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There is a timeless elegance associated with female French style. Our style editors have put together the ultimate guide in helping you dress the French way and create outfits that are a pièce de résistance.

 

Invest in the classics

Figure out what suits you and what you like wearing,  focusing on how the clothes make you feel, rather than simply following the trends.  Buy classic, timeliness pieces you can see fitting into your wardrobe forever – not fast-fashion pieces purchased based on price.

 

Keep it fitted up top

Fitted tops such as turtlenecks and fitted shirts create an elegant, suited silhouette. Steer clear of oversized, baggy tops and blouses that drown out your shape. Styles like the Aleesha heeled sandal by Step on Air pair beautifully with cigarette pants and turtleneck top. Accessorise with a pendant necklace and delicate earrings.

 

Bring a Basket

French-style isn't all about being covered in designer from head to toe; there is something elusive about a woman with a fabulous, unique, hard-to-find accessory. Baskets are one of the latest French trends  replacing handbags as a statement fashion piece.  Pair the Step on Air Baby comfort sandal in taupe with a vintage, fastened basket/wicker bag, linen skirt, t-shirt, and thin fashion scarf for a seasonal ensemble.

 

Trust in the Little Black Dress

The little black dress is a classic for many women that doesn’t have to be reserved for the office or dinners. The French teach us that a little black dress can be worn at almost any occasion! Pair the Afraid heeled comfort sandal with a little black shift dress and a cropped cardigan for a chic spring outfit. Accessorise with detailed pearl jewelry to add that added level of class.

 

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