Fashion, Paris Fashion Week

Back to Basics in Paris

I’m sure by now, you all have seen my hundreds upon hundreds of outfit changes during the many fashion weeks I’ve attended. More often than not, I am lucky enough to have some of my favorite fashion houses dress me for their shows, but if you were to ask what I actually pack in my own personal wardrobe, you would probably see a variation of the same things. Today was my first day running around the city for fittings and meetings and I wanted to share my ideal everyday Parisian look with you!






1. Trench Coat

I mean… come on! How can you be in Paris without a sophisticated trench coat? There are MANY variations of the trench, but I recently purchased this oversized long ACNE trench before heading to Paris. Not only have I been eyeing it for quite some time, but I finally pulled the trigger since I just LOVED everything about it. When you leave it open it will flow dramatically in the wind, and when you belt it around the waistline it gives a more streamlined and sophisticated finish. The attention to detail on this coat is just amazing… from the long cuffs to the buckles on the sleeves.

2. Cozy Cream Sweater

Another staple of mine for my Parisian wardrobe (not to mention my Cali wardrobe as well!) is the perfect cream sweater. I love this one because the ruffles on the shoulder add a bit of a girly and feminine touch to an otherwise more masculine look (also there are ruffles on the bottom of the sweater but I decided to tuck them into my pants). You can shop this Rebecca Taylor sweater HERE!

3. Black Pants

Just like the trench, there are many variations of black pants… Besides the typical black jeans I always travel with, I recently bought these culottes and have been wearing them non-stop! They look great with high heels, a low block heel (as seen above), loafers, or even boots! Black pants are one of those items that will go with anything in your wardrobe no matter what. I also try to look for new silhouettes of the same basics so I can change up my classic look here and there. In this case, it was these ACNE culottes (similar here)!

4. Low Heel or Flats

I usually ALWAYS bring a good pair of flats with me when I travel. But recently, I’ve also been loving these gorgeous white pointy block heels! First off, they are super stylish so I can wear them with every fashion week look, and second, they are uber comfortable so I can go all day without worrying about my feet (which is crucial during Fashion Week). These Proenza Schouler heels were another recent purchase of mine. I love spending money on items that I know will last me beyond just a season or trend… I know I will be wearing these for a longggggg time. Shop these babies HERE!

5. Oversized Glasses

Need I say more? I don’t think so…. besides the fact that I loved my original Céline’s so much that I bought the same style in black with a thinner frame. Like they say… if one fits: get it in every color! (Check out these similar ones here!)

Now the next time you travel to Paris or anywhere in the world really (well maybe not tropical places), think about these 5 basics and make sure you have them ready to go in your suitcase! P.S.  Wish me luck… I have a busy week ahead but I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be posting live from Paris every day on the blog so make sure to check in daily and twice a day! Love you all!



  • Heidy says:

    Stop giving fake links that only send you to the general Nordstrom store, numb nuts!

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  • Fatima says:

    Great photos… very helpful post.

  • Sarah says:

    Gorgeous! Bun tutorial, please!

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  • Susan says:

    Could you link to the actual trench coat please…I’d love to buy it.

  • Rachel says:

    Amazing style! Love this look!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Loving those pointed toe block heels so much <3 The lower heel makes it very sophisticated yet chic, especially in white! 🙂 Loving the trench that you're wearing too!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Yeeling says:

    Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing these!

    Love from Singapore,

  • Jennifer says:

    I really like your over-sized sunglasses and Chanel bag.
    Really chic! Great post as always. 🙂

  • Beautiful outfit! The trench coat is my favourite staple!

  • emilly says:

    Your photos are amazing i love your blog

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Diana says:

    Love this Parisian look and your pointy shoes, so gorgeous!

    Diana |

  • Viviene Kok says:

    Whether in Paris or not in Paris, I believe we all have these pieces laying around in our wardrobe! Time to get dressed!
    Thank you Chriselle 🙂

    Viviene Kok

  • Leah says:

    Great post!

  • Aria Di Bari says:

    That trench coat is gorgeous! What a gorgeous timeless piece!

  • Been loving all your looks, especially the ones with your low heels!


  • Mary says:

    Classics never disappoint and you styled them in such a modern way! Love!

  • sasa says:

    Need everything:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Laila says:

    Thanks Chriselle! You made me confident to buy some culottes again 🙂

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  • Diana says:

    This is so perfect!!

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  • Maria says:

    So chic Chriselle! Can’t wait to see what you get up to in Paris – I’d love be a vlog if you have the time! x

    Kisses from London,


    The Chic Pursuit

  • Shloka says:

    Your style is so effortless and that’s what makes it so effortlessly Parisian! You look so chic and your basics fit in so perfectly with where you are – my favourites are of course your beautiful shoes (I have a thing for shoes!!) and the lovely trench coat!


  • Sophie says:

    Long trenches are so chic, love how you styled it!

  • Natali says:

    Such a dreamy photos and this trench coat is a timeless, must have piece!

  • Keri says:

    Such a classic and chic look. I feel like this outfit is so timeless and perfect for Paris 🙂

    Enclothed Cognition

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    One can truly never go wrong with a basic trench coat in Paris … it’s the weather for it. This look is absolutely beautiful and chic! 🙂

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