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It’s hard to be a fashionable woman and not be—at least on some level—a francophile. Parisian women are known for their sartorial minimalism and a certain je ne sais quoi that leaves women around the world eager to emulate that iconic style. Shirts that hang just right, pants that cut just so and jackets that somehow transform outfits from day to night as if by magic. But to capture just a little of that style takes talent, know-how, and a whole team of stylist—unless you know exactly what you’re looking for. It’s easy to think “French style. French designer.” But not all houses are built alike. You’d be hard pressed to find Jean Paul Gaultier and A.P.C. sharing a closet. For a label synonymous with Parisian cool, the luxury brand Celine is a no-fail favorite.
The famous French fashion house is the eponymous label of Celine Vipiana who created her brand all the way back in 1945. Starting as a children’s shoe maker, she built her empire piece by fashionable piece until she was creating haute couture for the Parisian elite. Today, you can get that iconic style for your own closet. Helmed by Hedi Slimane, the label is known for its Parisian chic looks and contemporary minimalism. Ideal for capturing that perfect, laid-back French style. Of course, buying the latest collection in its entirety would be an easy way to build your French wardrobe, but knowing how to wear it is just as important—if not more so—than having the right pieces. Think about the style that you already wear and the pieces you already have. If you’ve never worn jeans in your life, chances are you’re not about to start now. Find things that work with your personality and style while you start to create your dream French wardrobe. Start with the basics and ready-to-wear. If you live for dresses, try fashion-forward pieces like Celine’s black and white culotte jumpsuit or the off-the-shoulder floral print dress. For more classic looks, try the neutral-toned deeply pleated shirt dress or an everyday piece like the Triomphe short dress shirt. For separates build upon beautiful pieces like the new wave pleated trouser with the Triomphe embroidered cotton canvas shirt. And don’t forget to add an effortless layer with a short leather biker jacket or chic, lady-like hunter jacket. And don’t forget accessories make the outfit! Celine offers everything from stylish boots to scarves to layer with your everyday pieces.
To keep everything Parisian chic, keep accessories, minimal, streamlined and just a little understated. Wear some two-tone studs, top your look off with the Anita capeline hat and stock your closet with a few ballerina pumps in neutral colors. For your everyday bag, try Celine’s small model bag in grained calfskin leather and tie the mini Triomphe printed silk ascot tie around the strap for a little extra personality. If you’re looking for a way to snag that Parisian style, then check out Celine’s latest collections. You can’t go wrong with a brand that is beloved by fashion influencers, style-focused celebs and Parisian women themselves. There’s a reason they’ve been a French fashion staple for almost a century, and Celine is the perfect label to help you add that effortlessly chic style to your closet.