Love it or hate it, Emily in Paris is serving up memorable looks for every fashion lover. The Netflix show follows Emily, played by Lily Collins, as she travels from Chicago to Paris for a new job. The popular show gives Parisian fashion an American twist. Emily is eye-catching in punchy patterns and vibrant color schemes.
The fashion in Emily in Paris is being compared to the likes of Gossip Girl. Emily is channeling Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf with some outfits. Emily’s love of accessories like hats, neckties, and statement purses reminds us of Blair. Her combination of crop tops with high-end pieces is reminiscent of Serena’s risky fashion choices. Build your look on statement pieces, like Emily’s red beret or black and white plaid jacket and matching shorts. Mix items like a plain white tank top with a busy pattern. Go for brightly colored accessories.
Emily’s outfits are explosions of colors. She loves bright hues. She’s often seen wearing magenta, periwinkle, teal, green, and yellow. Some of her most iconic looks are monochromatic, like her pink wool coat over a black and pink argyle sweater, pink mini skirt, pink thigh high socks, and pink heels. To pull off a look like hers pick your favorite color and go crazy. Find accessories to follow your color scheme to complete your outfit. To recreate Emily’s all pink look, focus on building layers with shades that are similar, but not completely the same. Having a skirt a shade or two darker or lighter from the color of your skirt or shoes can help build dimensions within your outfit. To help break up all that color you can mix and match more subtle colors, like Emily’s black and pink sweater.
Bring on the Audrey Hepburn vibes! The devil is in the details with this elegant fit. The sheer skirt makes Emily’s black dress lavish. Emily keeps to her love of patterns with a subtle zig-zag design. The cinched waist accentuates her figure. The accents on Emily’s heels, the jewels adorning her head, the minimal jewelry limited to earrings, and her glittering bag are all small but significant additions to add a bit of pizzazz to the black dress. Meanwhile, the sheer detail of the dress helps bring in a little bit of youth to a classy look.
Emily isn’t always dressing for a special occasion or a day at work. Some of her outfits show a more casual side to her. Emily’s brightly patterned sweater screams Harry Styles. It's perfect as the seasons begin to change and winter is right around the corner. Go for a knit that’s colorful and have fun with the pattern. Emily’s sweater has blocks of colors in rows with a black and white pattern between each row. Like many of her fashion choices, it's quirky and fascinating. Throughout the series, she goes for outfits that have her shining at her new job and in Paris. You can recreate this outfit with a slightly oversized sweater. Pair it with colorful accessories the same color as one or two of the colors in your knit sweater. Pick dark leggings or pants to keep your sweater the main focus of your outfit.
Emily isn’t the only character serving us some amazing looks! Camille’s style is trendy and chic. There’s something simple but innovative to her thigh-length plaid dress with clear puffy sleeves. To recreate her look, go for a figure-hugging dress to emphasize curves, while also having a standout feature like the sleeves, a cutout, or an exciting neckline. You can also get inspired by Mindy’s look. Recreate her look with denim shorts and an open dress shirt tied at the waist.
A staple in Emily’s collection of prints is florals. Throughout the show, she wears floral dresses and a bomber jacket. Her flirty dresses have large flower prints with black backgrounds. The solid background color makes the flowers pop. Find yourself a flowy dress or one with ruffles or frills like Emily’s. Pair it with a dark belt to cinch your waist. Match your accessories to the flowers on your dress.
We can only imagine what’s in store for us next season for the Netflix show. Until the new season is out we'll enjoy re-watching the show and re-creating some of Emily’s iconic looks.
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