Hey! You will never be French, but it’s alright,
at least you can pretend with these 9 must have pieces.
1. The Slogan Tee
If you’ve got something to say ? say it with a slogan tee & a french sexy slogan is even better. Just like it girl Camille Rowe, whether it’s a political or just a fashion statement you want to make, you can be a feminist, l’amant or a cherry bomb…
2. The Blazer
Single breasted or double, a blazer (vintage even better!) is a must have. Teamed with a basic white Tee or shirt and a pair of loafers and you will look as chic as the one and only Ines de la Fressange. You can also add a belt around your waist with nothing else underneath (or a lace bralette), a pair of cigarette trousers and some stiletto for a sexy YSL look.
3. The Breton Tee
When in doubt wear stripes, red, blue, pink, black… your breton tee is your best basic. And Editor in chief of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt knows how to make a statement with her basic striped top.
4. The Flirty Blouse
Silky or printed the flirty blouse is the perfect piece to elevate a look, teamed with a pair of high waisted straight leg jeans. There is nothing sexier than having a bit of the lace of your bra peaking out from your unbuttoned shirt. Need some inspiration ? Check out French babe Adenorah.
5. The pair of espadrilles
6. The “501”
Probably the most popular french girl’s essential. The “501” or the high waisted straight leg jeans. Super flattering, you can wear it with your favorite striped/slogan tee tucked in and a blazer or with your sexy flirty blouse. You got it ! This is your essential.
7. The basket :
Jane Birkin’s (ultimate French Icon) favorite accessory, the wicker/straw basket, is the perfect every-day wardrobe staple. Paired with a maxi dress and a floppy hat by the beach or with high waisted mom jeans and a basic T-shirt for a casual city-look. Jeanne Damas, French It girl shows you how to style the iconic Birkin basket.
8. The wrap-up dress
The ultimate go-to dress for any French babes. Style it with a pair of espadrilles and a wicker bag for a laid-back look or with a heeled sandal and a red lip for night-time. For an edgy look, team your favorite wrap-around dress with a pair of ankle boots and a biker jacket.
9. The cat-eye sunglasses