There’s something about the French Style that has always intrigued me, the easy, simple yet classy look is just something of an effortlessly dress that actually looks good!La Redoute is a French fashion brand, largest mail order company in France, the deliver French fashion to more than 150 countries including the UK (obviously! we can’t miss out on the elegant French Style)…so it’s only right they let us in on their “French Style Tip”. They are based in Roubaix North of France. La Redoute recently launch a guide for us fashion lovers or simply women that love to dress up! ‘The French Style Tips‘. The guide features the 7 key French Fashion trends, proving that one don’t have to go to France to dress like them, if you own any of the items listed (which I’m sure you do) then you are well on your way. I’ve put together some outfit ideas inspired by La Redoute French Style Tips… The 7 key items to achieve a “French Style” are:
Trench coat – is very important to a French woman, she can’t leave the house without it! Trench coats are really great because come rain or sunshine the fit perfectly with the weather and are timeless key trend, they can never go out of fashion; I see why the French ladies love it!
A Crisp White Shirt – there’s just something about a good crispy white shirt, don’t you think? It fits every occasion, wether it be a smart look for work or a casual look for a stroll by Pont de l’Archevêché (Lock bridge) in Paris.The white shirt is just perfect! Put together with a good pair of denim or smart trouser, layered up with a cashmere or merino sweater and you are good to go.
The Breton Stripe Top – I’ve always had a thing for stripe especially black & white or navy & white/cream, some people intend to stay away tom wearing “horizontal stripes” because they think it makes them look big etc. but i think if worn properly you can most certainly pull it off in the most stylish way, just like the French. The Breton Stripe top originated in Brittany, a French province that occupies the peninsula between the English Channel and Bay of Biscay which may explain its nautical affiliation. the Breton Stripe to usually has a boat neck and traditionally, the stripes starts around the breastbone.And on the plus side, it goes well with almost every thing!
A good knitwear – are just so comfortable aren’t they!? They can be easily dressed up or down depending on individual mood, it’s gives the carefree attitude I see why the French women love it!
A pair of denim (skinny, boyfriend jeans) – every woman has that one pair of jeans that they love and wear so much! I am certainly one of them, I find comfort in a pair of skinny jeans or my second favourite the boyfriend jeans. Jeans are a must have, they are trendy all year round and if you pick the right fit, you will be feeling elegant all day long.
Ballerina – not everyday wear heels! They are days when you just want to make connection with the ground, and just want to be comfy; that’s where the ballerina comes in. Ballerinas are part of our everyday must haves, I just love them because they are so comfy and chic!
for more inspirations visit the La Radoute French Style Tips
What do you think of the French style, Chic? Or too simple?
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