8 Effortless French Style Basics For Your Wardrobe.

Effortless French Style

If you think of the chicest women in the world your most likely picturing beautiful french woman. French style is the epitome of elegance, they exude effortless cool. They look like everything they wear was carefully picked out and made just for them. Their signature style is always under-sated never over the top and never ever garish.

For decades we have been lusting over beautiful french women. Movie actresses and fashion designers such as Clemence Posey, Marion Cottiliard, Bridget Bardot and Coco Chanel but no matter what generation they all have one thing in common and that’s a great French style.

French women own their style they don’t follow fashion or trends, they know what looks good and how to put pieces together. There is usually one staple item that is the focal point of their outfit and everything else is subtly in the background but altogether works in perfect harmony.

But is this down to simple genes or can you be just as stylish as the french? Well as much as the french would have you believe that she doesn’t put any effort into looking good, she actually does but just makes it look effortless! In my opinion, the French style is the chicest style in the world I love it so much that I will be writing an entire series featuring, fashion, accessories and beauty.

I want to show you how you can get the same amount of style and elegance with a few simple and basic additions to your wardrobe.

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When you find the perfect t-shirt you can wear it with anything or under anything. I love wearing a slightly sheer fabric and in a  slight v-neck. This style, in particular, is gorgeous as you can wear it tucked in and with rolled-up sleeves.

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White button shirt

It never goes out of style a crisp white shirt that you can wear all year round. A pocket adds a bit of interest and always wear with a few buttons undone to show off your necklace.


The darker the better, most of the time women in France opt for dark denim or black colour jeans with the skinny, straight leg or vintage style. I’d say when it comes to jeans wear what you feel comfortable in but try to avoid ripped jeans and embellishment we’re not 17 anymore.


A leather jacket is a great way to add some edge to any outfit wear it with a basic tee and jeans combo or a floral ditsy dress (drape just over your shoulders for added sass). You can also add leather as colour or another item like a midi skirt or leggings. Adding a bit of leather will give you that badass french chic style to your wardrobe every time.

Floral Dress

Feminine and floaty, floral dresses are an absolute favourite and can be worn all year round. For Summer style opt for flat sandals or a pair of espadrilles. Winter style throw on black tights ankle boots and a leather jacket. The floral dress is perfect for strolling around the streets of Paris or dancing through fields of hay.

Slip Dress

Every French woman has a simple slip dress hanging in her wardrobe for any last-minute occasion. The Slip dress is a timeless classic that you can pull out of your wardrobe for many years.

Wear over a basic white tee for casual day look.


A blazer is a perfect item to have in your wardrobe to make a standard t-shirt and jeans outfit look a bit more refined. You can literally throw on a blazer any time of the year it will always look classic. Ruch up the sleeves for a laid back look.

Trench Coat

Of course, the most elegant jacket you could ever wear would have to be the Trench preferably a Burberry one but there are plenty of others look just as good. A double-breasted coat will flatter every shape.

As you can see with just a few staple items in your wardrobe you too can get that effortless French style. In my next post, I’ll be focusing on French Style Accessories. Now that we have the outfits sorted we will be needing the right accessories to complete the look.

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I hope that this article was informative. If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything further please get in touch. I’m happy to help.


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