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Everyday Parisian Street Style With 25 Outfits

Everyday Parisian Street Style With 25 Outfits

Every trip to Paris, I try to capture as much Parisian street style as I can. That is always the number one request when I am in Paris, people are fascinated with knowing what women on the streets of Paris are wearing, myself included.

There’s always this obsession with women worldwide wanting to know how to get that effortless look that Parisian women seem to capture so well.

There are endless articles, Pinterest posts, Instagram accounts, and conversations always taking place about what we think Parisian women dress like. It’s like an air of mystery surrounding this Parisian street-style phenomenon.

Well, I am here to show you exactly how Parisian women are dressing. And, yes it’s chic, timeless, and classic.

A few notes about Parisian street style for both men and women: they do wear a lot of navy blue. They also wear a lot of navy and black together, which is also my favorite color combination. Most of the women carry a leather handbag along with some form of canvas tote bag as well.

Parisian street style also consists of scarves to finish off the outfit, a belt, most bags are worn crossbody if they are long enough, sneakers are everywhere, and they take chic bicycle-style to a whole other level.

They truly are the most well-dressed culture in my opinion. Hopefully, these pictures give you a little inspiration next time you get dressed, I know they are surely giving me tons of inspiration.

1. Navy Suit + Sneakers + YSL Black Bag

Woman walking wearing dark navy suit with YSL bag, everyday Parisian street style.

Navy blue is a color you will see all over the streets of Paris. Women and men both wear navy on a daily basis. It’s such a beautiful color and I wish more people wore it in the States. Navy is very elevated and elegant looking. This lady is wearing a navy suit with sneakers and a black bag, so incredibly chic looking.

2. Tweed Blazer With Jeans, Leather Handbag, Canvas Bag, and Adidas

girl walking in Paris with sneakers

This is a classic Parisian look with the tweed blazer, denim, and Adidas. One thing I always notice in Paris, women carry canvas bags along with their leather handbags. I assume they put work things or even use for grocery bags but it’s such a brilliant idea. I’ve actually been doing the same thing since I saw this.

3. Wool Coat With Jeans, Boots, And Leather Handbag

two ladies walking across the street in Paris

Parisians love camel coats (but who doesn’t). I always notice so many camel coats which are just beautiful and elegant in general. I also love the way they leave their coats open and don’t always use the tie but let it hang down.

4. Blazer With Black Button Down, Fray Jeans, Mary Janes, Bag, and Bicycle

woman in bike wearing blazer and pants and sandals

Parisians on bicycles have to be one of my favorite sightings ever. They aren’t just riding bikes but they are doing it so classy. Nobody looks as good as Parisians on bikes. I saw several ladies dressed like this taking one of the city bikes for a spin. I love the fact they just hop on a bike as needed in whatever they are wearing.

5. Camel Coat With Printed Top, Black Fray Jeans, Boots

lady wearing camel coat with boots and jeans

I have several thoughts about this outfit, the first being to look at the backdrop they are walking into. I mean, this is the most amazing thing about Paris right? You aren’t just walking down the road, you are walking among a city full of buildings that are hundreds and hundreds of years old and so incredible.

Again, I love the wool camel coat open and her boots seem to have some sort of tie on the back. So chic. And, look at the gentlemen she’s walking with. If you think the women have great style in Paris, you should see the men and even the kids. It’s honestly ridiculous how put together the entire city looks.

6. Striped Top With Jeans, Canvas Bag, VEJA Sneakers Plus Guy Wearing Trench Coat With Adidas

guy and girl talking in paris

These two are typical of what you’d think of Parisians wearing, a striped top with jeans and sneakers. Plus, the guy is wearing a trench (which they all do) and jeans. I must say I was surprised at the amount of fray denim I saw the ladies wearing but I love it.

7. Black Blazer With Jeans And Sneakers

lady wearing black blazer, jeans, and sneakers in Paris

This is one of my favorite Parisian looks in general and what my daily uniform mostly consists of. An oversized black blazer with light-colored denim plus sneakers and a leather bag. The amount of people wearing blazers in this city just makes me so happy. When it’s cold out, Parisians swap out sneakers for ankle boots.

