During my time here in France I have deliberately avoided the whole "French Girl Style" thing that so many blogs like to rave about.
However, as my time in France is almost over I just couldn't resist doing one post on it!
As I have mentioned before (in my 10 Awesome Things About Living In France) French women are generally very well dressed. They also have a particular "style" which is what I am talking about in this post.
First I will go over some of the main rules that I see here in France, then pick out some quintessential pieces of French style!
- All Black Everything!
French girls love black! Black is default and amazing in their eyes- you can never have enough black!
If not black then your other neutrals- navy, white, tan, cream, camel, grey.
- Ankle is Awesome!
French girls love to flash a bit of ankle, which always adds a European twist to your outfit.
- Don't Show A Lot of Skin
Typically French girls don't show a lot of skin. If they are flashing the flesh they tend to pick one thing- not all at once. Don't have your boobs, legs and arms all out at once!
- Not Too Tight
French style is not too tight- the looser shapes add to the casual silhouette which is typical of French girls.
- Understated Chic
French girls are new outlandishly over the top- less is definitely more!
- Flats Are Your Friend
You very rarely see French girls in massive high heels- most girls wear flats or small-ish heels all the time!
Now you've seen my rules, let's show case some typical "French Style" pieces.