The 3 Rules Of French Girl Style
There is no better way of describing French girl style than ‘effortlessly chic’. Insouciantly sexy, artfully dishevelled yet effortlessly pulled-together, the Parisian look is one that females all over the globe strive to emulate and the good news is, is that injecting some je ne sais quoi into our wardrobes is easier than you may think.
French girls are renowned for not following trends and instead focusing on style, with a wardrobe full of wear forever basics and a few statement pieces. In essence, when emulating French girl style, you want to throw out the fashion rule book and instead follow just a few key lessons on personal style - here’s what you need to know.
(1) Romantic Lace Designs
French girls aren’t afraid to show off their femininity. Despite lace having a bad rap over the last few years, French girls prove that lace doesn’t always have to mean old-fashioned or boring. Parisian icons like Jeanne Damas are often spotted in lace designs that are anything but like your grandmothers. Shop some of our favourite Parisian-approved lace designs below.
Just like lace, French girls have made ruffles cool again. You’ll notice however that they’ll pair a ruffled piece with something masculine - from a leather jacket, boyfriend jeans or cigarette trousers, which stops the look from becoming too twee.
Famous blogger Alexa Chung is also a big fans of ruffles.
In practically every French girl’s closet, you’ll be able to find a breezy floral dress or skirt. Two staples that are the cornerstone of French girl style, you would have spotted thousands of pictures of French girls like Jeanne Damas or Anne Laure Mais (Adenorah) wearing either. Timeless in style and easy to dress up or down, pair with espadrilles and a woven basket bag, adding some gold jewellery for the evening.
There’s no easier way of emulating French girl style than with Patou. Based on principles of sustainability, longevity and with a focus on staples that are all about enduring style over trends, the brand is the essence of Parisian style embodied.
Simple and elegant yet full of interesting details such as ruffles and frills, each piece is made from sustainably-sourced fabrics and materials including organic cotton, recycled polyester fibre and soft and comfortable wool. Shop now and expect to wear each piece for seasons to come.