It’s so bad it’s good. The Netflix guilty pleasure Emily in Paris has even been nominated for two Golden Globes, despite the hammering the show received from critics. I just can’t stop watching it. Besides Emily, Camille, and Gabriel’s love triangle, the Emily in Paris outfits put me on a serious rollercoaster of emotions.

Here’s a definitive ranking of Emily, Sylvie, Mindy, and Camille’s outfits from best to worst, to help you process what the hell just happened.

1. Camille’s Fashion Faceoff

Emily and Camille standing next to each other outside of Emily's apartment. Emily (left) is wearing a plaid white jacket, pink beret and skirt, and white boots. Camille (right) has her hair in a high ponytail and is wearing a white ruffled shirt, wide-leg jeans, and chunky heels.
[Image Description: Emily and Camille standing next to each other outside of Emily’s apartment. Emily (left) is wearing a plaid white jacket, pink beret and skirt, and white boots. Camille (right) has her hair in a high ponytail and is wearing a white ruffled shirt, wide-leg jeans, and chunky heels.] Via Netflix.
I love a good chunky heel. And a high ponytail. And a ruffled shirt. And wide-leg jeans. Seriously, I love just everything about this outfit. Despite the fact that there are major tensions here, all I could think about was Camille’s outfit.

2. Camille’s Denim Attire

Camille stands by her car talking to Emily. Camille is wearing a black beret, denim jacket, jeans and red top
[Image Description: Camille stands by her car talking to Emily. Camille is wearing a black beret, denim jacket, jeans, and red top.] Via Netflix.
Let’s be real, everyone is always dressed up on this show. It makes me feel a little insecure when I’m watching this show for the third time on my couch at 5 pm, still in my pajamas. Camille is giving me all of the casual Parisian vibes we need here.

3. Emily’s Office Ruffles

Emily sits in an office with her hands out and an excited expression. She's wearing a plaid red jacket with a white ruffled shirt.
[Image Description: Emily sits in an office with her hands out and an excited expression. She’s wearing a plaid red jacket with a white ruffled shirt.] Via Netflix.
Yet again, a good ruffled shirt.  For once, Emily gives us a break from her usual pattern on pattern fashion choice by giving us this somewhat simple outfit.

4. Mindy’s Animal Print Galore

Mindy (left) drinks an alcoholic beverage next to Emily (right) who holds her glass and is talking. Mindy is wearing an animal print folded blazer styled dress. Emily is wearing a green metallic jacket and pink scarf.
[Image Description: Mindy (left) drinks an alcoholic beverage next to Emily (right) who holds her glass and is talking. Mindy is wearing an animal print folded blazer styled dress. Emily is wearing a green metallic jacket and pink scarf. ] Via Netflix.
I absolutely love a folded blazer styled dress. Mindy, just like Emily, isn’t usually one for matching her outfits, so major brownie points for giving us a different look.

5. Camille’s Chic Plaid Attire

Camille is walking and smiling and wearing a beige check dress
[Image Description: Camille is walking and smiling and wearing a beige check dress] Via Netflix
Oh Camille, so effortless, so chic. I would put it higher up on the list because I absolutely adore this outfit, except for the fact that I’m not sure I could pull this off, so I’m a bit salty.

6. Emily’s Chic Cafe Coat

Mindy (left) and Emily (right) sit at a cafe. Mindy is wearing a blue shirt tied around the waist over a white top and shorts. Emily is wearing a green coat.
[Image Description: Mindy (left) and Emily (right) sit at a cafe. Mindy is wearing a blue shirt tied around the waist over a white top and shorts. Emily is wearing a green coat.] Via Netflix.
Let’s just take a moment and clap for how good jewel tones look on Emily, especially paired with this printed neck scarf. However, I had to dock a few points for the shoes. How about a classic white sneaker? Sorry, Emily.

7. Sylvie’s Timeless LBD

Sylvie (left) stands next to one of her employees (right). Sylvie is wearing a black dress with a black belt around her waist. The employee is wearing a light blue shirt with a dark blue blazer.
[Image Description: Sylvie (left) stands next to one of her employees (right). Sylvie is wearing a black dress with a black belt around her waist. The employee is wearing a light blue shirt with a dark blue blazer.] Via Netflix.
Sylvie is always for the classic and timeless outfits and I’m definitely here for it. The statement bracelet and the thick belt makes this outfit for me. A square neckline? Yes, please!

8. Emily’s Nod To Audrey Hepburn

Emily standing on a staircase wearing an off the shoulder black knee-length dress
[Image Description: Emily standing on a staircase wearing an off the shoulder black knee-length dress] Via Netflix
I don’t know if it’s because of the major girl power Emily gives off in this scene, but this girl looks like she should be on stage, performing in Swan Lake, herself, because goddamn girl, you look good.

9. Sylvie Strikes Again With An LBD

Sylvie at a party wearing a black mesh dress, holding a cigarette in one hand and a black clutch in the other.
[Image Description: Sylvie at a party wearing a black mesh dress, holding a cigarette in one hand and a black clutch in the other.] Via Netflix
Again, a timeless look. Sylvie is usually for the gold jewelry, but here she switches it up with some silver pieces. Also, who doesn’t love a good mesh dress for an event that happens to be for the man you are sleeping with and his wife?

