Plus Size on a Budget – Parisian Chic

A plus size Parisian chic outfit for summer and on into the fall.  This is another look from my “on a budget” series.  Before getting into the details, I want to prevent some anticipated feedback.  So please keep these things in mind:

Plus Size on a Budget – My “Disclaimer”

  • “Budget” is relative.  Some people easily spend $300 on sunglasses, while other people allocate $300 for their annual clothing budget.
  • You may be able to find these items elsewhere for less.  These are just some “budget-friendly” finds I have come across.  And I typically don’t link to clearance items because they sell out and then people are disappointed.  Also, I have no way of linking to thrift stores, but obviously if you want to check out your local thrift stores, I think that is a great idea!
  • Recycle & reuse.  As with all of my posts, I hope that you can use pieces you already have in your wardrobe.  Additionally, I assume that you can reuse all of the pieces below in other combinations with things in your closet to create a variety of looks.  Meaning, I think it is unfair to judge the expense of one outfit as though that is the only way to wear the pieces.

Plus Size on a Budget – Parisian Chic

Plus Size on a Budget - Parisian Chic - Distressed Jeans, Scarf, Striped Top, Red Flats, Bucket Bag - Plus Size Summer into Fall Outfit Idea - alexawebb.com #plussize #alexawebb

Parisian Chic

I haven’t been to Paris in a long time.  Le sigh.  But, from what I remember, everyone was SO cool.  The street style was priceless!  This was before the days of Lookbook.nu and Instagram, so I honestly feel like I hadn’t really been exposed to such style.

It was as though the Champs-Élysées was a catwalk full of beautiful women who looked effortlessly put-together.  I spent some time in the garment district of Manhattan and even other European cities as a kid but Paris was another level.  I hope to get to go back someday!  I digress…

This look is all about the “je ne sais quoi” factor.  It is hip yet classic.  And it’s also comfortable and easy.  It’s something I can see myself wearing on the Trocadéro, trying not to look like a tourist, while obviously taking selfies with the Eiffel Tower.  I think they’ll still know I’m an American, even with a baguette under my arm.  Lol.

Plus Size on a Budget – Outfit Details

The scarf is the pin that holds this look together.  Wear it around your head, wrapped around a low ponytail, or even around your neck.  See some examples here.

The boat-neck striped top is a Parisian staple.  I have also heard them called a French Sailor’s shirt.  While the cigarette pant is a great choice for Paris, I have to be me and do some jeans.  These plus size distressed jeans remind me of the much pricier “chewed hem” jeans from J.Crew I featured in this look.

And finally, the pièce de résistance: the pop of red in these chic red flats.  They are similar to these Naturalizer d’Orsay flats that I love, but at a fraction of the price.  Oh la la!

Plus Size on a Budget – Parisian Chic

Plus Size on a Budget - Parisian Chic - Distressed Jeans, Scarf, Striped Top, Red Flats, Bucket Bag - Plus Size Summer into Fall Outfit Idea - alexawebb.com #plussize #alexawebb

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Plus Size on a Budget – Parisian Chic

Plus Size on a Budget - Parisian Chic - Distressed Jeans, Scarf, Striped Top, Red Flats, Bucket Bag - Plus Size Summer into Fall Outfit Idea - alexawebb.com #plussize #alexawebb

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