But after a recent weekend jaunt to Paris, I can confidently confirm that, yes, they are all that chic (at least the Parisians are), and no, their superior elegance is not a figment of our imagination. From the moment my friend and I sat down at our first street-side bistro table (straight off the Eurostar, of course), we watched passers-by and fellow diners of all ages in what can only be described as admiration, and sometimes disbelief, at how good they all looked.
Even though I was technically on holiday, I was so impressed that I found myself making notes in my phone of the trends and outfit combinations I saw most. Partly to copy myself on my return but also to report back to you all in earnest, especially since I know you’re as obsessed as we are.
Below, you’ll find my report on the six wardrobe items I genuinely saw everywhere in Paris recently. I’ve saved them all here so we can refer to them for inspiration when we’re feeling particularly stumped on these trans-seasonal mornings. I’ve also shopped them out if, like me, you want to attempt to copy them. Keep scrolling to see.