how to dress like a parisian

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This outfit feels like me. It’s casual, comfortable, a little bit edgy- exactly how a Parisian would look. And wouldn’t you know I threw it together very last minute (as I’m sure those French girls do). Don’t you hate that those are the outfits that are always the best/your favourite? I could agonize over what to wear for hours and still won’t like my outfit (first world problems, I know).

So now that we’re talking French girl style, I have 2 tips for you:
1. Keep it simple. Boring, I know, but seriously, don’t overdo the accessories. Don’t overdo anything. Which brings me to my next tip…
2. Wear something you’re comfortable in. You know how those uber chic Europeans always like they just breezed out of the house in the morning, but are wearing the perfect outfit? Well, maybe we can’t all be like this every day, but the best answer I can come up with for it is to actually be comfortable in what you’re wearing and it will come through. Seriously.

Do you have any tips or go-to outfits for that effortless chic look?

Ray-Ban sunglasses
photos by Alex Grant



  1. Brittany Johnston
    01.07.2016 / 11:32 am

    Definitely white sneaks too would be great! I’m all about the white sneaker right now, hopefully it sticks around to make my investments worth the while. 🙂

    • 01.07.2016 / 12:52 pm

      yes, for sure! always love a good white sneaker.

  2. 01.07.2016 / 12:24 pm

    so chic, as always! xx

  3. 01.08.2016 / 10:55 am

    thank you babe! always striving for that coveted model off duty 🙂

  4. mirjam
    01.13.2016 / 5:27 am

    love that look – especially that blazer
    x. Mirjam

    • 01.21.2016 / 12:07 pm

      thanks, it’s my favourite 🙂

  5. Priscilla
    02.11.2016 / 3:10 pm

    Love this outfit 🙂 Where is the blazer from?

  6. 09.01.2016 / 11:26 am

    Love this look!This is an outfit I can see the majority of women being able to throw on as an everyday look and look fab. And your 2 simple rules are great! To me, it is VERY important to wear something that you are comfortable in because your confidence in what you are wearing and in yourself for that matter will show through.

    Keep up the good work!

    • August Diaries
      09.02.2016 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Solange!

      xx Jill

  7. 09.21.2016 / 5:55 pm

    Just discovered your blog and am OBSESSED with your style girl. Been spending all afternoon going through your archives. Where did you find this scarf if I may ask?

    • August Diaries
      09.22.2016 / 11:23 am

      Thank you love, that’s so sweet!

      It’s an old one from Zara, but it’s just a simple silk scarf… Here’s a similar one!

      xx Jill

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