A peek into the fashion diary of a French girl

The French do it better, whether it’s food or fashion. French women have set standards for beauty and grace that are nearly unsurpassable. Their style is effortless yet so distinctive that you can’t help but fall in love with it. Christian Dior said, ‘The detail is as important as the essential is. When it is inadequate, it destroys the whole outfit.’ The idea is to look stunning without looking like you’re trying at all.

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Less is more

When in doubt, think of what a modern Coco Chanel would wear. One of her most famous style rules was, ‘before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.’ Your best bet to look fabulous is simplicity. If you’re wearing a statement piece, pair it with something minimal. Wear these studded pink and rose gold earrings with a little black dress and ballerinas to go with, to get that naturally chic look.

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Develop your own
signature look

Throw out the rule book on fashion; don’t just blindly follow it. Yes, France may be cluttered with your usual Zara’s and H&M’s around every corner, but the French know how to keep it classic. Figure out what looks best on you and how you can formulate your personal style to bring out who you are. Your style should speak about who you are and be an extension on yourself.

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It’s all about feeling fit

Layers add that edge to an outfit by creating a sharper silhouette. And layers do not have to formal to look dressy. Invest in a clean-cut, dark sports jacket to layer your outfit and look trendy in a classic way. You can wear your sports jacket anywhere from brunch on a cold winter afternoon to the airport during your numerous travel expeditions across the globe.

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Mix dressy with casual

Pair these smith bead chain heels from Coach with this blue and white striped shirt dress from Splash and look ready to strut the streets of Paris. Can’t you just imagine yourself sitting in a little French Bistro in a remote 14th arrondissement location sipping on Bordeaux wine in this cute little outfit?

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