Fashion… French. Fashion was born in France. And there is no secret French fashion is chic, minimalist and timeless.
So if you want to crack the code to the French chic allure, read on and get the outlines of French style from your “bandeau” down to your “souliers”.
Secret 1: The statement jacket
Whenever you’re pondering your outerwear choice, opt for a statement jacket and don’t look back. French girls love a cool motorcycle jacket during daytime, and a chic velvet or embellished blazer for an evening night out.
Secret 2: Smoking hot
The smoking is the ultimate classiness in the French culture. It was invented by Saint Laurent in the 60s and still holds as much interest today.
Secret 3: Simple
It is undeniably the simple, uncomplicated, stripped down outfits that make the most impact. Think all black, one tone, neutral, minimal… elegant!
Secret 4: Show a little bit of skin… A little bit
A daring “décolleté” and too much leg is a fashion faux-pas my lovelies. However, showing off the shoulders, a bare back or slender legs (OR not AND, OK my dears?) can be very subtle and feminine.
Secret 5: Invest in timeless pieces
French girls have the smallest closets in the world. Not only because the apartments in France are smaller, but mainly because a genuine French girl knows where to put her money in. Ask any Parisian girl and she would tell you she owns a Chanel flap bag, ballerina flats (I am tempted to repeat Chanel again so here you go: Chanel flats) and a chic mini black dress (not necessarily Chanel).
Ok so if you can channel your chic attitude in timeless Chanel then please do. If not, you can look incredibly chic and elegant in many other brands. And no Gabrielle was not my grandmother’s bff.