Ahh.. la femme française. They hold the secrets to the sartorial art form – looking purposefully unpolished. Subtle, sexy, with a mix of nonchalance and mystery, French girl style is all about achieving the right mix of effortlessness and polish. And since we want you girls to look très chic all the time, we’ve rounded up five simple tips to translate that je ne sais quoi into your lives once and for all. C’est cool, non?
Less is more
The French have been at the forefront of chic fashion for many years and this comes from the philosophy that they’ve practiced as their style mantra – less is more. It’s not always about the chunky necklaces, bright arm candy or wacky colours and patterns. Sometimes, it’s the simple, stripped down ensembles that make the most impact. Keep your accessories to a minimal and go for dainty necklaces or slim belts. This rule applies to make-up too! Keep your daily face paint job subtle with natural looking shades and lip colours.
Focus on fit
Cut is something that the French women obsess over. Bodycon dresses, tight pants or ill-fitting skirts are a major fashion no-no. Wearing clothes that flatter their bodies, they dress for their body type and are masters of slim-fit clothes that hugs and accentuates the body in all the right places. So next time you’re picking out a skinny pair of jeans, make sure they’re not one size too small!
A dash of red
A quick update that French women have swear by to take their look from casual to vava-voom is the perfect red lip. All it takes to to add that hint of glamour to your outfit is a crimson or scarlet hue that screams of sexy. So take your time to find that perfect shade of red that makes a statement.
Leave it undone
For French girls, looking like #iwokeuplikethis is all part of the game plan and is a cardinal rule to that’s essential to stick to before walking down the streets. Never button your favourite shirt all the way and tucking in one side of the shirt into your favourite pair of jeans is part-and-parcel of that effortless look. Flip your head over, tousle up those locks and you’re all set to take over the town the French way.
The right attitude
Great style is all about dressing for yourself and feeling confident. French women have such enviable style because they believe in this philosophy and walk the streets with their heads held high in confidence. Just like what French designer Yves Saint Laurent said, “Over the years, I have learnt that what is important in the dress is the woman who’s wearing it.”
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