10. Emily’s Hot Pink Attire

Emily, Sylvie, and male coworkers review Antoine's scents for a client. Emily is wearing a pink dress, Sylvie is wearing a black patterned top and black skirt, male coworkers are wearing shirts and blazers.
[Image Description: Emily, Sylvie, and male coworkers review Antoine’s scents for a client. Emily is wearing a pink dress, Sylvie is wearing a black patterned top and black skirt, male coworkers are wearing shirts and blazers.] Via Netflix.
I had to bring this outfit further down than I wanted to because, truly, I would want this outfit for myself if it wasn’t for the hot pink. The two-piece look has been a staple trend for years now, and Emily is bringing justice to it.

11. Emily’s Casual Look

Emily is standing and talking to Camille with a worried expression on her face. Emily is wearing a pink beanie, hoop earrings, multi-colored sweater, and black jacket.
[Image Description: Emily is standing and talking to Camille with a worried expression on her face. Emily is wearing a pink beanie, hoop earrings, multi-colored sweater, and black jacket.] Via Netflix
Um, why doesn’t Emily wear big hoops all the time? Here, her hat and earrings are definitely pulling the weight of the outfit. Finally, a little color stabilization, and not a loud jacket that makes my eyes go out of focus.

12. Mindy’s Floral Dress And Accessories

Mindy sits at a table with Emily. Mindy is wearing long earrings, a black choker, drop necklace, and a pink floral dress.
[Image Description: Mindy sits at a table with Emily. Mindy is wearing long earrings, a black choker, a drop necklace, and a pink floral dress.] Via Netflix.
It’s often Mindy’s accessories that bring her outfits down for me, and this is definitely one of these instances. Cut out the star earrings, the green purse, and the necklace, and this outfit would be tré chic.

13. Emily’s Sunny Yellow Attire

Emily sits on a park bench with her hands out and a frustrated expression on her face. Emily is wearing a long, yellow dress that features a pattern in black and a black belt around the waist.
[Image Description: Emily sits on a park bench with her hands out and a frustrated expression on her face. Emily is wearing a long, yellow dress that features a pattern in black and a black belt around the waist.] Via Netflix.
Normally, I would be all for Emily in yellow, but the yellow and black combination is not for me. I’m not quite sure why. Maybe an internalized fear of bee stings from my youth? I will check in with my therapist later about that.

14. Emily’s First Day At The Office Look

Emily stands with an excited expression in her office. Emily is wearing a shirt with an image of the Eiffel Tower and a green patterned skirt.
[Image Description: Emily stands with an excited expression in her office. Emily is wearing a shirt with an image of the Eiffel Tower and a green patterned skirt.] Via Netflix.
Okay, Emily. I can forgive you for this one. You just got to Paris, you must be jetlagged, and maybe you need sleep, but this is just not working.

15. Emily’s Wining And Dining Attire

Emily sits with a glass of wine at a table. Emily is wearing a black, jeweled collar and jacket that features images of shoes.
[Image Description: Emily sits with a glass of wine at a table. Emily is wearing a black, jeweled collar and jacket that features images of shoes.] Via Netflix.
I’m not even sure what to say here. Save the shoes for your feet.

16. Emily’s Crop Top And Jeans Selfie Look

Emily (right) and the boulangerie owner (left) take a selfie for her Instagram. Emily is wearing a hat, white crop top, and jeans. The boulangerie owner is wearing a blue patterned shirt dress.
[Image Description: Emily (right) and the boulangerie owner (left) take a selfie for her Instagram. Emily is wearing a hat, white crop top, and jeans. The boulangerie owner is wearing a blue patterned shirt dress.] Via Netflix.
Individually, maybe each of these pieces would work. But together, it’s truly a catastrophe and I’m not sure I will ever be able to recover.

17. Mindy’s Shirt And Denim Shorts Attire

Mindy (left) and Emily (right) sit at a cafe. Mindy is wearing a blue shirt tied around the waist over a white top and shorts. Emily is wearing a green jacket.
[Image Description: Mindy (left) and Emily (right) sit at a cafe. Mindy is wearing a blue shirt tied around the waist over a white top and shorts. Emily is wearing a green jacket.] Via Netflix.
Mindy, Mindy, Mindy. What am I to do with you? I’m trying really hard, but this outfit is just making it so difficult for me.

18. Emily’s Green and Pink Galore Look

Emily walks into the office holding a bouquet of flowers. Emily is wearing a green metallic jacket over a pink and green dress.
[Image Description: Emily walks into the office holding a bouquet of flowers. Emily is wearing a green metallic jacket over a pink and green dress.] Via Netflix.
After seeing this outfit, I wonder if Emily has opened up a Justice brand store on the streets of Paris.

19. Emily’s Mish-Mash of Colors

Emily stands at Sylvie's door with a shocked expression on her face. Emily is wearing a blue cardigan over a white top, and a khaki camouflage skirt with pink lace trim.
[Image Description: Emily stands at Sylvie’s door with a shocked expression on her face. Emily is wearing a blue cardigan over a white top, and a khaki camouflage skirt with pink lace trim.] Via Netflix.
I have no words. I am left absolutely speechless.

Okay, so the outfits are a wide range of extremes, but who cares, I still am going to watch the hell out of the second season.

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  • Aliza Schuler

    Aliza Schuler is a sophomore student at American University studying Film and Media Arts and Creative Writing. When she's not adapting her personality to be more like Jess from New Girl, she's advocating for women's rights, swimming in the ocean, doing yoga, skiing, or working on a craft kit from Etsy. Your favorite in-house comic, Aliza specializes in making jokes at all the wrong times. Apart from school, she advocates for people in period poverty and writes satire for her university newspaper. No matter the circumstances, you can always find her biking around Northern California in her ridiculously kiddish watermelon helmet.

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