I Don't Live in Paris, But These Chic Nordstrom Finds Make Me Feel Like I Do



I’ve always dreamed of living in Paris. I fell in love with the French language and culture back in high school. I'd jump on the Eurostar (from London, where I was living) and visit the city regularly, always coming back home with a stack of L'Officiel magazines and a charming find from one of the many vintage stores I frequented. Though I ended up in L.A., I’m still drawn to the Parisian way of life, especially when it comes to style. I always favor the nonchalant, effortlessly chic outfit formulas that embody the French-girl aesthetic.

While perusing Nordstrom’s site from top to bottom this week, I was immediately drawn to a handful of elevated pieces that ooze Parisian-chic vibes. From chic trench coats to trending Mary Janes, the items below will unquestionably make you feel like you live in Paris through the simple act of wearing them! And that’s probably why I love them so much. Keep scrolling to take a look.

A shearling-lined jacket is a cold-weather Paris essential.

Parisians always have their trusty straight-leg jeans on hand.

A simple cozy cardigan you'll wear on repeat.

A luxe leather shoulder bag is the versatile accessory French girls love.

Nothing says Parisian vibes quite like a relaxed check blazer.

The perfect burgundy ankle boots to style with jeans.

Cherry red may be trending, but the French have always been devoted to the color.

A simple and stylish pair of Mary Janes is a must.

Miniskirts are trending in Paris right now.



A classic black belt pulls together an outfit in an instant.

You simply can't go wrong with a pair of black tailored trousers.

A silky maxi skirt you can wear day or night.

Style with your slip skirts and knit dresses.



Are you even French if you don't own a classic trench?

Timeless gold hoops are the jewelry of choice among the French fashion set.

There's something about an oversize blue button-down that's so inherently French.



Sleek pointed-toe slingbacks are dominating in Paris right now.

Style with a sweater, blazer, and knee-high boots.

It doesn't get more versatile or chicer than a long wool black coat.



The perfect top for an evening out with friends.

Knit midi skirts are a mainstay in every French woman's wardrobe.

Every French person I follow owns a pair of classic black loafers.

It's all about showing off your socks right now.

A simple black maxi skirt will go with literally everything.