Chic, haute; chances are you’ve heard these French fashion words at some point. From red lips to striped tees, the French are all about embracing less-is-more as their everyday look. But what else makes up their approach to style? Read on for our tips on how to dress oh-so French, from fashion to lifestyle.
Less Black, More Color
An all-black ensemble may be très chic
, but color adds life to your look. Next time you’re deciding on a dress for prom
or a black tie wedding
, go for the one with sparkles or metallic for an unforgettable finish. Love the one above? Shop it here
Paris is known as the city of love, and it’s no surprise since a hint of fragrance is oh-so romantic! When getting ready, perfume is just as important to French gals as the outfit itself. No need to invest in a $100 bottle of Chanel; your signature scent can be anything that gives you that boost of confidence (not to mention smells oh-so yummy!)
Embrace Your Imperfections
The French are all about a natural appearance, from minimal makeup to simple outfits. As in: they don’t like to cover anything up, flaws included. So whether it’s your freckles or crazy laugh, learn to love the things that make you unique! Besides - who said those are imperfections
Have a Go-To
The secret to ultra-confidence? Knowing exactly what makes you look and feel AH-maze, whether it’s the way the color green brings out your eyes or how a mermaid silhouette makes you curves pop. Once you figure out your go-to look, rock it fearlessly, over and over again.
The French are all
about enjoying their leisure time. And let’s face it: we tend to be a little too plugged in to our phones, ipads, or fill-in-the-blank, leaving us distracted and in a frenzy. Next time you’re getting dressed for school or heading to your bestie’s house, just breathe and focus on the present moment. Sometimes, it’s A-OK to be fashionably late. After all, better to arrive late than undone!