• Celine Lamour

The Art of being a chic French woman

What is the French Style, the French Touch, that defines French fashion?


Elements of answer in 6 lessons of "French style". An undisputed blend of elegance and nonchalance, how to define French fashion? Answer in 6 style lessons - to follow, or not.


1. THE RIGHT MIX - The Frenchwoman is not the type to follow trends to the letter. She is inspired by it - a lot -, sometimes falling for an exceptional piece, but her genre is more about timeless mixes.

As she believes so strongly, major trends make fashion but not style! She unabashedly mixes H&M and Chanel and that's what makes her unique.


2. NATURAL ELEGANCE - The French style is often defined as elegant and understated. Understand: the French never does too much. Naturally elegant, she still has the perfect little pea coat, the pretty pair of earrings and the deceptively messy lock of hair that is her charm. The Frenchwoman is annoying because it always looks like she hasn't done anything to be so chic.


3. BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK - The Frenchwoman doesn't really like eccentricity. Going to work in 12 inch heels, wearing garish colors and fuchsia pink varnish, is too much for her. Her walk-in closet is mainly made of black, gray, navy blue or beige. A little lacking in daring, perhaps, the French style?


4. A FREE WOMAN - The Frenchwoman can pretend she hasn't spent 40 minutes in front of her dressing room and that much time in front of the mirror before going out for a drink. Light makeup, deceptively neglected hair, chic but relaxed outfit, sometimes nothing, just a little red on the lips, the French woman feels free to make believe that she has done nothing to to be as she is, naturally beautiful.


5. THE QUEEN OF LAYERING - The Frenchwoman is the queen of layering. It's kind of his "I have nothing to wear so I put on whatever I can get hold of". But of course, whatever comes to her hand is always tasteful and the nude cardigan she grabbed on the fly goes oddly well with the gray sweater she just put on, as if by chance.


6. THE TOMBOY - The Frenchwoman likes to pinch pieces from the men's wardrobe. When she doesn't know what to put on, she goes to her man's locker room to steal a sweater or a shirt. Sometimes she even goes shopping directly in her department! She always adds a pretty necklace full of rhinestones around her neck and hop, neither seen nor known, she creates a feminine / masculine look of the most efficient - and comfortable!


- The fashion piece that betrays the French style: the sailor top

- The icons of French fashion: Inès de La Fressange, Jeanne Damas, Caroline de Maigret, Emmanuelle Alt, Lou Doillon, Mademoiselle Agnès, Carine Roitfeld ...

- The designers who make French fashion: Chanel, Dior, Lanvin, Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carven, Cedric Charlier, Castelbajac, Céline, Jacquemus ...


Sophistication, Simplicity and Style are the 3 words that come to mind when thinking of the Parisian style.

Here are some tips to have the Parisian Style:

1- The Parisian makes tons of effort to appear as natural as possible

2- She knows how to shift her clothes

3- She invests in beautiful timeless

4- And she remains in fairly neutral colors with a few small touches of color


That's why this style never goes out of style. It is timeless and chic.



Ines de la Fressange


Carine Roitfeld



Caroline de Maigret



Emmanuelle Alt


Jeanne Damas



Mademoiselle Agnes



Lou Doillon




Camille Charriere



The whole world is fascinated by the Parisian style ... It is mesmerising!

But what are the secrets of the Parisian to have a style so envied?


Here are some tips!


First of all, the Parisian wants to be beautiful but giving the impression that she has not made efforts ... The beauty of these women is always natural. No tons of makeup!


Second tip: the Parisian always shifts her clothes!

The looks are chic-casual, ie she mixes a sophisticated piece with a more street piece. Or the style is masculine-feminine. It's never first degree, like plunging neckline, mini-skirt, tons of makeup, stilettos ... La Parisienne is the anti-bimbo.


Third tip: the Parisian invests in beautiful timeless ...

The little black dress, the trench coat, the striped top, well cut jeans ...

It gives chic, always!


Fourth trick: the Parisienne remains in neutral colors such as black, white, navy blue, gray ... It brings a few touches of color by the accessories, but it remains discreet.


So, if we recapitulate:

1- The Parisian makes tons of effort to appear as natural as possible

2- she knows how to shift her clothes

3- It invests in beautiful timeless

4- And it remains in fairly neutral colors with a few small touches of color


That's why this style never goes out of style. It is timeless and chic.


Sophistication, Simplicity and Style are the 3 words that come to mind when thinking of the Parisian style.


Parisians love anything that is fitted, great quality and has neutral colors.

The goal is to keep their style effortless, modern and attractive.


Parisians embrace the always-flattering neutral tones. Cream, white, olive, gray, black, navy, brown, beige are popular colors…


Less is more! Parisian women swap glam and glitter with self-confidence ! That means, they stand up tall and flaunt what they’ve got and worry less about their flaws.



To receive more such fabulous style tips , please reach out to Celine Lamour at My French Elegance.







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