If You Thought Emily in Paris Might Be Your New Style Inspo, You Were Right

Nayiri Mampourian
·6 min read

Every now and then, a TV show comes along that inspires us to take our wardrobes up a notch. From corsages to name necklaces, Carrie Bradshaw paved the way for so many of us to experiment with playful New York fashion-girl style, and now, we have Emily Cooper. Even if you haven't yet burned through the entire season of the buzzy Netflix show Emily in Paris (do not assume you'll be able to stop after one ep), I'm sure you know by now that people are falling for the titular character, played by Lily Collins. From the creator of Sex and the City, Darren Star's newest show focuses on Emily as she takes risks in both her style and her career as she lives out nearly every 20-something's dream of packing up and moving to Paris. As a fashion editor, I was beyond excited to escape with the show, and it's binge-worthy deliciousness certainly did not disappoint.

From influencers to fashion editors, it seems that Emily in Paris has already made an impact on our fall-outfit choices. There’s just something so charming about seeing those American-in-Paris outfits popping against that muted French backdrop, and it's inspiring our looks (doesn't hurt that Patricia Field was one of the costume designers on the show!). I reached out to six fashion people who I knew would have already watched the show to see which outfits they were feeling most. Their picks are so on point and also happen to be super easy to recreate. Keep scrolling to see how Emily's style is creeping into their fall looks.

Jeans and a white top are always a good idea, and Allegra Shaw agrees. When I ask Shaw what look she would recreate from the show, she immediately picks out this chic and classic ensemble Emily was spotted wearing in episode two. “Emily is bold with her style, and I love that. I’m definitely inspired by the use of interesting textures and prints. I’m definitely more a neutral kind of girl, but lately, I’ve been trying to add more interesting pieces into my outfits, and I think Emily does just that,” Shaw says.

Zara Halter Knit Top ($30)

Totême Studio High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($290)

Gianvito Rossi 105 Suede Pumps ($695)

Our resident senior editor Kristen Nichols has a serious knack for pointing out the newest trends in French-girl style, so naturally, I was dying to know what she thought of the outfits in Emily in Paris. There was one in particular that really stood out to her, and it was when Emily wears a red houndstooth blazer and a pair of over-the-knee boots. Nichols, who is the queen of chic, tells me that the show “is a fun escape to one of my favorite cities at a time when I can’t travel there in person. It has me thinking about all of the spots I want to visit next time I’m there and the Emily-inspired looks I’ll be packing in my suitcase.”

Isabel Marant Loiena Waxed Linen Bucket Hat ($275)

Alessandra Rich Sequin and Crystal-Embellished Houndstooth Tweed Jacket ($1675)

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Over the Knee Boot ($798)

There’s no denying that the show's costume design is superb and full of color, which is why New York City–based influencer Waikei Tong really gravitated toward this minidress look. “I love that Emily has a huge affinity toward color. I personally love wearing colorful outfits and coordinating fun color palettes, so her outfits on the show have been a great source of fall-fashion inspiration for me,” Tong tells me when I ask her why this specific outfit inspired her. I, too, am very excited to see more color incorporated into these outfits, especially with the more minimal details like the floral print.

Coach Suede Biker Jacket ($660)

Zara Printed Pleated Dress ($70)

Fila Disruptor II Premium Sneaker ($65)

I was so excited when I received word that Janelle Marie Lloyd, another New York City fashion influencer who I frequently Insta-stalk, was going to be part of this story. For those of us who follow Lloyd, we all are aware of her timeless style, which is why I'm not surprised to hear this yellow dress Emily wears while getting stuck outside the office is what’s inspiring her this season. I also love how she interpreted it to work for her own wardrobe. “For me, French-girl style means easy sophistication and femininity. My New York interpretation is still effortless but with a touch of edge,” Lloyd tells me. Worn with a jacket for chillier days, this look is perfect for any day of the week.

Free People Tropical Toile Maxi Dress ($120)

Bottega Veneta Leather Belt ($650)

Mango Squared Toe Leather Ankle Boots ($120)

I have to say, the minute I saw Emily wearing this red beret in her French class, I was on the hunt to pick one up for myself. Raeann Langas felt the same, and she tells me this black and white ensemble was really speaking to her. “Emily is brave and bold in both her personality and her style,” she mentions. Langas also made a point to tell me “Emily in Paris has me nostalgic about that feeling when you go to a new city and everything is new and exciting and you can be anyone you want to be—your true self can be set free. I think that translates to Emily's style in the show, and it inspired me to have fun with color and patterns, which is a bit out of my comfort zone.”

Aritzia Wool Beret ($35)

Zara Gingham Blazer ($90)

Zara Gingham Shorts ($40)

Like Emily, Los Angeles–based influencer Christa B. Allen has a knack for incorporating pops of bright color into her wardrobe. What I love about Emily’s style is that she always finds a way to add in a hat to her look and so does Allen. The bright-green coat Emily wore speaks to Christa’s love for styling with color, so she put together a bucket-hat outfit that is full of pops of pink and yellow. “When I think of Emily’s style, I think of a few specific elements: newsboy and bucket hats, scarves tied around the neck, short hemlines, playful boots, and chic coats,” Allen says.

Mango Double-Breasted Blazer ($60)

Lack of Color Wave Terry Cloth Bucket Hat ($99)

Mango Pleated Scarf ($20)

For more of Emily's chic and envy-inducing outfits, watch the trailer here.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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