Have you ever wondered why French style is so popular and admired by people from all over the world ?
Well, it's this effortless yet elegant vibe that is so precious. It's not about how high your heels are, how glittery your dress is but firstly an attitude, a presence.
As the opposite of Italian or British fashion, French fashion is the anti-bling.
If you go to the streets of Paris, for example, you will notice that most women wear minimalist pieces and sober colors . Maybe a bit of red lipstick, eye liner, and they're good to go.
The easier, the better.
- Start making simple combinations like a white tee + a blazer + a pair of jeans + colored flats/heels. When you feel comfortable enough, try to experiment with printed scarves, hats, colorful bags, graphic tees, statement necklaces and associate them with basics... The combinations are endless.
Don't bother your head too much and have fun with it
Keep in mind that : A nationality doesn't define your style, your attitude and fashion choices do ! Speaking of that, I have an American and a British friend that dress way better than me. So you see, being french doesn't mean anything more than a different passeport or a different accent haha :)
To give you a better idea, here are a few examples that scream French Style
Actress Clémence Poésy (below) is one of the biggest French style icon
Two or three gold/silver bracelet add a delicate, sophisticated touch
Catherine Deneuve or the French icon par excellence
The little black dress : A staple piece
A nice fedora hat : make a simple outfit really stand out
Messy bun : Frenchies best friend
Don't always wear black or grey ! Sometimes, a pop of color is a good idea to brighten your look
The scarf, a great accessory on top of anything
And most important, be confident about your style, it does make a difference
So here you go ! I did my best to define French style. Maybe it's wrong but it is how I personally see it.
I really hope it helped !
If you have any additional questions, don't mind to ask :)