A Fashionista’s Travel Guide to France.

If you read my last post you will know I am having a blogging break until sometime in January, there was just one guest post I did want to publish in the meantime. For all the fashionista’s and travellers out there, this is your guide to looking ‘oh, so chic’ as you make your way across France. I loved reading this, so am happy to publish on my site. Please leave a comment below, if this is something you would like to see more of on BBB in the future.
A Fashionista’s Travel Guide to France

Paris is one of the most famous cities for fashion in the world. It is only logical to honour it by committing yourself to fashion, even just a little bit. If you care about your outfit in general and you are a fan of trends, then I’m sure you will not neglect this aspect when planning your trip to France. First, check out the general trends in France and then focus on the cities you’re going to visit to give your best to fit in. This doesn’t mean you need to spend half your life savings to buy clothes for your visit, just stick to some ground rules of French fashion and you will be OK.

Less is More
There is one sacred rule in fashion: highlight your best features! French women’s secret for being trendy is their self-confidence, so they stand out without having to emphasise anything. The trick is to be able to look at yourself objectively and decide what your strongest point is. Whether that is your figure, eyes, lips or legs, make sure to highlight that part of your body. Everything else should be discreet.

Earthy and Neutral Colours
When I think “French Fashion”, the colour that dominates my mental image is definitely a shade of brown. This is not accidental. French clothing is all about earthy shades of brown or beige. These are very classy and timeless. Neutral coloured makeup and clothes are also great for combining with anything! As far as France is concerned, some shades of red and purple can be seen as well, however kept at a minimum, like a piece of jewellery or a lipstick.

Some Things Never Go Out of Style
The good thing about French fashion is the fact that you’ll never see anyone wearing anything tacky. It’s fascinating! French people know they do not need flashy clothes to make them look good. They use simple items of clothing that can always be trendy when combined with various accessories. This can easily be seen in Southern France. If you decide to go on a cruise in this region, I highly recommend the cozy Belmond Alouette. Cruising through the south will enable you to view many different aspects of French people, including the fashion.

A Fashionista’s Travel Guide to France


Scarves
You cannot go French without a scarf, can you? Scarves are synonyms for class. There are so many to choose from and you can wear them on almost any occasion. They will always add something a little extra to your outfit. There are some great places to buy scarves near Carcassonne. If you take the aforementioned tour, you must visit it. Plus, scarves don’t take up much space, so you can buy loads!

Caps and Hats
You know the saying: When in France, be sure to wear a beret! They are so French and make all girls look very cute, so why not try it yourself? A beret or a knitted cap is a popular sight in France, not to mention they can be useful as well, especially during windy seasons!

Sunglasses
Oversized sunglasses are a big hit in France. Especially in black or brown hues as they can easily be combined with various outfits.

Fashion Centres
Now that you are all set for your trip, start from the capital. The city of light will utterly amaze you. You will be able to see all the famous designers including Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Saint Laurent. After Paris move on to Lyon, Marseille or Bordeaux.

If you want to see high class fashion, you must visit Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. People from all over the world come here to see the best examples of fashion and luxury.
The tips mentioned above are not difficult or expensive to follow, so just try it. It is an opportunity for you to develop some good habits when it comes to style and what better teacher could there be than France itself, one of the capitals of fashion.

France is also a country rich in culture and history, so this is a great opportunity to match your inner traveller with your inner fashionista.

About the author
Marie Nieves is a lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. She is an avid lover of photography who loves to talk about her experiences. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.
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