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9 Style Secrets We Should Steal From The French

9 Style Secrets We Should Steal From The French

French ladies, with their individual style and distinctive looks, have created a league of their own! They are bold and courageous while being bashful, sombre and silken. How do they do that?

Keeping that in mind, for this list today we have narrowed down some of the top tips you can borrow from the French to add to your own personal style statement. These sneaky little details will get you right on track to achieve an appeal, that solely belongs to you. From sleek pantsuits to androgynous looks, we have the lowdown right here!

1. A Penchant For Random

The French-American model and actress Camille Rowe- Bel describes her closet as a mix of preppy and bohemian. Her style is filled with the same touches of randomness that she absolutely adores!

Camille’s yellow bottoms caught your eye? Get your own yellow pop number with this ASOS Utility Wide Leg Trouser with Paperbag waist for Rs 3,012. Buy it here

2. The Touch Of Androgyny

French IT girl Clemence Poesy is notorious for her androgynous twists! Why does she do it? Because it looks so damn cool! Adding elements like oversized sweaters, boxy jackets, crisp button straight line button downs will ensure you nail the style!

In need of a crisp white button-down? Recreate Caroline’s look with this G-STAR RAW White Shirt for Rs 4,400. Buy it here

3. A Loud Sexuality

If French films are any indication, the people there love to express their uninhibited sexuality. Fashion thus becomes one of the outlets for the same and the ladies are especially a fan of fitted and flattering silhouettes, that are snug on their figures. So go ahead and dare to wear your sexiest outfit!

Get Adele’s sultry look with this Kazo Navy Blue Coloured Solid Bodycon Dress for Rs 3,990. Buy it here

4. Unique Personalised Looks


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A big part of their personal identity is the way they choose to dress. Fashion royalty Lola Rykiel considers it ridiculous to be dressed in latest trends or outfits put together by someone else! The result, a plethora of unique personalised looks tailored to one’s personality!

Love Jeanne’s red bottoms? Get the look with these MANGO Red Solid Regular Trousers for Rs 2,390. Buy it here

5. Gotta Love That Beret


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Talking about French fashion warrants a mention of this popular accessory! The pole bearer of traditional French styling, the beret will get you to fit in with the Parisian look with no sweat! How about reserve a slot on your next boozy brunch?

Drooling over Adenorah’s chic beret? Get your own French beret for Rs 2,009. Buy it here

6. Their Love For Horizontal Stripes

The horizontal stripes, or the ‘Breton’, is a wardrobe staple. Traditionally in navy and white, the look has been adapted in various forms and colours. And why not, considering the fact that horizontal stripes make you look leaner and add height to your frame!

Get your statement stripes on with this Tommy Hilfiger Blue & White Striped Top for Rs 2,849. Buy it here

7. Neutral Palettes

Regardless of age, French women prefer to dress in grown-up neutral palettes in their everyday lives. This, with sporadic dashes of colour in the form of accessories, is what makes the look ‘oh so French’! Incorporate these tonal changes in your wardrobe and watch the compliments flow!

Wish to step in beige like Constance? Get your own strappy number with these Steve Madden
Beige Ankle Strap Stilettos for Rs 4,900. Buy it here

8. Smoke Suits


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Fashion powerhouse, Yves Saint Laurent put a woman in a suit in 1966, a time when such a thing was unheard of! It was a tuxedo style pantsuit called ‘Le Smoking’ - it burst of sex appeal never witnessed before. Since then you would find French women skipping the gown for a sleek number, like the one donned by Lou Doillon.

Create a fine set with this Millie Mackintosh Anoda Pant for Rs 6,022 here and a Millie Mackintosh Wren Blazer for Rs 8,603 here.

9. Statement Shoes

Do we really need to call on this? Statement shoes can elevate your basic outfits, be a conversation-starter and pump you full of happy hormones, because hey, shoes! Adding gladiator sandals, embellished heels, tie up stilettos to your wardrobe will make sure you always step out in style!

Digging Elisa’s statement shoes? Get the look with these ALDO Black Lace Strappy Sandals for Rs 7,313. Buy it here