7 Things Every Parisian Has In Her Wardrobe | sheerluxe.com
When it comes to looking stylish, no one does it quite like the French. But you don't have to have Gallic roots to get the look – the savviest Parisian girls have seven essentials that guarantee they always look polished and – spoiler alert – it's no longer all twee separates and skinny jeans. Here's everything you need to get that contemporary je ne sais quoi...
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Androgynous Tailoring

Oversized, mannish tailoring may be a more recent addition to the French fashion girl repertoire, but that doesn't make it any less relevant. The perfect way to add a cool update to more classic denim and ballet flats, channel classic labels like (old) Celine and Saint Laurent to get the look.

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Ballet Pumps

If you thought the pump had had its day, think again – classic, comfortable and practical, French girls know it's the chic alternative to trainers that will always be in style. Our advice for putting a cool spin on the look? Invest in a pair with unmistakable designer tropes – Chloe's scalloped version gets our vote.

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The Breton

A failsafe on those nothing-to-wear days, consider a Breton part of your essential everyday uniform. Slightly smarter than the humble white tee, add to leather for a contemporary take.

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The Cardigan

Insta stars like Jeanne Damas and Anne-Laure Mais have put chunky cardigans on the map this season. The perfect hybrid of twee and cool, pair oversized styles with floral skirts for a look straight out the modern French girl's rule book.

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Straight Leg Denim

Once upon a time it would have been skinny jeans on this list, but a contemporary crop of stylish Parisians have confirmed straight leg as the new denim style of choice. Think Camille Charriere and you'll get the picture – perfect with oversized trenches and feminine slingbacks.

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The Trench

It's time to eschew the traditional, fitted trench in favour of more androgynous styles – play with oversized structures to balance out proportions. Tie-waist versions have particular French girl appeal, but if you still fancy a more classic, Burberry-inspired design, we recommend sizing up to get the look.

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Tweed

Gone are the days where you had to spend big bucks to get that Coco Chanel look – thanks to Mango and Zara, tweed jackets have hit the mainstream and are an easy hack for channelling Parisian style. Pair with blue denim and slub tees for high-low dressing.

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