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How to Dress Like a French Girl

by krismkoch

French women. I don’t know what it is, but let’s be serious, we all want to dress/look like/decorate like/be like them. And that’s the point — we don’t know what it is, but we want it. It’s that certain je ne sais quoi of French style that makes it so enviable. It’s the mystery. The inability to pinpoint exactly what makes it so chic is exactly what makes it so chic. It’s not overdone. It’s not calculated. It’s not complicated or contrived or showy. In fact, it’s so simple, it makes you wonder how it all looks so impossibly chic and glamorous. And it’s that kind of effortless elegance that makes French women the envy of women all over the world. The key is in its simplicity and subtly — that’s why unlike American style, it’s far easier to emulate than it seems. That’s really the genius of it, n’est pas?

THE GO-TO LOOKS

Flats with Ladylike Shift Dresses

Menswear with Feminine Twist

Ladylike Skirts and Neutral Blouses 

Year-Round Whites

Skinny Jeans and Blazers

Men’s Oxfords and Skinny Jeans

Chambray Shirts & White Jeans

Flared Jeans and Cropped Jackets

Black Minis and Neutral Tops

White Jeans and Button Up Shirts

Blazers + Striped Tees

Ladylike White Dresses + Heels

Tees + Skinny Jeans + Belts + Heels 

 

THE WARDROBE STAPLES

Ankle Strap Sandals

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lacooletchic.tumblr.com

Black Skinnies

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editorials-and-co.tumblr.com

Dark Flare Jeans

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stockholm-streetstyle.com

White Jeans

who what wear

who what wear

Ballet Flats

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wireimage

Men’s Oxfords

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harpersbazaar.com

Striped Tees

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rini-rini-.tumblr.com

Black & Navy Blazers

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stockholm-streetstyle.com

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pinterest

Striped Button-Ups

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stockholm-streetstyle.com

Black Trousers

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harpersbazaar.com

Over-The-Knee Boots

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bloglovin

Black Ankle Boots
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Leather Belts

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hiclikeherblogspot.ca

Neutral Sweaters and Tees

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fashionista.com

Chambray Shirt

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harpersbazaar.com

Cashmere Scarves

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who what wear

Classic Black Coat

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vanity fair

Navy Pea Coat

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style du monde

Quilted Jacket

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harpersbazaar.com

Tweed Jacket

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lamodellmafia.com

Denim Jacket

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thefashionspot.com

Black Pumps

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that kind of woman

Arm Party

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ideasforbeautypic.com

Black Mini Skirt

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thecolorstalker.com

LBD

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getty

Ladylike Shift

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getty

Fur Coat

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stockholm-streetstyle.com

Fur Vest

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vogue.com

Moto Boots

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tendances-de-mode.com

Cage Heels

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lacooletchic.tumblr.com

Silk Scarf

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thestylespy.com

 

THE SIGNATURE COLORS

Black & White

Navy

White

Black

Camel/Khaki

Grey

Green

Chambray

Stripes

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1 comment

AI August 14, 2019 - 11:46 pm

“I don’t know what it is, but let’s be serious, we all want to dress/look like/decorate like/be like them.”

Sorry — no. Their style is too masculine, too severe looking. Also, it is actually very easy to emulate: just adapt business casual as your everyday wear.

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