Our French correspondent Pierre Caille, has just been through a very chilly winter in Paris and is now keen to see the warm weather returning to Paris’ stylish streets.
We (we we tee hee) on the other hand, are just at the beginning of the big chill! Brrrrrr. So we asked Pierre to decrypt some winter trends from the streets of Paris for us last winter…….
Already on fashion websites, in shops or in magazines, you can see that the sweaters, scarves and hats have appeared.
In Europe, the fur is back! Either natural or synthetic, it’s everywhere. If you want to look trendy this winter you will wear fur. It may be in your bomber in the way of shearling. The old biker jacket, often made of leather, is also returning and is timeless.
Because it’s winter, wool and chunky knits are always an asset and this year they are definitely CHUNKY. For patterns, the leopard and lace are again making an appearance.
While the heels were made impossibly high in previous seasons, the wedge heels are trendy this winter. Still a heel, but easier to walk in. To be on-trend, wedge heels and fur are essential.
So there we have it. It sounds like the styles we are already seeing here in the southern hemisphere closely resemble what was in Paris in winter. Grab your own piece of Paris winter fashion with some of our suggestions below:
We love the Zoe by ALIBI, from Alibionline, and the Muska Ink from Gosh Celebrity Fashion.
Get your own little taste of fur with the Guanabana or the both from A Little Left of Centre. Or the Harmony & Lawson from Closet Princess.
Stay warm in a big chunky knit, we love the Spider Web Knitted Charcoal from About A Girl, or the from Birdmotel.
Layer some leopard print to spice up your look this winter. Try the Leopard Print from About A Girl, or the Shona Joy Do Not Disturb Leopard Print Cami from Fashion Artiste.
Every girl loves a bit of pretty lace. We love the from All About Fashion, or the Sylvester Lacey Blouse from Fashion Artiste.
Wedges are much more comfy than your average heel, we say go for the from ZU or the Charm from Runway Boutique.