Fabulous French Style: A Step-by-Step Guide

Fabulous French Style: A Step-by-Step Guide

For decades upon decades, that classically chic quintessential French style has inspired the world. Although we may not all be French, us gals still want a slice of this Parisian pie!

With Paris Fashion Week around the corner, we wanted to give you gals a helping hand on how to achieve those ‘French it girl’ feels. We have included some styling tips and new item ideas to give you a simple step-by-step guide on how to really give your outfit a sprinkle of je ne sais quois!

First up, our number one tip would be: NEUTRALS ARE KEY!!! Go for shades such as Beige, Khaki and Navy. These colours are timeless and versatile so you can pair them with just about any other item in your wardrobe and still look fabulously French. We recommend our new Apron pinafore style in Khaki. This pinafore dress is the perfect pairing with a black roll neck, tights and your best boots…et voila.

Vintage-inspired French StyleNext, we look at the typical French style silhouettes, most of which don’t feature anything too fitted; therefore, tip number two would be LOOSE FITTING ITEMS. Here at Joanie HQ, we love pieces that you can feel comfortable and confident in - loose-fitting tees are a perfect solution. A boxy and slightly oversized tee can really class up your T-shirt and jeans combo. Emulate your icon by simply tucking something like our Audrey Tee into some wide-leg jeans like Lena and you’ll be the coolest gal at the coffee shop.

Vintage-inspired French Style

Number three on the list is get yourself a STATEMENT PIECE. As much as French style is relatively understated on the whole, a key styling tip is to dress up your classic look is to add a pop of colour or an ‘ooh la la’ accessory. To keep on track with the nautical neutrals theme, we have chosen our Agatha Jumper as a good example of this. The Agatha combines sleek stripes and a chic high neck to give you the perfect throw-on jumper, pair it with relaxed fit jeans or a flowing midi skirt!

Vintage-inspired French Style Jumper

Last but not least…GO BACK TO BASICS. You know those pieces that never fail to look good? The items you’ve had in your wardrobe for years? Well keep on keeping them, gals! Whether it be a crisp white shirt or a brushed cotton Breton stripe tee, they will always be timeless pieces that you can style in a number of ways, definitely must-haves for your capsule collection! The Dorcas Shirt in White is a perfect example of a staple piece and with the fun embroidered detail, it adds a quirky twist to a white shirt. If you’re wanting something more casual check out our Brett French Fries tee, it has a boxy shape and looks super cute with a denim skirt or some boyfriend fit jeans.

If you feature any of our suggested Parisian pieces in your French style look then be sure to use our hashtag #joaniegal or upload your pics to our gallery to give us gals some extra inspo!

Joanie x

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