French Fashion Style
Think French fashion style and the words CHIC and
STYLE immediately come to mind.
Paris is the cradle of fashion and still the
fashion capital of the world!
Every French woman appears to be born with
confidence and poise with the innate ability to dress herself stylishly.
Clothes that you choose to wear rather than those that wear YOU!
A Frenchwoman will never buy in panic but
assembles a wardrobe of quality classic and simple basics that will cope with
It is the addition of beautifully selected
accessories and fashion items which enable her to update and transform her look
from season to season.
IS ALWAYS MORE!
How a French woman builds her wardrobe
- A French woman is disciplined from youth to establish a collection of simple, classic, well cut and essential wardrobe items.
- Her wardrobe will usually be minimal, in neutral
colors, but always the best she can afford. Every item will fit to
perfection and be rigorously maintained and cherished.
- A French woman's priority is to choose clothes that flatter her body type
and shape. The result is timeless elegance with unmistakable STYLE!
French fashion style in every wardrobe...
This is an example of the essential French fashion style you are likely to find in every French woman's closet.
course colors, styles and shapes will vary but the colors will be
plain, the tones neutral and the shapes a modern classic. Most of the
items will mix and match.
cashmere sweater or cardigan - for both men and women
- a white silk shirt - the
ultimate layer with skirts or pants
dark tones - skinny for the young, straight/bootcut if more mature
simple black dress - that can be dressed down for work or dressed up for
The look is quite easy to copy - but it's very
disciplined. Pull together your basic essentials and you may be in a better
situation than you at first thought.
You may have to cheat with quality initially - and
you will probably need to change your mindset as we've grown used to expecting
a large and varied wardrobe which often presents more of a problem of what to
Quality over Quantity!
French woman will always place quality above quantity. The basic
essentials of her wardrobe are investment pieces for all seasons and she
will expect them to last.
never buys in panic but works to a plan to add only quality and versatile
pieces to her wardrobe. Natural fabrics are her first choice, wool or
linen, and they are expected to stand the test of time.
simplicity of style and color allows her to use her wardrobe basics to
full advantage. With the addition of a few current or colorful accessories
she will update and transform her look from season to season.
seamstress is her friend and ally, ready to adjust or alter a garment to
retain a perfect fit and to stay in vogue.
Create your own French Fashion Style
and probably a French woman's main extravagance! This is where French FASHION style is introduced
and her elegance shines. One single accessory can turn a simple
outfit into a chic statement!
a scarf for men and women, often black cashmere
- sunglasses even if on your head
heels or loafers/flats
- unobtrusive quality jewelry
We have grown used to expecting a large and varied
wardrobe. French fashion style with a minimal
collection of essential and quality basics simplify the thought process
and eliminate stress!
Establish your own basic collection so you're prepared for any occasion. Add the odd special accessory and you'll
present a more stylish presence every time.
Shop very carefully to achieve the best possible
quality on your individual budget.
What to look for...
- Simple classic styles in quality fabric
- Mainly plain fabrics limit to 2 colors
- Match top/pants or top/skirt
- smart shoes and accessories
- quality over quantity always!
What to avoid...
- Light blue jeans and sweatshirts
- Any kind of exercise clothing
- T-shirts with pictures or logo
A new season but no need to panic! Expand on your basics with additional neutral tones and accessories.
Just add two or three extra items to your basic wardrobe and you'll be ready for the epitome of French fashion style - Springtime in Paris!
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