We'd be hard-pressed to find a style icon whose influence has made quite as long-lasting an impact on us as Jane Birkin. There's no denying that the fashion world was pulling major inspiration from the English-French actress's plethora of perfectly retro 1970s-era looks. The singer and model, whose effortless waves and fringey bangs are as classic as the outfits she wore, continues to provide the ultimate easygoing yet sultry style. Whether she was wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a satiny number, Jane Birkin always had a certain effortless vibe about her. So much so that there are a number of clothing items that have become synonymous with her. Birkin-inspired pieces like breezy off-the-shoulder tops, classic-cut jeans that will never go out of style, and, of course, the omnipresent basket bag that still remains so relevant. Although the je ne sais quoi of French-girl fashion often eludes us, today we're making it easier than ever to emulate the style of one of France's most well-known style stars.
Go on to see (and shop) the six pieces you need to get Jane Birkin style.
Nothing says straight out of the '70s like a pair of high-waisted flares, extra volume on the flare. Try a pair in corduroy or one with a button fly.
A sultry satin top is the French-girl nighttime pick. A deep V-neck and balloon sleeves make it ultra-flirty and very Jane Birkin–approved.
An adorable knit T-shirt dress like the sweet blush number Birkin is sporting here is pretty and so versatile.
Is there any piece more classically retro than a pair of lived-in blue denim? Jane Birkin makes a strong case for a slightly relaxed-fit vintage pair.
This breezy essential isn't just for summer. Try a white top with a wool skirt, leather boots, and a wide belt for fall à la Birkin.
Is anything more fitting to her iconic style than a woven bag? Though Jane wore one years ago, the actress undoubtedly inspired the basket tote's revival as of late.