

Scarves

Your Paris look is never complete without a scarf. This year, why not use your scarf as a pop of color? Long, over-sized knit scarves are a must have for this winter season.

 

Coats

The silhouette focus of this year’s trends continues into outerwear. Winter coats this season are filled with graphic necklines, elegant and structured silhouettes or military-style coats. Add some fur or leather accents and you will be truly Parisian!

 

This structured winter coat with leather details from Zara is perfectly in season

Accents

This season is filled with cut out and peep-hole accents as well as textured sleeves. Cut outs are a must have for that little black dress and leather or fur sleeves are seen on many structured winter coats. Add a leather shoulder cap to any t-shirt and you are automatically soaring with the Parisian trend this season.

 

Hardcase Handbags

For the ultimate winter accessory, throwback to the vintage travel-style bag. This item has branched off into different shapes of the hard leather bag including tote-styles and clutch. See below with the two styles from Zara.

Hardcase bag from Zara

Burgundy hard-leather tote from Zara

Are we forgetting any major fashion trends this winter 2012-2013 season? Have any fabulous finds to add to the list? Don’t hesitate to let us know!

One Response to What to Wear in Paris | Winter 2012-2013

  1. MPR says:

    Thanks. Lovely tips! I will be sharing this to friends

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