Last week I discussed the importance of basics with a twist and how they should make up one third of your wardrobe. This coat qualifies as one of them! Today I am going to teach you how to dress your own version of a tres classique Parisian look with the help of this black and white plaid coat!
Black and White
Begin with a black and white statement piece. Plaid, stripes or polka dots are all good starting points. I chose a plaid coat, but I could have easily swapped it out for a cape or blanket scarf instead. Although the options are endless, stick with either a top or a bottom.
Now that you have your B&W garment picked out, consider styling it with what you consider neutral accents. The Parisian way is quite simple…think solid black pants, khaki, or a classic handbag. As far as I am concerned burnt orange is a chic substitute for traditional khaki. I dressed orange pants with a white choker neck top to add some of my own edgy flair.
When piecing together a Parisian look, don’t be afraid to get inspiration from the the men’s department. Think boxy sport coats or oxford shoes. I chose the latter and rocked a pair of oxford pumps. Although one may argue that a flat would have been truer to the Parisian style, it is just as important to stay true to YOU. I’ll forever be a high heel type of gal!
A special thanks to my sister, Kyla for photographing this ensemble and for SheIn for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.