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The Fashion Memo

The Look: low-key luxe

Look 1: coat, Alexandre Vauthier; watch, Cartier; jeans, and sneakers, Saint Laurent; sweatshirt, Givenchy; sunglasses, Celine; bag, Chloé. Look 2: blazer, and bag, Balenciaga; earrings, and blouse, Isabel Marant; jeans, Saint Laurent; pumps, Christian Louboutin; red lipstick (in refillable leather case), La Bouche Rouge

Few places exude the essence of nonchalant chic quite like Paris, where Left Bank bohemia seamlessly intermingles with polished drama. And few pieces encapsulate that low-key to high-voltage versatility quite like light-blue jeans – a trusted and timeless wardrobe staple that is worn on rotation by pinnacles of French style such as Caroline de Maigret and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Trust Saint Laurent to capture that Parisian attitude in a pair of jeans – the label’s boyfriend-cut, stonewash denims are the very definition of it. Keep your look on point by pairing with Givenchy’s white Eiffel Tower sweatshirt as a cool-weather alternative to the crisp white tee. For a day spent pounding the pavements, shrug on Alexandre Vauthier’s cotton trench – the contemporary silhouette looks just as good belted as when it’s loose and undone – and finish with tennis sneakers and a grab-handle bag by Chloé. A classic ‘Ballon Bleu’ watch by Cartier will add a little style je ne sais quoi.

After dark, switch up the look by donning Isabel Marant’s metallic lamé blouse and Balenciaga’s sculpted-waist blazer, which will seamlessly take you from dinners to dancing for years to come. Christian Louboutin’s spiky stilettos, a slick of red lipstick and silver-toned earrings will prove the ideal finishing touches to amp up the evening glamour.