The French have knowingly mastered a few things. One of these things is fashion. They can look effortlessly stylish, polished and beautiful all at once. Luckily, their minimalist look isn’t hard to achieve. When you’re clued in on the do’s and don’ts you’ll be flaunting fashion like a french in no time.
The Striped Shirt
The striped shirt is a classic. It seems the association of the French wearing stripes is cliché – but it’s true. A striped shirt can be considered an essential piece in a French woman’s wardrobe. Depending on your personal preferences or the weather a short or long sleeved striped shirt can be used in numerous ways. You can also pick from a variety of styles of shirts to make it your own. You can go modern with the boyfriend tee or more classic with a button-down. It also doesn’t have to be black and white.
The White Button-Down
This is an item that can be worn with everything. It also is an easy way to look more put together while still keeping it casual. Alternatives to a button-down is also an option: like wearing a white blouse.
The Plain T-Shirt
As opposed to the American’s style of wearing graphic tees; the French keep their shirts plain and simple. Often their looks are simplified through using less colour. The French stick to using white and black along with a splash of colour as an accent. If you want to go the plain t-shirt route: I’d focus on finding a style that’s more interesting and that fits you well to compensate for the lack of colour.
The Neck Scarf
From what I’ve heard the French don’t over-accessorize. As their colour scheme is more limited wearing a neck scarf for a pop of colour should suffice. It can also be used to add an interesting touch to your look – not just colour.
The Slim Jean
High-waisted, slim-fit or straight-leg; the French know how to rock their jeans. Obviously, jeans aren’t just a French staple so it all depends on how you style them. The high-waisted jean seems to be the most popular and for good reason: it is often the most flattering – elongating the leg and cinching the waist.