I Was a VIP Nordstrom Stylist, Love Parisian Style, and Live in These 6 Items

We turn to Sandy Koszarek on a regular basis for sartorial inspiration. She built a storied career as a VIP stylist at Nordstrom and currently works on her blog, Stylish Sandy. So yes, she certainly knows what's up in the style department. Where does she often pull inspiration from? Well, like many of us, she turns to the French style set. After all, Parisians have that desirable je ne sais quoi approach to fashion with silhouettes that are often synonymous with words like "effortless" and "cool." 

Given Koszarek's love of Parisian style, she tends to gravitate toward items in her day-to-day life that are in line with staples many French women wear to achieve those easy and elegant looks. Below, Koszarek is sharing the items she lives in that are also go-to picks for people in Paris. Keep scrolling for more, including visual inspiration and shopping recommendations. 


"I wear ballet or slingback flats when I'm on the go like the Parisians. Whether paired with jeans or trousers, they look chic and effortless and can help you transition your wardrobe to spring and summer."

Button-Down Shirts

“A classic button-down shirt is a timeless staple and goes well with my favorite denim to create a look that's always on-trend. Whether I dress it up or down, this combination is comfortable and sophisticated."


"Blazers are a favorite staple in my wardrobe. To achieve that French polished look, I will pair a blazer with jeans, trousers, or a dress to complete my look with ease."


"Like a French wardrobe, jeans are a staple for me and my first choice when I want to look effortless. Whether dressing up for a night out or keeping it casual for a weekend brunch, wearing flattering denim and adding a blazer is the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication."

Wide-Leg Trousers

"The Parisians are known for their effortless style. So when I am packing for Paris or want to look effortlessly chic, trousers are my go-to choice. Not only do they add a touch of sophistication to any outfit, but they also offer a comfortable and stylish alternative to denim."

Trench Coats

"A classic trench is the perfect wardrobe staple for anyone who wants to stay comfortable and stylish, regardless of the weather. Put it over any ensemble to look instantly put-together."