If there’s one season the Parisians do best, I’d have to say spring. There’s just something so chic and effortless about Parisian spring fashion. And of course, the Parisians are known for their style any time of the year. And we’re known for trying to emulate it. I do think there’s something ethereal about the way they carry themselves that clothing can’t make up for, but it can get us close. So, with that in mind, here are the pieces you need for a Parisian inspired spring capsule wardrobe.
1. Trench Coats
At the top of the list for a Parisian spring wardrobe is a trench coat. When I say everyone in Paris wears a trench, I do mean everyone. In fact, when I went in 2019 my mom and I both ended up buying one — the one I’m wearing above!
It’s the perfect piece for spring because it’s not too heavy and not too light. On colder days you can layer with sweaters or blazers. And on the warmer days you can wearing it over a tank top or tee.
A good pair of trousers can go a long way. Not only are they work appropriate, but they can easily be transformed into a model-off-duty look on the weekends. It’s all in how you style them! Just make sure to go with a neutral color that works with other pieces in your wardrobe.
As mentioned above, blazers are a great way to layer in the spring. And Parisians are known for effortless looks with a blazer thrown over top. It just adds a bit of structure that ties the whole look together. If there’s one piece you can’t have enough of, it’s blazers.
4. Structured White Tops
You can never have enough white tops! From a classic cut tee, to a white button down, to a white corset top, that are so many great options. They’re even better for spring because layering gives you the option to dress the tops up or down. Versatility is key.
These four pieces would be my top picks for a Parisian inspired spring 2022 capsule wardrobe. But honorable mentions go out to white sneakers, black boots (pointed or square toe), straight leg jeans, black a-line skirts, and lightweight sweaters. Once you have all of these pieces, your outfits will be endless!