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FASHION FROM ABROAD: Bonjour Paris

FASHION FROM ABROAD: Bonjour Paris

Paris: The city of love, lights and of course, fashion. I was lucky enough to get the chance to live in this amazing place for a whole month. While there I learned about haute couture fashion and even worked backstage of a few shows during fashion week. Along with all of my experiences brought to me by the school I was attending, I got the chance to see some rad streetwear outside of class.

Dressing for comfort is a must when traveling, especially in a place like Paris. The weather there is never consistent, hot one second then cold and rainy another. Getting from place to place isn’t very efficient either. While there is public transportation, most people still walk quite a lot. Sneakers were a staple item for most residents and tourists.

Along with the random temperature changes, wearing all-black and nontraditional textured fabrics in the summertime can also be a difficult task. Many people in the city wear primarily neutral-colored solids rather than bright, colorful prints. Accessorizing is key to making a fashion statement.

This Parisian Fashionista caught my eye while I was exploring downtown. Her edgy, yet comfortable outfit stood out from all the other looks I saw. She managed to mix textures and wear all-black with her look. She pulled it off with her heavy, faux suede skirt with side fringe detail paired with her light weight black halter-top. She accessorized with a three-layer necklace, fringe belt and black tights. Her oversized bag is a travel must for carrying around all necessities (like phone, camera and selfie stick, of course). She took the look a step further for comfort but stayed chic with the addition of her Adidas Stan Smith sneakers.

Captured: This Fashionista was walking towards The Jardin des Tuileries, a few blocks from the Musée du Louvre. This area is filled with people at all times. The gardens are breathtakingly beautiful. There was a carnival at the entrance of the park and in the highest part of it you can see a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance.