European woman keep their wardrobes simple and classic.they choose timeless pieces that don’t scream for attention .then they’ll add a bright accessory (scraf,shoes,jwellary.etc) to bring the outfit together.
European fashion hiostry
From the perspective of transfer history, religion has played an important role in European history in a number of ways. On the one hand, as a phenomenon it had a decisive and often eponymous influence on individual regions as religious and cultural spheres. Religious infrastructures such as monasteries, bishoprics or sanctuaries, but also “negative” religious infrastructures such as the legal guarantee of asylum rights or religious freedom, promoted the exchange of people, practices, objects, and ideas. Religiously motivated people such as pilgrims or full-time religious representatives (clerics, nuns, monks) and religious objects such as relics, ritual implements or books became the moveable elements of these transfer processes, which, in turn, transformed cultural areas. However, these processes were particularly effective due to their inherent selectivity. Religion generated differences, whether as differences of religious competence or sacredness, or as differences of collective religious identities. Priests held prominent positions, not laypersons; “relics” of saints wandered, not everyday objects; and religious minorities sought to move to like-minded regions or places that allowed difference. Religion promoted, hindered, and channeled communication and exchange processes. This article will first problematize and develop the concept of religion itself, before then inquiring about movements of persons, media, and practices.
WOMEN’S EUROPEAN FASHION
After living in Paris for nearly two years, I’m still amazed at how well European women dress. It is rare to see anyone who isn’t well-dressed — even if they’re just buying some milk from the grocery store. We lived down the block from an elementary school and every day we’d see moms with high heels and skirts pushing their strollers down the street.
That’s why I thought I would share some of my women’s European fashion observations from living in Paris and from my travels throughout Europe. Hopefully, these fashion tips will help you choose which clothes to bring on your next trip and give you an idea of how to dress like a European.
Note: Most of my observations are from Paris since this is where I’ve lived the most, but Parisians are considered some of the best-dressed people in Europe, so they are a good group to take fashion advice from.
THE GOLDEN RULES FOR WOMEN’S EUROPEAN FASHION
Honestly, there are no “rules” and there really isn’t a true “European” fashion. You’ve probably heard that Parisians only wear black, but if you walk around the streets of Paris you’ll see fashionable people wearing all kinds of colors.
That’s why this guide will highlight the general fashion trends that I’ve observed but I urge you to add your own personal style into your clothing choices. My main goal is to give you a taste of European fashion and to provide you with some ideas of what you might want to wear when you visit.
Jeans are a staple of any European wardrobe. Most women I saw wore skinny or slim jeans. In general, they mostly wore dark jeans without a wash or with a minimal wash (i.e., only a small amount of distressing). Grey jeans are also a popular choice. But Europeans don’t just wear black and grey, so don’t be afraid to wear a pair of bright red jeans/trousers.
European women have an amazing ability to have great looking hair that looks effortlessly natural. I have no idea how they do it, but it seems like they don’t fuss with it too much — it wouldn’t surprise me if they roll out of bed and just tousled it with their hands. Long hair is definitely in-style, so start growing! When you’re visiting Europe, just throw your hair into a sleek high ponytail or a messy bun and be on your way. Check out this post by Hair on the Brain for some tips on how to create the perfect messy bun.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SHOES
Europeans live in shoebox-sized apartments but they still manage to have an amazing collection of great shoes.
European women, especially city-dwellers, live in high heels. But beware… these fashionistas have years of practice navigating cobblestone streets and tricky city sidewalks, so you might find yourself really struggling if you choose to wear a pair of sexy stilettos. Wedges are also a very popular and a bit more practical option since they offer extra walking surface.
No shoe collection is complete without a few pairs of boots. During the winter, you’ll see tall leather boots everywhere, but cute ankle boots are a popular choice during the rest of the year. Check out our guide to Best Waterproof Boots for Women to some cute and comfortable boots.
Nothing is more European than a scarf and they’re the perfect way to pull an outfit together. A warm and cozy scarf is perfect for the winter, and a light silk or cotton scarf is great for the summer. Want to know how to wear your scarf… check out this guide from Scarves.net
A classic trench coat is a chic way to look amazing during those cold and rainy European winters.
