Blazer: LuLu’s (also comes in red, white and beige) | Button down shirt: old (similar) | Leggings: old (similar) | Sweater: Walmart | Boots: sold out | Glasses: Quay | Bag: Chanel
Fashion lovers across the globe have always envied the French for their minimalist and effortless sense of style. While there are many versions of “French Chic”, there is one thing they all have in common: making an effort and putting a lot of thought into an outfit, but making it LOOK effortless.
Sound hard? It’s not! Just follow these tips:
Simple Ensembles Rule. Always.
You know it – the classic white button down with skinny pants. The French stick with neutral color palettes and choose subtle over shocking.
Fast Fashion And Trends Are All A No.
No sweatpants, yoga pants, jeans with bling or skimpy tops. You’re not fifteen anymore!
Invest In Quality.
French women take their time curating a wardrobe that flatters her. Do as French women do; take your time, savor, save and invest in garments you’ll love for years to come.
Mix High And Low.
French women layer a mix of high and low pieces. It’s what makes an outfit interesting. While my tote may be Chanel, the boots and leggings are both Forever 21!
No Hiding! Embrace Who You Are.
The French say no to anything that doesn’t flatter. Knowing your body type and what colors work best for you goes a long way to feeling comfortable, confident and loving what’s in your closet. When you love your closet, you won’t feel the need to buy more, and you’ll embrace your body.
Thanks for reading, have a great week!
I totally agree with all these points! I think simple is key. Stripes, neutral colors all say Parisian. I also ADORE that purse!
Love this!! I’m so into French fashion. You are totally rocking this look!
Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com
These are great tips and I love your classic black and white outfit! 🙂
Hope that you had a great weekend 🙂 I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! 🙂
Away From The Blue
Mix high and low is definitely my motto! Is this the outfit you wore on date night? Love it!
Take me to Paris!!! We want to get there someday. Ah the fashion, so chic. You are a French Fabulous vision!! LOVE this classy look and your hair! Have a fabulous start to your week gorgeous friend of mine!
SO fab and LOVE that handbag!
Chic indeed. I really love the outfit and I most definitely need such a bag in my life.
You look so chic. Obsessed with your bag!
As much as I love pushing fashion boundaries, keeping it classic like the French is always stylish! Love your Chanel bag to this though, works well with the style of the outfit! Xx
Wow this outfit looks so chic! Love how you styled the skirt under the sweater.
lots of love, Miri
Keeping it simple is key! Loving this chic look on you! Your bag is so fun!
Jill – Doused in Pink
This is so beautiful and amazing
So true about everything you said. I love the Parisian style of French women so much. Your outfit today is French Personified and perfect as a post to read today with the passing of Karl Legerfield. Actually he himself has worn similar masculine looks. You look FAB, Shauna!
Welcome by Thursday to link up, my friend. =) Have a great rest of the week! <3 Ada.
Parisian style has always been my favourite – thanks for these tips Shauna xx
Love these tips! I need to embrace the white shirt…I always feel like a waitress when I try to pull it off but you make this look chic!
You look like a CHANEL model! Love this chic monochromatic look, Shauna!
totally invest in quality! love these tips x
have a lovely day!
Your not 15 anymore haha too true! Yes it would be better if Americans took a que from Parisians and maybe they are the H&M on 34th ST in NYC closed as did the entire chain of Payless shoes.
You look great!
Couldn’t agree more with your tips dear. Also, looking so charming out there with this ensemble dear. Absolutely loving it, so elegant.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com