Paris-inspired Style: How to Mix Prints

Paris-Inspired Print Mixing

As Day One of my Paris recap may have led you to believe, our mini Euro trip had some heavy emphasis on nightlife this time-around…

corals and cognacs wearing a cute outfit in paris while traveling

YOLO, you know?

(…Yes, I said it!)

I won’t go into too much detail about our second night out — because that, my friends, is a post in-and-of itself. But if you’re looking for recommendations on the best late-night bars and restaurants in Paris, I’ve got you. (Coming soon!)

In the meantime…

corals and cognacs wearing stripes in paris hallie wilson wearing a striped shirt in paris

While laid-back and effortlessly undone is the name of the game when it comes to cool-girl Parisian style, there were a few days (nights) when I felt like getting just a bit dressier, so I went the mixed prints route — using stripes as a foundation, of course.

Today’s ensemble felt like the perfect balance between fashion-forward but simple. Do you agree?

can you wear stripes and floral prints together

I bought this pretty floral skirt after seeing Jess style it a few different ways (she actually designed it, too!), and it truly does go with just about everything in your wardrobe.

Lazily, this was the only point in the trip that I heat-styled my hair (using a wand). After a quick application of my basic beauty routine (all products linked below), I grabbed my go-to going out bag and we were out the door…

I remain to be surprised by how much my mini Pashli handbag holds. It’s a bit of an investment, but I use it every weekend and find that it’s perfect for traveling.

striped shirt, floral a-line skirt and over-the-knee black bootscute outfit idea from a blogger walking around paris in boots

You’ve seen these vegan-leather boots before, and they were the first thing I packed in my suitcase (which you can read more about in this post). You know I’m a boots-as-pants kinda gal, so they came in handy for both day and night… So easy to walk (skip, stumble, dance, etc) in… Hehe.

(The over-the-knee boots are sold out everywhere, but I found them in a similar style here — and on sale. The only difference is that the pair stretches up to/just over the knee, rather than being thigh-high. I also have this OTK pair from Steve Madden — they’re just as comfortable and on sale for 50% off.)


corals and cognacs wavy hair and outfit

It was an ensemble fit for bar and bistro hopping, if I do say so myself…

When the temperatures dipped, I threw on this faux leather jacket and was good to go. Had my red wine sweater on too, though, duh.

lifestyle blogger wearing stripes, a floral mini skirt and OTK boots in paris

As mentioned, Day Two recap coming to you soon, my friends! Hope you’re having a great week thus far.

cute striped shirt to wear in paris



Striped top: Joe Fresh (similar here)
Skirt: Bows & Sequins (in two patterns here)
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (old, similar here on sale)
Metallic handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli (similar styles here)
(Not shown / Faux leather jacket: BLANKNYC)

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Hair: Curled with a wand, styled with Living Proof thickening cream
Foundation: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in ‘Natural’
Lipstick: NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Never Say Never’
Mascara: bareMinerals volumizing mascara
: Mac Liquidlast eyeliner
Setting powder: Laura Mercier

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Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy


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