A blazer is so chic and timeless and so easy to just throw on. You don’t have to be dressed up to wear a blazer and I think that’s a big misconception in the States. People need to wear more blazers here.

8. Trench Coat With Plaid Pants Plus Black Loafers

These two are a pair, although the guy caught me. It was worth it for the picture though. She is so very French-looking in her trench with plaid pants and black loafers. I tried desperately to get a pair of black loafers when I was there but every store was out of my size. They are so classic and chic.

9. Navy Blazer With Striped Top Plus White Denim With Black Loafers And Red Handbag

lady with navy blazer, white jeans, and loafers

I saw this lady at the flea market one morning and I wish I could have taken a picture of her from the front. She’s so elegant from the back with the navy blazer and white denim but she was also wearing a beautiful colored scarf. She’s dressed so incredibly elegantly for a flea market but that’s the way they do it in Paris. I should also note not one person at this flea market was wearing athleisure wear thankfully. It was definitely the chicest flea market I’ve ever been to.

10. Striped Top With Trench Coat, Scarf, Jeans, and Boots

lady in trench coat with striped top, jeans, and boots in Paris

Trench coats really are a big deal in Paris and everyone seems to wear one. I love the simplicity of this lady’s look. It’s not overly complicated but still very timeless. She could still wear this outfit 5 years from now and it will still look amazing.

11. Black Blazer With Tee, Jeans, Slingbacks, Black Bag, Gold Necklace, And Bicycle

Another chic bicycle look and one of my favorites. This lady makes it all look so easy with her polished outfit from head to toe and riding the bicycle is the icing on the cake. The one thing about Parisian street style is no matter what model of transportation they are taking, they look chic doing it.

12. Dark Grey Wool Coat With Black Pants, Striped Top, And High Top Converse

Two women walking in Saint Germain for everyday parisian street style.

This picture of these two ladies makes me smile. The front lady is wearing a dark grey coat with a striped top, black pants, and high-top black Converse and carrying an umbrella. Apparently, she just stocked up on some bread and pastries from Poliâne. The second lady is wearing a trench coat with a black hat and black Converse as well.

13. Navy And Black Coat With Jeans

4 people walking down street in paris

Look at this foursome, every single one is dressed so cool and chic. I told my husband he’s getting a navy coat this Fall for sure. The guy’s style in Paris is unlike any other place I’ve ever seen. I think they’re all just born knowing how to get dressed and what to wear. That’s the only thing I can think of right?

14. Green Blazer With Cream Pants, Canvas Bag, And Stan Smith Sneakers

girl with blazer, jeans, and sneakers in Paris

You can start to see in these photos what Parisian daily uniforms consist of and it’s a lot of blazers and pants or jeans with sneakers. This girl is wearing a green blazer with cream pants and Stan Smith sneakers. She’s also carrying a canvas bag. Her blazer and pants look like they might be from H&M although that’s not confirmed. But, you could definitely get a very similar look there.

15. Wool Black Coat With Black Denim And Sneakers

two ladies walking in paris

The first girl has on a black wool coat with black jeans, sneakers, and a brown leather crossbody. The second girl is wearing what looks like a Bal Harbour jacket with a navy sweater tied around the shoulder, jeans, and Stan Smith.

16. Jumpsuit With Sandals And Hermès

Woman wearing jumpsuit and carrying Hermes Birkin Bag.

This jumpsuit with sandals and Hermès is so cool and collected. During the day, I saw about three Parisian ladies all with Hermès bags. These are investment bags and if you are lucky enough to own one, look how chic you will look.

17. Dark Jeans With Tall Boots, Blazer, And Hermès

Woman wearing black pants with black boots.

Super chic at Le Bon Marché, this lady is wearing skinny dark jeans, with tall riding boots, a blazer, and carrying an Hermès. I wish I had the legs to pull this look off, so incredibly classy looking.

