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French Style Tips From Inès de la Fressange

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Discerning fans of Parisian fashion will know Inès de la Fressange. Once a muse to Karl Lagerfeld and a long-time model and designer, her New York Times best seller Parisian Chic: A Style Guide is a coffee table staple for those seeking that lust-worthy French aesthetic.

Her new book, Parisian Chic Lookbook: What Should I Wear Today, out this month, documents not only the perfect outfits for every occasion, but her failsafe rules for making an everyday outfit a touch cooler. Check out her tips below, and give your wardrobe a bit of je ne sais quoi…

Buy Clothes In The Men’s Department

Nothing says cool like androgynous dressing, so layer oversized blazers and shirts with skinny jeans for balanced proportions, adding ballet flats for a feminine touch.

 

Pair A Straw Bag With An Evening Dress

Straw bags are a hot trend right now, with the most stylish French girls making them work that bit harder. Forget saving them for the beach – add to a maxi dress or glam midi for an unexpected twist on formal dressing.

 

Roll The Hem Of Your Jeans And Add Heels

Whether Current/Elliot or Frame, roll the hem of your denim for a flattering flash of ankle and add heels for a casual-meets-cool vibe. The top Parisian tip? Stick to boyfriend jeans for this look.

 

Sport A Motorcycle Jacket With A Chiffon Dress

French girls know exactly how to balance feminine and cool, and layering a leather jacket over a floral maxi is the easy shortcut. Stick to a cropped biker to create flattering lines.

 

Tie A Foulard Around Your Neck

Parisian style 101 mandates that a silk scarf is the ultimate accessory for adding a touch of glam. Take a leaf out of Olivia Palermo’s book and wear yours like a tie to brighten up an all-black edit.

 

Wear A Rock T-Shirt With A Pencil Skirt

The quickest way to make a vintage band tee look more grown up? Add a smart pencil skirt. Team with heels and pared-back accessories to nail that French girl minimalism.

 

Wear A Tuxedo Jacket With Sneakers

A favourite of the perennially stylish, adding white Stan Smiths to you smart tailoring gives your outfit a cool edge. We love the look with a suit, or team with jeans for a stylish everyday edit.

 

 

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