But after a recent weekend jaunt to Paris, I can confidently confirm that, yes, they are all that chic (at least the Parisians are), and no, their superior elegance is not a figment of our imagination. From the moment my friend and I sat down at our first street-side bistro table (straight off the Eurostar, of course), we watched passers-by and fellow diners of all ages in what can only be described as admiration, and sometimes disbelief, at how good they all looked—and in the summer heat no less.
Even though I was technically on holiday, I was so impressed that I found myself making notes in my phone of the trends and outfit combinations I saw most. Partly to copy myself on my return but also to report back to you all in earnest, especially since I know you’re as obsessed as we are.
Below, you’ll find my report on the six wardrobe items I genuinely saw everywhere in Paris last week. I’ve saved them all here so we can refer to them for inspiration when we’re feeling particularly stumped on these late-summer mornings. I’ve also shopped them out if, like me, you want to attempt to copy them. Keep scrolling to see.