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Thrifting Parisian Style – Part 1 : The Inspo

If you saw my last post, you may remember I have been crushing haaarrrd on Parisian style. I am drawn to how the looks are timeless, yet interesting. French style has the best way of using contrast. They mix masculine and feminine, combine old and new, mix texture and pattern, and combine high end with low end.

I wanted to collect some of the items I had been crushing on without having to spend a bazillion dollars. Luckily, the majority of the pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe were classics or had a vintage vibe. I figured shopping thrift stores and second hand would be an awesome way to add the pieces I was looking for, and better for the environment. In addition, I tried to use clothes I already had in my closet mixed with my new thrifted finds.

In the past, I have found thrift shopping to be very overwhelming… So. Many. Clothes. To make it more approachable, I compiled a list of what I was looking for with photos to keep me on track. I knew exactly what pieces, patterns, materials, and vibe I was on the hunt for.

Here is my checklist and inspo pictures of what pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe:

Bottoms

Jeans (Straight, High Rise)

Photos: lenafarl, vivianhoorn, Rouje, Rouje, Henning

Floral Print Skirt

Photos: Jeanne Damas, Katie Sturino, Rouje, Rouje, Rouje

Tailored Trousers

Photos: Parisian Vibe, Grece Ghanem, Minimal Streetstyle, Minimal Streetstyle, Katie Sturino

Tops

Camisole (white ribbed, knit, or silk)

Photos: Jeanne Damas, Jeanne Damas, Rouje, Rouje, Minimal Streetstyle

T-shirt (vintage style or white)

Photos: excess_only, Rouje, Jeanne Damas, Henning, Katie Sturino

Knit Sweater

Photos: Rouje, Rouje, Jeanne Damas, Katie Sturino, Camille Yolaine

Blouse

Photos: Jeanne Damas, Jeanne Damas, lenafarl, Grece Ghanem, Clémentine Desseaux

Oxford Button Down

Photos: Minimal Streetstyle, parisianvibe, Minimal Streetstyle, Grece Ghanem, Henning

Dresses

Slip Dress

Photos: Rouje, Rouje, lenafarl, excess_only, Gess Pugh

Wrap Dress

Photos: Jeanne Damas, Rouje, Clémentine Desseaux, Accidental Icon, Rouje

Jackets

Trench Coat

Photos: ines.heli, Lauren Chan, Mara Lafontan, Minimal Streetstyle, Henning

Oversized Blazer (Menswear inpired)

Photos: Jeanne Damas, excess_only, Lauren Chan, Vivianhoorn, Gess Pugh

Wool Camel Coat

Photos: parisianvibe, Jeanne Damas, Rouje, Minimal Streetstyle, Katie Sturino

Black Leather Jacket

Photos: parisianvibe, Lauren Chan, Minimal Streetstyle, Henning, Gess Pugh

Shoes

White Sneakers

Photos: Lauren Chan, parisianvibe, Lauren Chan, parisianvibe, Henning

Black Leather Ankle Boots

Photos: parisianvibe, parisianvibe, Lauren Chan, excess_only, lenafarl

Accessories

Rattan/Straw Bag

Photos: Rouje, Rouje, Jeanne Damas, Vivianhoorn, parisianvibe

Silk Scarf

Photos: parisianvibe, parisianvibe, Clémentine Desseaux, parisianvibe, lenafarl


Armed with my inspo photos, I went on the hunt for the above pieces. I went online, to Value Village, Talize and others! See my next post (Part 2) for how I made out.

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2 Comments

  • Emma

    Ohh LOVE these looks! This has me itching for Part 2 already to see what you’ve found! With the inspo you’ve shared, if you don’t follow her on Instagram already I would highly recommend following Grace Atwood – I think you’d like her style! 🙂

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