It’s no secret that we here at Who What Wear and our readers are enamored by the amazing and often elusive style of French girls. From their choice of shoes to the essentials they all own, we can never have enough intel on their wardrobes and thought processes when getting ready. And while we often turn to street style in order to analyze their elegance, today we thought we’d switch it up and look at some of France’s most fashionable celebs.
Scroll through for the top seven style secrets of our favorite French celebrities!
Charlotte Gainsbourg demonstrates how a minidress looks perfect when slightly covered up with a jacket and worn with ankle boots as opposed to strappy sandals.
While many women would add a belt, bag, jewelry, or all of the above, Clémence Poésy knows that her printed suit needs nothing but a pair of simple sandals to shine.
Manolo Blahnik Chaos Ankle-Strap Sandals ($725) in Black
Like Lou Doillon and her vintage-inspired jacket and clutch, the French are not afraid to choose the more interesting option at times.
Marion Cotillard’s menswear-inspired trousers prove to be the unexpectedly perfect complement to her blush top.
Caroline de Maigret consistently picks boots instead of stilettos—giving her looks even more of a cool factor.
Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Christian Dior
Next time you wear a blazer, take a cue from Mélanie Laurent and tastefully skip the shirt by buttoning up your blazer instead.
When Julia Restoin Roitfeld wears a statement Saint Laurent dress, she knows nothing else is needed.
MSGM Faux Pearl-Embellished Boucle-Tweed Dress ($965)
Which French-girl style secret will you try first? Tell us in the comments!