French girls have always set the tone for what we consider to be cool. When they add their touch, even something as basic as denim can feel revolutionary. After all, French women do know what they’re doing, which is why it comes as no surprise that they too would take an American classic like denim and make it their own. Such is the case for fashion blogger and Parisian dream girl Anne-Laure Mais of Adenorah, who has a way with charming us with her perfectly styled denim (have you seen her Instagram?). We wanted to know just how the same pieces of denim that we own look differently when she adds her special touch. The secret? Know what to add to your look and what to remove.
So when you hear the saying “less is more,” consider it the French girl mantra. Mais told us that she follows this rule when it comes to styling her AG's, so we're about to break down how to do just that.
Ahead, see how to French-ify your denim with AG's spring collection, all according to this Parisian.
Add: A Third Piece
A menswear blazer is that piece that feels like it was almost made for French women, right? The third piece pulls together any look, especially this one that Mais is wearing. She paired her blazer with her AG skinnies and cami, creating that chic French editor vibe that is always in style.
Don’t Add: A Trendy Piece
Mais explained that the way she approaches how she styles her denim is to just do what feels natural for her by telling us, “Be yourself; it is not necessary to follow all the trends, and the most important factor to finding your own style is making sure it feels the most you.” This nugget of advice is key, especially If you tend to go a little trend-happy. By keeping it classic, you already have one secret to French girl style down.
When you find yourself wanting to wear a denim dress, there really is no other way to dress it up than by pairing it with sleek black tights and heeled ankle boots. Without it, your outfit will feel like it's lacking an interesting detail. Mais explains that the tights make the look feel more feminine. "Parisian girls like to be comfortable but always in a super feminine way. That's why paying attention to small details (like adding a pair of tights) to a denim dress elevates my look."
Don't Add: Cliché Accessories
Though we know a beret may come back in style judging from one of the biggest shows at Paris Fashion Week, when it comes to everyday Parisian style, your best bet is to stray from going for cliché accessories. Consider pairing your look with something like a chic neck tie.
Are you ready to start taking Mais' tips for the ultimate French girl wardrobe?