Champagne & Grey Days: Paris 2012 Fashion Trends

Paris before spring is a time of the year when the chilly overcast accentuates the city’s grey hues, softens its pastels, dulls its rich charcoal blacks, but brings a promising glimpse of glitter to the faded gold facades.  

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I had missed the famous season and I’d  be lying if I said I wasn’t sad to have missed that time which has inspired so many to say with a sigh, “I love Paris in the springtime.”  I was, however, lucky enough to witness Paris’ fashion enthusiasts daringly test the season’s trends, well before the rest of us safely follow suit.

I regret to say that as a fashion blogger I still haven’t mustered the courage to ask complete strangers for a photograph or be forward enough to just snap a shot without permission; however… I’ve attempted to somewhat artistically (refrain from commenting otherwise) capture the colors that I repeatedly saw on the streets and its people.  These color palettes are inspired by the city’s stone walls, fashion accessories, street-style silhouettes that teeter between feminine and masculine and of course –  delicious pastries.

{Teal lace dress by Lover | Arabian Nights – Hand crafted ceramic earrings by Ware Clay}

{Elie Tahari S/S 2012}

These warm neutrals, pastels and brilliant hues create a perfect balance to the cool neutrals and teals…..

{1. Tan in Soho bag | 2. Little Red Riding Hood bag | 3. Veneto Clutch & Crossbody | 4. Ladurée macarons | 5. Silk gown by Elie Tahari | 6. Photo by  Stockholm Street Style | 7. the Sartorialist }

…..while silhouettes and playing match up perform similar balancing acts.  Soft feminine hair, draped silk and sweet pastel colors are off set with rock and roll pieces (think worn faded boyfriend jeans), clean, masculine blazers and leather embossed patterns and studs.  

{Carousel delights by Louis Vuitton | Veneto Clutch leather details | Lace-up stilettos by Tommy Ton at | Valentino Red | Balmain blazer}

Adding versatile pieces to your wardrobe that work well together and offer some contrast will offer you several different outfits you didn’t even know existed in your closet. Enjoy and have fun playing dress up!

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One Response to Champagne & Grey Days: Paris 2012 Fashion Trends

  1. Alissa says:

    I would like to credit Banana Republic for the tan blazer, H&M for the purse, Pimkie for the tan shirt, and Lindsey Augustine for the orange scarf.

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