When she’s not working as a journalist, It girl Sabina Socol also shares her fashion expertise in our French Girl column. Come back each month for her perspective on Parisian style.
Now, this a tricky subject: How does one Parisian dress for NYE when we all know that the typical French girl approach to styling is “woke up like this” effortless? I’m gonna be honest: I don’t know all French girls’ ways of dressing for a party—I just know mine. And let me tell you it is not laid-back. Let’s dive into it, shall we?
I know, I know—Carrie is a New Yorker. This look is actually super personal, as I’ve always been a fan of Sex and the City and recently re-binged it. Carrie’s look was kind of over-the-top, so I tried to take it down a notch—the French way. I got this Chanel jacket at my friend Carole’s vintage shop (La Mode Vintage) as the first time I laid eyes on it, I thought, That’s something Carrie would wear! Yes, I’m a little crazy, and yes, I’m wearing short shorts in winter. But wouldn’t Carrie do that? I believe she would.
A classic white tee.
A cut inspired by the ’90s.
There’s nothing more classic than vintage Chanel.
Unique and sculptural.
Dainty and chic.
I actually had a gold jumpsuit from LPA in mind when I thought of this look, but it hasn’t arrived yet. This fluffy number is quite sexy while not that revealing—apart from its plunging neckline. I love jumpsuits, and French girls love jumpsuits (I see a lot of women wearing them in the streets). Not that it’s a Parisian trend, per se, but I personally believe that any jumpsuit is really sexy.
For cool-girl vibes.
Every French girl owns these shoes.
I couldn’t not include a typically French look that 95% of French girls would wear. This look is French and effortless—I believe you got the drill. But a little inspo is always welcome, right?
The perfect layering piece.
A timeless classic.
Suede boots are always in style.
I don’t know if it’s the bangs, but I’ve been obsessed with the minidress with a ’60s vibe lately. Not as obsessed as I am with Carrie, of course. But I think that this look is actually the perfect combination of a little dress-up mixed with a cozy vibe. This is a look I’ve been wearing IRL a lot these days, and if it weren’t for that gold jumpsuit from LPA, I would probably wear it for NYE as well. It’s not too much, and it’s very French.
Wear this as a sweater or a dress.
This has a cool mod vibe.
Meant to be worn every day.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, read about the items French girls skip in the winter.