Très Très Chic: 5 Secrets to (Effortless) French-Girl Style

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It’s a fact: French-girl style is a total anomaly. Loved by most and interpreted by many, Parisian fashion has long been the subject of books, blogs, and social-media accounts, many of which are dedicated to mastering that seemingly effortless cool factor. And still, the mystery remains.

It’s hard to put your finger on the exact formula for emulating the free-spirited traits of these women, and that’s probably because it goes way beyond the fact that they’re sartorially savvy – it has to be their DNA. However, when it comes to style, that je ne sais quoi is easier to obtain than you may think. Read on as Savoir Flair dishes the dirt on five easy rules that’ll give your closet the Parisian twist it needs.

1

Oversize Your Outerwear

For French girls, fit is far more important than extra flounce, especially when it comes to outerwear. From structured blazers to floor-sweeping trench coats, oversized jackets are key to finishing off a look in effortless fashion.

2

Perfect-Fit Trousers Are Key

Wide-leg, flares, and extra-long lengths are the trouser silhouettes of choice for Parisian women. With that in mind, you’re going to need a pair of high-waisted, impeccably fit trousers if you’re considering overhauling your closet in favor of French-girl staples.

3

The Wrap Dress is a Closet Staple

The wrap dress is how French girls merge subtle with sexy to create that signature “I look amazing without even trying” look. The key to getting this right is opting for a flattering length and a style that doesn’t show too much skin. And if you really want to channel Parisian style, opt for a polka dot print.

4

Checks Are Your #1 Print Choice

What’s better than impeccable tailoring? Impeccable checked tailoring. Loved by stylish girls worldwide – but by French girls in particular – tartan, Prince of Wales, and plaid checks are a great way to incorporate print into a simple wardrobe. Navy or black-and-white tones are safe bets and will easily weave into your current wardrobe.

5

Keep Your Accessories Simple

When your outfit is so perfectly put-together, there’s no need to overdo it with garish accessories. Dainty gold chains, pendants, and rings are the perfect finishing touches – and always look expensive.

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