18. Navy Coat With Jeans, Black Leather Crossbody, And Black Sneakers

Woman with Jeans, Black Sneakers, Navy Coat in Paris

My favorite color combination is navy and black and the Parisian street style consists of so much navy and black. I am unsure why we don’t wear this color combination in the States but it’s so beautiful. It just looks so timeless and chic to me, this is a very basic outfit but look how great it looks together.

19. Both Wearing Navy Coats with Scarves, Jeans, And Sneakers

girl with navy coat and red scarf in Paris

Both of them are wearing a navy blazer or coat and scarf which I love. Plus jeans and sneakers as well. I purchased two scarves on this trip and will definitely be incorporating them into my outfits more.

20. Navy Blazer With Black Jeans, Nikes, And Louis Vuitton Pouch

girl with navy blazer, black jeans, and nikes walking down street in paris

Easy navy blazer with black jeans, Nike, and a LV pouch. I can’t tell exactly what her friend is wearing but it looks like faux leather pants with Stan Smith sneakers.

21. Trench Coat With Striped Top, Black Pants, And Sneakers

girl with trench coat and stripe shirt in paris

Another Parisian cliche that we think about that’s actually true. They do wear trench coats with striped tops all the time.

22. Trench Coat With Plaid Pants, Canvas Bag, Bucket Bag, White Button Down & Black Converse

woman with trench and brown purse walking in Paris

I saw a lot of Sèzane around Paris and each of the Sèzane stores I visited was full of French people shopping. This girl is wearing my favorite trench, the Scott Trench, Farrow Bucket Bag, plaid pants, and black Converse. She’s also carrying a canvas bag as well which they all do.

23. Long Wool Coat With Brown Pants And White Boots

guy and girl on street in Paris talking

This was one incredibly chic couple standing on the street talking. The guy is very French to me and I love her white boots with brown pants.

24. 3 Women All Carrying Celine Bags

Women with Celine bags standing talking in Paris.

I was sitting at a café when all three of these ladies walked up, each carrying a Celine bag. Not everyone is Paris is walking around with a designer bag, but you will see a lot of Celine, YSL, Chanel, and Goyard.

25. Trench Coat With Scarf, Matching Hat, Black Handbag, Canvas Bag, Mary Jane Shoes

a couple walking the streets of Paris

How darling is this couple? They are both so chic and were out for an afternoon stroll window shopping. That’s one thing I noticed, the French always stop and look at window displays. It’s like everything is an art form to them so they take time to appreciate every little thing, even window displays.

graphic of parisians walking down the street

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20 Comments

  1. Enjoying the photos and comments. I often visit Paris for Christmas and New Year and love to stay at a little cozy hotel in the 6th arrondissement. With a little effort we can look chic and elegant if we keep it simple, chose quality over quantity and remember less is more.

    1. Hi Julia,
      Thanks so much for your comment. Oh! I love to stay in the 6th arrondissement as well. And yes, with a little effort, we can all look chic and elegant by keeping it simple.
      Thanks so much! I love the comment. Have a great day,
      Noelani

  2. I absolutely love this post! I lived in Paris in my 20s and that’s literally all I did (pre- iphones!) was study every single persons attire !
    I’m going this Spring and your article is exactly what I was looking for! Merci!!

    1. Hi Shannon,
      Thanks so much! It’s one of the best things to do in Paris!
      I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. Spring is such a beautiful time to go!
      Noelani

  3. I absolutely love this post. After working very hard in an extremely conservative field wearing suits and heels for 35 years, I was able to retire at 57. I got rid of all those clothes and have revamped my wardrobe. I own most of what you have featured, except the expensive bags! A couple of funny stories. I had never been to Goodwill ever, but after my daughter said she had dropped off a donation, my husband and I decided on a whim to check it out. I purchased a beautiful black blazer for $5.99, and I love it. Secondly, we were in Milan 4 years ago with our daughter and our then 5 year old granddaughter, and it was such fun people watching. A favorite memory is seeing many fabulously dressed young women with dresses and heels riding by in their motorized scooters! Adorable. Also, just one more mention – I see so many American young women out and about wearing athletic wear – aka, too tight leggings, etc. I’m sure that not all of them are running errands after working out at a gym. Ah, not attractive in the least unless you are extremely fit and slim.

