On Dressing French

March 24, 2011


How to dress like a French woman

[I] have a secret fascination with French women. There is something so effortless about their style and I am trying to let go of some old, boring style habits to incorporate a bit more of that kind of flair into my life.

In an interview with InStyle magazine, Michael Kors (my ridiculously favorite designer) said that “…chic really isn’t about buying the right pieces but about creating the fantasy of looking like you didn’t need any help. You should look natural, so no one is quite sure how you did it.”

I love that.

It’s really and yin and yang of things that makes something interesting. A preppy cardigan sweater with a studded belt. The mixing of “dressy” with “casual”. Mixing masculine and ruffles. It’s the texture and the sensual that make things compelling.

Ines Fressange Parisian Chic A Style GuideThat’s why I love this graphic from Lonny Magazine. It’s inspired by Ines Fressage’s book, Parisian Chic: A Style Guide. I am going to work through each of these items and see how it plays out. It’s spring – time to mix it up, add some color and have a little fun, right?

Join me? Which one seems easy to try?

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4 Responses to “On Dressing French”

  1. Knighton Says:

    I’m liking #10 & #4. In fact, I think I have a Stones t-shirt in my closet and pearls in my jewelry box. 😀

    #7 makes me think of Meg Ryan in French Kiss, wearing that fabulous necklace with a white button down shirt. In the daytime. Tres chic.

  2. ashley Says:

    Oooooh, I really love the pearl necklace/rocker tee combination because I could walk in my closet and do that now. But I also like the jeweled sandals/jeans combo, because that means I can go shopping for shoes. 🙂

    • Pam Says:

      YES. It’s so easy to pull off, isn’t it?! You could totally do that.

      And do you really need a reason to go shopping for shoes? Just sayin’. 🙂