Wearing my Breton striped dress today has got me dreaming of my summer vacation in Provence. French girls are an effortlessly stylish bunch, and while traveling around the surprisingly large country, you have a vague feeling of outfit inadequacy ...
It’s no secret that the French generally choose a predominately neutral palette of black, blue, gray and a little bit of white. This seems like a good place to beging myy French styley transformation. French h women tend to look to the classics, with just a few nods ds to the new season’s looks. The current style icon is the new French president’s wife, Brigitte Macron. She’s rocking it in the fashion stakes and breaking a few w “First Lady” dressing rules in the e process. The must-have, classic tailored jacket is paired with mininiskirts and leather pants. There’s always an edge with her basics.
Luckily for us, the staple of any Parisian wardrobe—the jacket—has been spotlighted byy many a designer including Isabel Marant and Calvin Klein. Many were in shades of black and gray with wide shoulders. To fuse a little to your look, add a wide belt and cinch in the waist à la Phillip Lim.
If you’re talking French style, you can’t get away from the quintessential house of Christian Dior. Celebrating its 70th birthday and with a major exhibition Christian which opened in July runs until the end of January 2018. Maria Grazia Chiuri—the first woman to head up Dior—is revitalizing the brand with a strong,g bold look that traditionally has femininity at its c core. For her fall collection, every outfi fit sent down the catwalk was finished o off with a black leather beret. Rihanna s showed up for the show already donn ning this traditional French head topper an and looking fierce. How French!
All said and done, nothing says chic m more than the ability to create your own loo look. The idea is to find the real you, not be a product of fashion moments. This is s something French girls seem to be bor born knowing. It might seem incredibly ma masterful but certainly not unobtainable.
Beret s ruled t he runway at Dior ( above) while cinched- waist s rocked Phillip Lim’s FW 2017 collect ion ( below).