|This mid-price outfit was my favourite. It was in a shop next to my apartment. I longed and lusted but where would I wear this?|
The inhabitants of Paris come in many ages, colours and sizes. In my neighbourhood, a residential one, there is no uniform. That being said, everyone looks as though they made some effort with grooming. There are no yoga pants or leggings worn as pants visible anywhere! There are a lot of colourful running shoes in store windows and on the feet of passersby. Jeans are worn in many different colours but the trend for torn clothing is not in evidence.
|Daughter loves jumpsuits. She could wear this to the office with the vintage ruffle neck blouse she bought.|
Most men are wearing a shirt with a collar and there are lots of grandpapas wearing a sports jacket and casual slacks to play with little ones in the parks. A benefit of visiting neighbourhood parks!
I really enjoy seeing "well turned out" men.
|Monsieur could wear a sports jacket occasionally when we go out for dinner. I don't think he'd wear the bright scarf.|
I've been asked for directions a lot of times, so I must fit in. I've been wearing khaki, rose, burgundy and black for this trip. I love to look at the dramatic outfits in the shop windows but most are too dramatic for regular street wear (in my life anyway).
|A friend loves poppies. I can imagine her with this sweater but probably with navy slacks and top. She might add red earrings.|
It is care to grooming and added accessories that distinguishes the appearance of the people of Paris. Each time that I return home, I resolve to keep Paris alive in my day to day life. A brushing chez le coiffeur from time to time, a facial, continued attention to recording my food, walking, and accessories...always accessories!
Today, I empty the suitcase. It's always so sad! My Paris self seems to me to be my best self. I've spent more time there than any other city but Richmond, British Columbia. I shall launder, take clothing to the dry cleaners, sort seasonal clothing. But I will be wearing my striped marinière and a scarf!