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How to Dress Like A French Girl?

Does anyone else find the French saying “je ne sais quoi” maddeningly mysterious? The phrase translates to “I do not know what, ” but when it comes to Parisian style you no longer have to say je ne sais quoi. These tips and inspirational looks by French Fashion Bloggers will make you dress like a French from your chapeau down to your chaussures.

  1. Vive Le Smoking! The classic look that Yves Saint Laurent introduced in the 60’s is still an ultimate favorite French look.
  2. Less is more.
  3. Flats are your friend.
  4. Keep accessories minimal.
  5. When in doubt, put on a motorcycle jacket and don’t look back.
  6. Leave it undone. Whether it’s your shirt half-tucked with a few buttons undone or your boots folded over and left a bit unlaced, looking purposefully unpolished is a French art form.
  7. Show skin in unexpected ways. Showing décolletage and too much leg? Le boring. French girls much prefer less expected ways of baring skin, like showing off the shoulders or a bare back.
  8. Add one alluring piece.

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Photo sources: Miss PandoraChic MuseMango And SaltThe BlabCuillère à AbsintheLe Blog de BettyBe FrassyAbsolutely GlamorousJeanne DamasEt Pourquois Pas ColineThe Cherry Blossom GirlThe Working Girl, & Be Frassy


  • Aida

    Love it!

  • I love how parisians dress! 🙂

    xxDenysia Yu

  • The french women have an incredible style!! I love it 🙂

    xx glamdevils

  • The french girl is simple!

  • My aunt worked for LVMH and her Parisian co-workers loved her because she dressed like a French woman. She has that look that looks elegant but not exactly perfect. I guess that is the best way to explain it.

  • Francesca

    I LOVE this post, your tips are so accurate! I try to achieve this look all the time, and it’s so true about leaving it perfectly undone, it’s so mysterious! Love the photos!