European Male Fashion
Rich fabrics, clean silhouettes and an astutely fearless mindset tend to dictate European male fashion. There’s a reason the mere words “European fashion” conjure up images of such smart, no-fuss attire; the styles bestow on the wearer a simple, flattering elegance, and they have enjoyed prominence in the continent for decades. Today, European influence is evident on the runway and on streets all over the world.
10 Luxury Fashion Brands In Europe You Should Keep An Eye On
- Christian Dior
The company is on the name of its founder who, in the post World War II era, revolutionized fashion by reintroducing femininity to women’s fashion. In the present day, both celebrities and royalty wear the brand.
It continues to be at the forefront of luxury even today as a part of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury group. Traditionally, Dior is famous for its haute couture creation but it designs and sells jewelry, makeup, skincare, footwear, leather, and fashion accessories as well. You can buy its products on its online and offline stores.
- Yves Saint Laurent
With a history going back 60 years in the industry, one might think that Saint Laurent might no longer have any modern appeal. But, on the contrary, it has infused modern and iconic dresses into the industry.
The most important (or iconic) contribution would still be the introduction of tuxedo suits for women. Although the brand is known majorly for its work in women’s fashion, it also designs jewelry, shoes and other ready-to-wear products for men. In spite of being bought by Gucci in 1999, Saint Laurent still creates its own haute couture.
Founded by Coco Chanel as the House of Chanel nearly 110 years ago, it burst on to the international platform with the Chanel No. 5. It was a popular fragrance that put it on the list right next to a male-dominated haute couture fashion industry.
As a brand, its focus is on high fashion and luxury products for women. Along with fragrances, it also designs makeup, skincare, jewelry, watches, and fashion collections.
Coco Chanel is credited with bringing women’s fashion to the forefront of the industry and the subsequent empowering effect that it had on society.
- Victoria Beckham
After acting as an ambassador for Dolce & Gabbana and briefly being the face of Rocawear, Victoria Beckham designed her first limited edition designer label. After that, she launched her own label which, though started out small, quickly turned into one of the prominent main fashion lines.
By 2012, she was the most talked-about designer at the New York Fashion Week. She delved into luxury handbags and turned from a novelty into a respected designer.
Much of her acclaim (that she later channeled into her brand) came from her collaboration with other designer houses. Her own label includes denim, eyewear and fragrances among others.
Chloe is a French luxury fashion house that is adorned by many international celebrities today. From draping the best in French cinema to being the label of choice to stars, it boasts of an illustrious line of clientele. The fashion house has been the home of famous studio artists like Karl Lagerfeld and Martine Sitbon.
Chloe works in a significantly different direction than other luxury brands. Its pieces are centered on the feminine, impertinent yet romantic spirit. With Natacha Ramsay-Levi at its helm, the luxury brand is open to working with more ‘eventually famous’ kinds of artists for its products.
The brand uses the head of Medusa as its logo. The message is simple, yet strong: you are going to fall in love with it and have no way back. And the brand lives up to the image!
Clothes, shoes and leather accessories are its forte. With some of the most exquisite collections to have ever debuted on the fashion ramp, Versace is constantly upping the game with its mesmerizing work.
Established in 1856, it worked as a family-controlled business right until 1955. After its reincorporation, it expanded its operations over all of Europe.
It is an English fashion brand that is most famous for its iconic trench coats (no surprise there!). What propelled the brand into the very select list of high fashion was the development of Gabardine.
Armani is one of those few premium brands that have their presence in every aspect of fashion. Be it watches, haute couture, leather goods, jewelry, accessories, ready to wear, shoes, cosmetics, eyewear or even home interior; Armani will be there for you.
- Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana started out in women’s fashion. They designed swimming costumes and underwear (which is still one of its trademark product lines) before becoming a fully-fledged fashion giant.
The Italian fashion giant manufactures fashion and leather goods and is one of the most prominent fashion brands in the world. It is also the highest-selling Italian fashion brand in the world.
Almost 100 years old, Gucci has had a rich history. It started out as a maker of leather bags for luggage and travel but started indulging in fashion as it started making luxury handbags. The journey has not been a swansong for the company as it has survived some close shaves, but it currently sits pretty with secure management and an ever-diversifying product range.
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