How to Dress Like a Parisian, According to a French Designer

What Parisians really wear is a subject of continual interest for us, so when we saw that Creative Director Evelyne Chetrite of one of our favorite French brands, Sandro, recently spoke out on the subject, we were all ears. Chetrite's advice in her interview for The Telegraph is applicable to cool girls around the globe. One of the most noteworthy tidbits from the interview is her "rules of French chic." Thanks to her straightforward tips, you'll finally know how to dress like an authentic Parisian woman, straight from a fashion insider, which means no clichés in sight.

With that, scroll down to hear what Chetrite has to say about everything from how to change up your look for a night out to how to always dress effortlessly, and shop the stylish pieces to help you achieve her effortless version of chic French style (cool Parisian accent not included).


Chetrite told The Telegraph, "You should always be cool and modern but not super styled; just simple and not too much effort."

Shop a simple, cool, and modern look below. 


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Chetrite says she almost never wears stilettos.

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We couldn't agree more!

Shop these wardrobe staples below.


In the words of Sandro's designer, "Lace is very important right now because you can dress it up or down."

Shop lace dresses below. 


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See, you don't have to wear a beret and ballet flats to channel a cool Parisian girl.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.