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Paris Street Style: A Local's Guide To Summer Essentials

Sunscreen and iced tea.

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Every week, we take to the streets of Paris to photograph and chat with the women and men whose sartorial instincts we’d love to steal.

Tourists and Parisians almost never see eye to eye: the former climb the Eiffel Tower, starry-eyed for their Audrey-Hepburn-in-Funny-Face moment, and the latter barely give the monument a glance as their crowded metro makes its way across the Inception bridge. But there's one thing that they both agree on: the eternal magic of Paris in the summer. The Parisians talk fondly of picnics in the Tuileries, soirees along the Seine and the tranquility of the August exodus (when locals go on vacation, leaving the city in a momentary mirage of sunlight and calm). The tourists... well, they're expecting an experience straight out of Midnight in Paris. And for us fashionistas? We're strolling the streets, looking for some sartorial enchantments of our own. On a blissful Sunday afternoon, we not only photographed the city's most stylish inhabitants, but we also asked them to share with us what made summer summer for them: their favorite pieces of clothing, beauty items, activities and their summer essentials, in a nutshell.

Need another reason to visit Paris in the summer? Feast your eyes on these Parisians' summer looks, and find out what their must-haves for the year's hottest season are:


Name: Apolline
Age: 
19
Occupation: 
Fashion student
What she's wearing: 
Zara shirt dress, black vinyl bag of her own design, Rondini shoes and vintage earrings.
What are your summer essentials?
Midi dresses, large earrings and matte lipstick from Sephora.


Name: Luiza
Age: 28
Occupation: Fashion blogger @ludangelo
What she's wearing: Chanel backpack, Malwee shirt and pants, Ipanema shoes, Fuel sunglasses and Rosana Bernardes necklace.
What are your summer essentials?
Running on the streets, fun sunglasses and La Roche-Posay sunscreen.


Name: Shauna
Age: 
27
Occupation: 
Social worker
What she's wearing: 
SheIn dress, shoes from Amazon and a vintage scarf.
What are your summer essentials?
Shift dresses because of the temperature, Korean sunscreen – I use Biore's Watery Essence – and colorful dresses... things that pop!


Name: Melinda
Age: 
24
Occupation: 
Executive assistant
What she's wearing: 
Free People dress, Kenneth Cole shoes and Ray-Ban sunglasses.
What are your summer essentials? 
An awesome bikini, an eclectic cross-body clutch for going out and a cute summer dress.


Name: Whitney
Age: 
28
Occupation: 
Backstage reporter for kickboxing
What she's wearing: 
Flynn Skye dress and Kaanas shoes.
What are your summer essentials? 
A light satin bomber, dope sunglasses – I like the brand Spektre – and tall wedges.


Name: Marie
Age: 
30
Occupation: 
Artistic coordinator on The Voice
What she's wearing: 
Dress bought online and Reebok sneakers.
What are your summer essentials?
Pale pink Birkenstocks, sunglasses – I have ten or so pairs! – and hair oil, I use Nuxe's Huile Prodigieuse Pour Les Cheveux.


Name: Reyes
Age: 
30
Occupation: 
Perfume marketing
What she's wearing: 
Mango dress and the traditional shoes of Valencia, which is the city I come from in Spain. My bag is also from a boutique in Valencia, and my sunglasses are vintage Cutler and Gross – they actually belonged to my boyfriend's mom when she was young!
What are your summer essentials?
Penhaligon's Duchess Rose perfume, Maybelline lipstick and bandanas.


Name: Diane
Age: 31
Occupation: Veterinarian 
What she's wearing: American Vintage shirt, Old Town pants, LLAGUT bag, shoes and earrings from Taiwan and Monsieur Paris bangles.
What are your summer essentials?
Avène sunscreen, Serge Lutens lipstick and white peach iced tea.


Name: Kourin
Age: 33
Occupation: Fashion student
What she's wearing: Divided t-shirt, H&M skirt and Zara shoes.
What are your summer essentials?
Flatform espadrilles, maxi dresses and flower-print pants.

Shop these Parisiennes' summer essentials as well as our selection of pieces inspired by their street style looks here:
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SheIn Elbow Sleeve Birds Pattern Dress - $15
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ASOS Curve Pink Clove Swing Dress in Floral - $45
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Biore Sarasara UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ - $18
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4/26
Free People Mix It Up Printed Mini Dress - $128
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5/26
Free People Firefly Beaded Crossbody - $78
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Flynn Skype The Napa - $66
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Spektre Skyfall Sunglasses - $180
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8/26
Yes Style Snow Flower Short Sleeve Printed Shirt - $22
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ASOS Curve John Zack Plus Lace Midi Dress - $76
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10/26
Birkenstock Arizona Suede Leather Soft Footbed in Rose - $135
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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse - Multi-Purpose Dry Oil - $28
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Mango Off-Shoulder Linen Dress - $60
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ASOS Square 90s Sunglasses - $19
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Pretty Little Thing Takota Red Bandana - $5
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Eloquii One Shoulder Mock Neck Ruffle Top - $40
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Gucci Pleated printed silk crepe de chine wide-leg pants - $1,400
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Pretty Little Thing Delyse Baby Blue Backpack - £15
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18/26
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light SPF 60 Sunscreen
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LLAGUT Mailbox III Haircalf Edition - €340
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Serge Lutens Lipstick - €70
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Zara Striped Shirt Style Tunic - $70
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ASOS Large Etched Hoop Earrings - $13
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23/26
Unique Vintage Red & Black Poker Chip Patent Vinyl Crossbody - $30
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ASOS Club L Plus Asymmetric Hem Dress In Crushed Velvet - $35
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Topshop Dream Espadrille Wedges - $48
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Eloquii Floral Cropped Pant - $90
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All photos by Diana Liu.
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