    1. Hi Lyn! Thanks so much for your comment! Congrats to you for retiring and revamping your wardrobe! The best classic pieces can be found anywhere and definitely don’t have to be expensive. Yes, too many tight leggings going around 🙂 that’s why I am trying to bring a little French into the mix and put down those too tight leggings. Have a great day!
      Noelani

  4. Thank you for this article, it is so interesting and helpful and I loved all of the ideas (25 Parisian Street Styles)! For captions #17 and #24, do you happen to know or can you share please the links to those black leather bags or something similar please? Thank you!

  5. I’ve been traveling internationally for many years, and I remember when Americans would dress nicely, but had on white sneakers and were made fun of when you went to France or Italy. It amazes me now how people think all of a sudden this is so chic. I just came back from Paris in December and a lot of those women, most of the women didn’t dress anything like this, as a matter of fact they were pretty sloppy. I guess it kind of irritates me now, when I look at all of these chic styles where we are supposed to dress like Parisians. I was especially insulted when I saw the woman with the skirt on and the white sneakers. Yes it looks nice, but the fact is we’ve been dressing like that for years and all people wanted to do is talk about how Americans dress.

    1. Hi Cornelia, Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I guess times change, and people’s way of dressing also changes. I still think Parisians are much chicer than Americans. At least they aren’t all dressed in athleisure wear yet, but I definitely see your point. Have a great day!

      1. we just got back from the south of France a week ago and I hate to say, many of the young women were wearing sports bras with jeans… so they are wearing athleisure 🙁

        I too have to agree with Cornelia when we began going to France yearly (my MIL lives in Provence) it was always a fashion no no to wear sneakers. It was always, you can spot the American because they wear sneakers, now its you can always spot the American because they aren’t wearing the right sneaker (i.e. white veja or Lacoste sneaker…)!

        1. Hi Sarah,
          Oh no. Well, I guess it was only a matter of time, however I will still stick with the classic and timeless pieces.
          Yes, isn’t so funny about the sneakers, everything evolves. I love that you can spot them now because they are wearing the wrong sneakers! That gave me a good laugh. Thank you for reading and have a great day.
          Noelani

  6. I am French, born and raised in Paris, and I love that you like so much the Parisian effortless style. Many years ago, I was living in NY and my friends told me they could say I was French by the way I dressed (and also my terrible accent). I was surprised … and proud 😉 Sezane is my favorite brand too but there are many other brands that reflect the French style like Vanessa Bruno, Agnes b, Comptoir des cotonniers, Maje, and many more. I guess you also know them 😉.

    1. Bonjour! Yes, I truly love the Parisian style, so chic and timeless, you all definitely know how to dress! I just went into a Vanessa Bruno store for the first time last Summer in Paris and loved the style. I just wish we had more of those stores in the states. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Love your post and comments. I appreciate how you admire the simple combinations and effortless style in Paris. Lots of great tips. Especially love seeing older couples strolling the beautiful streets in their pulled together looks.

  8. Who would have thought that the ‘typical’ person in Paris would ever dress as poorly as people in America. All the bloggers out there telling us how to dress like those in Paris…they must be getting their ideas from photo shoots.

    1. Hi Roberta-
      I think we all have this “idea” of how Parisians dress and it was great to be able to catch them in real life and see what they are wearing. It’s all personal opinion but I still find them classy and chic. At least not everyone is running around in yoga pants! lol. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

  9. Hi there! Excellent Parisian fashion report! I adore French “effortless chic” and I’m so in love with Sezane!! I’m Italian, Rome exactly and, in my opinion, we share with France fashion cult, why don’t you come to visit my city? You’ll like it for sure!! Thank you for your interesting contents 🙂

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