8 Secrets To Dressing Like A French Girl
Now, after combing through photo after photo of effortlessly chic ensembles, we think we’ve finally cracked the code. Read on to get the secrets of French style, from your chapeau down to your chaussures.
Secret 1: Vive Le Smoking!
The seductive staple, invented in the ‘60s by Yves Saint Laurent, still holds as much sway today.
Photo courtesy of Miss Pandora
Secret 2: Less Is More
Sometimes it’s the stripped down, uncomplicated outfits that make the most impact.
Photo courtesy of Chic Muse
Secret 3: Flats Are Your Friend
Flats are the footwear of choice for a gamine French girl. Plus, they’re way more practical for maneuvering on cobblestone streets.
Photo courtesy of Mango And Salt
Secret 4: Keep Accessories Minimal
Take a subtler approach to adornment with minimalistic gold accents, like a delicate bar necklace.
Photo courtesy of The Blab
Secret 5: Stick With Your Moto Jacket
Whenever you’re pondering your outerwear choice, put on a motorcycle jacket and don’t look back. Trust us (or rather, the French girls): there’s nothing cooler.
Image courtesy of Cuillère à Absinthe
Secret 6: Leave It Undone
Whether it’s your shirt half-tucked with a few buttons undone or your boots folded over and left a bit unlaced, looking purposefully unpolished is a French art form.
Photo courtesy of Le Blog de Betty
Secret 7: Show Skin In Unexpected Ways
Showing décolletage and too much leg? Le boring. French girls much prefer less expected ways of baring skin, like showing off the shoulders or a bare back.
Photo courtesy of Be Frassy
Secret 8: Add One Alluring Piece
A body-skimming leather skirt feels even more intriguing when contrasted with a chunky knit sweater and sneakers.
Photo courtesy of Absolutely Glamorous
Louise Ebel of Miss Pandora
Deni Elias of Chic Muse
Victoria of Mango And Salt
Typhaine Augusto of Cuillère à Absinthe
Betty Autier of Le Blog de Betty
Jeanne Damas of Jeanne Damas
Coline of Et Pourquois Pas Coline
Alix of The Cherry Blossom Girl
Clara of The Working Girl
Audrey Rogers of Be Frassy