Why Sylvie Is The Real Fashion Icon Of Emily In Paris
If you haven’t seen Emily in Paris yet - then word of warning it’s about as moreish as a box of croissants. However, for the initiated, who probably know this all too well, you’ll be well versed with the cast by now. The cast is made up of rememberable characters, including Camille and Mindy, but really, there’s one character who’s worth noting and that’s: Sylvie, Emily’s frosty, intimidating boss. Sylvie is the mythical French Woman incarnate. She is a mistress. She’s perfected the art of no-look-makeup and she’s the master of impeccably chic style. She is, we announce the unsung fashion hero of the whole show, and to prove it we’ve listed some of her best looks below.
Read on for a masterclass in how to emulate Parisian elegance.
The Slit Skirt
You might not be traipsing down an editorial office or a runway anytime soon, but that is not to say you shouldn't try one of Sylvie go-to pieces: the slit skirt. The alluring silhouette can be applied to minis, midis, and maxis alike, all of which Sylvie wears to be bring a flirtatious vibe to nearly any ensemble.
Our favourite slit skirt ensembles have to be in episode 6, when Sylvie wears a black slit dress by & Other Stories and in episode 7, when she’s spotted in a green Alexandre Vauthier one-piece dress - love.
In stark contrast to Emily’s bold and sometimes garish outfits, Sylvie’s looks are much more mature, sticking to neutral tones of khaki, olive-green, beiges and greys.
The Little Black Dress
A little black dress is a wardrobe must-have. Contemporary yet classic, on-trend yet timeless, a girl can never own too many. Proving that black is in no way boring, Sylvie’s looks often play around with statement jewellery, bold accessories and killer heels to create a strong, fierce look.