Paris In Autumn

Well, sort of. Parisian chic is my go-to look for autumn, for a very good reason: It’s never out of style.

 

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

 

The key to achieving that chic fall look is knowing how to dress for your body and desired look. I choose staples that fit and serve a purpose. My idea of the perfect chic outfit is largely based on my love for the glamour of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Why those era’s you might ask?

 

Well, because I LOVE them, but more importantly = that’s always been my definition of elegance. Those decades, to me, say glamour and elegance. The long skirt with a long sleeve top and floppy hat create a cohesive outfit. I’ve stuck to a neutral color theme to create the ultimate sophisticated look.

 

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

 

I love a good accessory, and it’s important to know which one works the best with your desired overall look. This beige purse is my favorite because it’s easy to carry and fits my most basic accessories : phone, pen, red lipstick so I can keep re applying over and over. You know what I mean.

 

Large oversized sunglasses allow you to add that allure and mystery to your chic look. “Whose behind the glasses and hat?” they’ll say.

 

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

 

These cute kitten heels scream glamour and elegance – but not in a modern way. I chose to stick with my 1930’s theme and wore these T-Strap heels to match. Kitten heels like these are perfect because, ladies:

 

You do not need sky high heels to convey elegance and luxury

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Parisian Chic for Autumn | The Petite Bijou

Top: Black Long Sleeve (similar here) and (here)

Skirt: Ruche Beige Striped (similar here)

Shoes: DSW (similar here)

Jewelry: My Chloe + Isabel boutique!

Images: Iron & Honey

I really miss Paris, but I find little gems and bijou’s around my hometown that remind me of Europe. It’s a lovely feeling = dreaming you are somewhere else.

And dressing the part is a breath of fresh air. Although I love some of the modern looks women wear for autumn (here’s to you vest and infinity scarf gals) – I just don’t see those trends conveying a timeless elegance – they are more college-esque. But thats what trends are, they come and go. Elegance however, stays forever.

And that’s ok – not everyone needs to be elegant all the time. But it’s a nice thing to do for yourself and for special occasions. And shouldn’t every day be a special occasion? I think so.


What is your favorite way to convey elegance and glamor through fashion and style? Leave a comment below! 


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6 Comments

  1. Belle melange wrote:

    Such a lovely outfit!

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    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much! You are so sweet!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  2. Lisa Favre wrote:

    The shoes really top off this entire look!

    Stay fab,
    Lisa Favre
    fabuloushabits.com

    Posted 11.10.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you , Lisa! They are my favorite pair! I’m still trying to break them in though.

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply
  3. Yara & Jude wrote:

    Love this look! Great pictures 🙂

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    Posted 11.9.15 Reply
    • Mariam wrote:

      Thank you so much! You are so sweet!

      Posted 11.11.15 Reply