5 Outfits That Make Dressing Like a French Girl So Easy

We've said it before, and we're saying it again: Caroline de Maigret is the epitome of chill French style. The effortlessly chic Parisian—who's literally written the book on what that means—is a Lagerfeld Chanel muse, a model, and a constant source of fashion inspiration for us.

In a recent shoot with Semaine, the 42-year-old trendsetter wears five simple, laid-back looks that capture that French-girl je ne sais quoi quality and prove she's the poster girl for it. "Fashion is, first of all, meant to be a pleasure," she tells Semaine. De Maigret also explains that her fashion sense comes from her not wanting to go the "girly" route.

"When I was in college, I began to wear my brother's trousers, and people told me it was really cool, so I figured it suited me well. My style followed the music I listened to," she muses. "I had a gothic phase, and then grunge with the rise of Nirvana. I listened to punk music very loud and went to Elysée Montmartre all the time for Alice in Chains or Fugazi gigs. I wore check shirts and too large ripped jeans. Now, I'm also a mix of all those musical experiences."

What's her wardrobe like these days? A little edgy and totally laid-back. Ultimately, it's just what we'd want to copy. Keep scrolling to see the photos of Caroline de Maigret's shoot for Semaine.

Which one of Caroline de Maigret's looks is your favorite? Tell us in the comments, and then click over to Semaine for the complete feature.