Postcard from Paris
Posted May 8, 2013
I confess, I really love everything about Paris, but what I most admire are the fabulous window displays that communicate the latest trends and styles. From my perspective, this is what the Parisians are wearing this spring.
- Jackets: Blousey silk jackets and short, tweed Chanel like jackets worn with a long t-shirt and skinny jeans.
Fabrics: Silk, linen, cotton used in flowing designs without much structure. Floral prints were on everything and faux fur accented hand bags, ponchos and jackets.
- Shoes: I love European shoes because they are beautiful, yet practical- everyone in Europe walks. Nude and tan colored, snakeskin, suede in all colors (for summer even), platforms with rubber soles and the most fun- the wedge sneaker.
- Pants were all predominately the skinny leg- lots of white, cream and dark denim.
- The colors were a tale of opposites: lots of bright orange, yellow, jade green contrasted, not with black, but with beige, tan and cream.
- Chunky bracelets in multiples were on everyone’s wrists and scarves & more scarves wrapped necks, waists and heads.
- It seemed that every window had a display of quilted jackets. Heavier (more puffy) ones worked as outerwear while thinner ones were shown as a sweater substitute.
- Asymmetrical lines, irregular hems and designs were prevalent on all types of clothing.