French Girls Do It Better – How To Dress Like One

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In honor of Paris Fashion Week we decided to take three French style icons and see what makes their style so distinctly Parisian chic and how you can recreate it.

Emmanuelle Alt

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The Editor in Chief of the most progressive editions of Vogue magazine is quite simple about her personal style and beauty routine. She knows what suits her well and has polished certain combinations to perfection over the years. One of the things we learned from her is that white jeans are a wardrobe must. They look so much dressier and cooler than regular indigo denim without any effort on your part. We love how she pairs it with a denim shirt for a look that whispers – “I don’t need to try too hard”. Also the French don’t celebrate Labor day, so they have no reason to stop wearing white in winter, just add a warm blazer of a classy coat when it gets chilly outside.

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Caroline de Maigret

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Despite her absolutely effortless style (no swanky blowouts or high-maintenance outfits here) thousands of girls all over the world are trying to emulate this models/record label owners/ authors look. Most often we see her with bedroom hair, a sexy smile and some sort of the following nonchalant combination: jeans, t-shirt, menswear inspired blazer. In her case it is the styling that makes all the difference. For casual outings she pairs her three staples with a pair of brogues or sneakers and when she needs a more elegant look with heels and a statement bag.

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Carine Roitfeld

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Carine has been one of the biggest style inspirations of the past decade from her groundbreaking provocative shoots for French Vogue and CRBook to her personal style. She is a great example of the fact that age is nothing but a number. Despite celebrating the big 60 last year she has not stopped wearing sexy fishnets, high heels and her signature pencil skirt and blouse combo. To make them more fashion-forward Carine interesting prints of textures such as leather or suede and adds a well-cut silk blouse of which she must have hundreds as her husband is the founder of the cult French blouse label Equipment. Don’t for get to pop the top buttons open for some of that seductive “je ne sais quoi” that French girls are so known for.

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To learn more about these ladies and their style check out

Vogue Paris

Caroline’s blog

CR Book