C’est Bon! The Parisian Styles of “Amelie”

Ah, Paris! Easily the most charming city in the world, it is at once old and new, big and small, classic and innovative. The City of Lights is often used as a film set, but perhaps never so fantastically as in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 romance “Amelie.”

Amelie is a sweet, shy waitress working at a restaurant in Montmartre. Her life is simple: from her delight in eating raspberries off her fingertips to the short bob she sports on her head. And her missive in life is equally simplistic— to make people happy. To make strangers happy, in fact. And ultimately, this leads her down a path towards love.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Parisian film without an element of style. She’s certainly not prancing around in haute couture on a waitress’s salary, but her wardrobe is timeless, pretty, functional, even retro at times. She doesn’t care to draw much attention, but her clothes reflect her true character’s self.

Here are some pieces I think Amelie would be smitten with.

Paris in the rain; is anything better? Source: Amelie Screencaps
Paris in the rain; is anything better? Source: Amelie Screencaps
From Paris, France to Omaha, Nebraska, everyone needs an umbrella. Why not make it cute? Source: EllaUmbrella
From Paris, France to Omaha, Nebraska, everyone needs an umbrella. Why not make it cute? Source: EllaUmbrella
And how about a red polka dot dress too, for good measure? This one is from Macy's.
And how about a red polka dot dress too, for good measure? This one is from Macy’s.
Amelie loves a good cardigan. Source: Screen Musings
Amelie loves a good cardigan. Source: Screen Musings
Love this subdued green for the fall, but it comes in an array of colors. Source: Macy's
Love this subdued green for the fall, but it comes in an array of colors. Source: Macy’s
You can really wear cardigans with anything: jeans, dresses, you name it. Source: Lord & Taylor
You can really wear cardigans with anything: jeans, dresses, you name it. Source: Lord & Taylor
Pretty in a white slip. Source: Verbena
Pretty in a white slip. Source: Verbena
It always feels luxurious to lounge around home in pretty things. Source: Bare Necessities
It always feels luxurious to lounge around home in pretty things. Source: Bare Necessities
I'm starting to suspect Amelie has an affinity for red. Source: Christopher Meurer
I’m starting to suspect Amelie has an affinity for red. Source: Christopher Meurer
Keep it simple! This tee is a mere $7. Source: Full Source
Keep it simple! This tee is a mere $7. Source: Full Source
Love this retro look. Source: Screen Musings
Love this retro look. Source: Screen Musings
These headscarves are cute... and super affordable. Source: Ebay
These headscarves are cute… and super affordable. Source: Ebay

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