Day: October 22, 2020

How to nail modern French girl style better than Emily in Paris



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There’s certainly a sense of irony in putting together a guide to French girl style. The Parisian brand of effortless chic is intrinsic, not studied or copied. French girls form a personal relationship with their clothes, one outside of the world of trends and must-haves as dictated by fashion brands. And they live in their clothes, not simply wear them; it’s easy to do so when your wardrobe is full of timeless pieces. Through years of thoughtfully dressing up, French girls just know what makes them look good. Their style rules (and they do have them, despite the shrug of insouciance they may offer) are deceptively simple: go for a look that’s laid-back but never lazy, clothes that are special but never showy. It’s all in the fit, fabric and fine details, after all. As a new exhibition reveals, the spirit of French couturier Coco Chanel
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