Effortless style is something French women possess in abundance. Parisian ladies, in particular, are noted for looking like they decided their outfits in mere minutes with the final result being an impossibly chic look. The secret to that elusive je ne sais quois? That’s what we’re here to break down. We’ve noted down eight key style tips that we think are quintessentially French to help you snag their flair for dressing.
Dress for yourself
Model Inès de La Fressange shared this insight about Parisian women’s shopping habits: “They mainly buy things to feel nice, rather than to show off.” You’d be hard-pressed to find a French woman worrying about what other people think or even asking for a second opinion about her outfit. The lesson here is that when you dress for yourself, you’re happy with your choices and you’ll look confident in them. And French women know that you look your best when you’re confident.