The Eurochic look is one of those styles that is hard to define. But, you know it when you see it.
You will see the Eurochic style as you sit having a coffee at the airport, or you watch the buzz of the people going by and spot a woman who looks totally at home in her surroundings, yet also stands out from the crowd.
European outfits: A mix of styles
You are likely to find that you are drawn to more than one style personality. That is what makes your own style unique, and by combining elements of your main style personality with the other styles you are drawn to, you can create a style which is uniquely yours.
How to know if you have a Eurochic style?
If you aren’t sure about what style personality you are, you can take this fun style personality quiz to find out. Below are more ways to tell if you have a Eurochic style:
1. It’s hard to describe.
It is difficult to pin down exactly what the Eurochic style is, but it is seen on women who seem to look effortlessly stylish and hip.
2. You like to combine unexpected pieces together
If you have a Eurostyle, you like to combine more expensive timeless pieces with less expensive high street options. The way you put them together looks very sophisticated.
Eugenia @theeageofgrace above (read her style interview here) opts for a designer bag with her denim suit. You could easily mix and match items here as separates, and wear the pants with a white shirt and blazer, for example.
3. You are aware of trends but don’t always wear them
You exude a cool elegance and look stylish but understated. You will always be aware of what is currently on-trend and you might incorporate these trends into your closet, but it’s more important to you to find pieces which are well-made and well-cut, and which fit you perfectly.
4. You like neutral shades
You prefer neutral shades which coordinate with the other pieces in your outfit. You don’t like anything too gaudy.
5. You don’t buy on impulse
You’re very unlikely to buy pieces on impulse, but you do like to add items to your closet whenever you travel so that your outfits are totally unlike those of anyone else.
While you may have bought the pieces in your closet anywhere in the world, your style looks as if it has been honed in Europe.
You would look equally at home in any of the cities in Europe, whether visiting Milan, Paris, Rome or London, or strolling the streets of Capri.
Celebrities with European style
Celebrities with enviable eurochic style include Catherine Deneuve, Carla Bruni, Marion Cotillard, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Juliette Binoche.
You will see that they don’t necessarily seem to have to have a lot of pieces in their closet as they concentrate on quality and style.
While they are likely to have plenty of designer names in their wardrobes, they don’t like showing off their labels. They would consider that to be tacky.
Now, let’s take a look at some clothing, shoes and accessories you could put together this summer if you have a Eurochic style.
Eurochic style tops
As you like to concentrate on quality over quantity, you will want to make sure that your tops, as well as the rest of your closet, can be worn in many ways.
You are drawn to tops with have a structural element to them, so you may opt for some draping or asymmetry, or choose cropped tops you can layer over longer pieces. You will tend to have more neutral tops in your closet, but will choose the odd pattern or brighter shade too, particularly if it has an abstract or geometric element to it.
European look: jackets and coats
Like the rest of your closet, your jackets will be classic, but with a twist. You could look for zips, ruched sleeves, asymmetric detailing, subtle geometric prints, and sleeveless styles.
European clothing style: pants
The emphasis with the Eurochic style personality tends to be on tops, although you might choose to add an element of the unusual in your style with pants in a deep color.
Most of the pants in your wardrobe will be classic styles you can wear in a number of different ways. But, you will make sure they still have a trend-led element. So, you might choose a pair of wide-legged jeans or cropped flares instead of going for a straight-legged option
BCBGMAXAZRIA Crepe Trench Coat – J.Crew Garçon Cotton Voile Stripe Shirt – AG Farrah High Waist Bootcut Jeans – COS Leather-Trimmed Canvas Trainers – Tory Burch Small Eleanor Pebble Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag – COS Mismatched Pearl Earrings
European style dress ideas, jumpsuits & skirts
You are likely to be drawn to a number of different dress and skirt options. But, they all have things in common. You might look for asymmetrical elements such as a dipped hemline or flattering ruching. You will also look for quality fabrics such as silk or linen mixes.
Carmen @carmen_gimeno above combines formal and casual elements to create interest above, and adds catseye sunglasses, red lipstick and a roomy Gucci handbag.
Eurochic style shoes
Again, your shoes take elements of classic style and add a certain je ne sais quai. So, you may choose what would otherwise be a classic ankle boot, but opt for a style in a metallic shade or with an open toe.
You might take elements of a certain trend, such as snakeskin print, but you apply it to a classic shape. Metallic shades and sculptural heels will also add interest.
Anne Klein Faux Suede Asymmetric Jacket – M.M.LaFleur The Nora Top – COS Asymmetric Midi Wrap Skirt – Sanctuary Ready Peep Toe Bootie – AllSaints Allington Tote – Masai Copenhagen Akseline Print Scarf
Eurochic style accessories
As with the rest of your wardrobe, your accessories are well thought out to make sure that you can not only elevate your look, but that you can mix and match.
Rather than a classic, structured tote, you are likely to be attracted to a piece which has some slouch to it, in a quality fabric. Your jewelry is likely to be contemporary and geometric rather than a style you might see as more “old-fashioned”..
AllSaints Allington Tote – The Sak The Sequoia Hobo – Tory Burch Small Eleanor Pebble Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag – Jules D.Chunky Beads Necklace Set – COS Mismatched Pearl Earrings – Saint Laurent Crystal Embellished Frame Earrings – Masai Copenhagen Akseline Print Scarf
A capsule wardrobe of 9 outfits for the Eurochic style personality
Below, you can see the clothes, shoes and accessories from above together in a capsule wardrobe. You can easily change around the items to create many different outfits.
For example, wear the sleeveless coat and matching pants as a suit, wear the black and white blazer with the white pants, or the green top with jeans.
For more inspiration, take a look below at our past season Eurochic capsule wardrobe. You can see that Eurochic is a very timeless, yet bang up-to-date, way of dressing.
Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.
Brands for the Eurochic style
If you have a Eurochic style, or you would like to incorporate some elements from this look into your own outfits, brands to look at include:
Does the Eurochic style resonate with you? Do you have elements of this European style personality in your closet?
- The Ultimate Guide To Creating A Capsule Wardrobe That Works For You
- A Capsule Wardrobe And Style Guide For The ARCHITECTURAL Style Personality
- A Capsule Wardrobe For The Minimal Style Personality
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