Ooh la la and how to get it

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French women are world-renowned for their style and glam­our but they’ve got some tricks. Here’s five of the best.

In­vest in qual­ity You won’t find French women root­ing through the rails in Pri­mark, H&M and New Look – their wardrobes are filled with ex­pen­sive, good qual­ity items that stand the test of time. In­stead of buy­ing cheap clothes of­ten, in­vest in one or two lux­ury pieces you can wear again and again. Cre­ate a cap­sule

A 2018 sur­vey found UK shop­pers own £10 bil­lion worth of cloth­ing they never wear. In France, stylish women ad­here to a cap­sule wardrobe. The French Five-Piece Wardrobe Plan of­ten con­tains a plain tee, time­less jeans, a tai­lored blazer, a state­ment skirt, and a lit­tle black dress. Par­fait. Buck the trends

Keep­ing up with the lat­est en vogue looks can be costly, es­pe­cially when so-called fast fash­ion goes out of style within just a few months. Em­u­late Parisian chic by avoid­ing trends that will quickly date, opt­ing in­stead for clas­sic lines, sim­ple colours and well-fit­ting in­di­vid­ual pieces that last from sea­son to sea­son. Earn your stripes

Yes, French ladies re­ally do love a Bre­ton stripe. Wear your nau­ti­cal t-shirts and jumpers with jeans – prefer­ably Levi’s – and you won’t look out of place strolling down the boule­vard. Up­date your look from day to night by adding a blazer and sim­ple court heels. Keep it sim­ple

Don’t over­dress, don’t clash pat­terns, and don’t over-com­pli­cate your look. The key to French style has al­ways been sim­plic­ity. As fash­ion icon Coco Chanel once said of ac­ces­soris­ing, “Be­fore you leave the house, look in the mir­ror and take at least one thing off.”

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