It doesn’t matter whether Emily in Paris shows the real side of Paris or not. What’s more important is that the Netflix comedy made people yearn to live in the City of Lights.
Of course, if you can’t live there, the next best thing you can have is a Parisian wardrobe – which is where Claudie Pierlot’s Cosy Winter capsule collection comes in handy.
Founded in 1984, the fashion house is the epitome of French chic. Its prettily feminine pieces have been reinvented into daring, irreverent and playful looks since designer Vanessa Pierrat joined in 2011.
Inspired by a desire for freedom, the mid-season wardrobe plays a relaxed, casual card and gives off the feeling of a weekend getaway – out of the city and into the countryside.
Some 90s-style boyfriend jeans and knee-high boots set the pace with flamboyant pullovers or blended pullovers in soft pink, while sheepskin coats encourage a new, slower lifestyle.
The capsule covers a wide range of must-have outerwear for the season, including a denim jacket at center stage. With a cream faux fur collar and cuffed sleeves, the jacket features a square-buckle belt to cinch the waist.
A typical French look is to pair the red and blue striped puffed sleeves ruffle shirt with a wine-colored lambskin zipped mini-skirt, releasing an elegant charm.
For a preppy look, go for the checked suit blazer, monogram T-shirt and high-waisted jeans.
(This article was published at The Standard on January 8, 2021: Weekend Glitz: Winter in Paris )