Let’s be honest: When we see pictures of parisian girls in magazines we always get at least a bit jealous. They seem so cool yet chic and elegant, they just have the certain je ne sais quoi. And it’s true! You really can’t say what it is, that makes the french style so desirable to us. Maybe because the girls don’t look like their outfits were precisely put together but easy, effortless and sort of casual. Just as if they overslept and quickly picked anything random from the wardrobe together with last night’s party bag.
So, is there an untold secret of the french style? This ladies must know because they really master the parisian chic as they have it in their veins. We love to take their advices, also if they sometimes may sound weird at first…
1. Dress like a man!
Caroline de Maigret on her way to the Chanel show in a long military coat.
2. Leave your hair undone!
Even when attending a fancy event, like Charlotte Gainsbourg. It’s so much cooler that looking all prim and proper.
3. Go with jeans and a blazer!
The pairing as seen on Julia Restoin Roitfeld is a favorite one of the french girl.
4. Get bangs!
The typical french style hair is long, brunette, messy and with bangs, of course! See Lou Doillon..
5. Dress up your denims!
The french girl knows: denim can be worn at any occasion. Clémence Poésy shows off her old pants with a tweed jacket and Chanel bag.
6. Skip make up but go for bright red lips!
The red lips really typify the french style. So does the non-existent rest of the make up. Jeanne Damas’ look is neat with the right dose of vampiness.
7. Investigate in a long chain cross-body designer bag!
The bag is an important component of the french style outfit. Best opt for a rather small version as it is versatile, like Marion Cotillard did. The classical choice would be of course the iconic Chanel 2.55.