5 Ways to Fool Everyone Into Thinking You're French
Parisienne women spill their secrets
We admit it: There’s a little part of us that wishes we were French. (The beauty. The sophistication. The cheese.) And after reading How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are, a book by four stylish Parisienne girlfriends, living the French lifestyle seems more doable than we ever thought before. Here, five simple ways to live your chicest life.
In any but the coldest weather, forgo a down jacket. (Who wants to look like the Michelin Man?) Instead, opt for a long trench coat and layer sweaters underneath.
Parisians wear very little jewelry. So choose one simple piece to brighten up a neutral outfit. Any of these minimalist styles would be perfect--especially if gifted by a lover, non?
Your Dinner Party
Forget the endless shopping and kitchen preparations. Serve a perfect roast chicken rather than a complex recipe, open a good bottle of wine and spend all your saved time boning up on current events to lead a spirited conversation.
Lighting is everything. Eschew ceiling lights in favor of table lamps dotted around the room. Unless, of course, you’ve inherited a crystal chandelier, in which case you should proudly hang it outfitted with low-wattage bulbs.