French women are lauded for their simple, chic style despite their wardrobes typically being relatively small. So, what’s their secret? Investing in versatile, quality pieces and using no-fail outfit formulas! Today I’m sharing three simple, no-fail, French outfit formulas to help you look your best with minimal effort.
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The No-Fail French Chic Outfit Formulas
These three easy outfit formulas rely heavily on basics that you likely already have in your wardrobe. Using these formulas, you’ll look reliably chic and can personalize each look by changing up your shoes, handbag, and accessories!
1. Denim, Stripes & a Layer
Stripes are a mainstay of the French chic wardrobe. Whether a classic Breton or a pinstriped button-down, a striped top paired with jeans and a layer makes for an instantaneously classic and stylish outfit.
NOTE: For your layered pieces, think outside the box. Common layer pieces include coats/jackets, blazers, vests, cardigans, and scarf/wraps. But what about using a button-down over a tee? Or an unbuttoned shirt dress?
2. Black Bottom, White Top & Camel Layer
The second go-to combination for a classic French-style look is pairing black with white or cream and camel. If a classic camel isn’t your best color, try a shade of tan or taupe instead.
3. Monochromatic Neutrals
Lastly, monochromatic neutrals always provide a simple, chic vibe. Stick strictly to one solid color or mix things up a bit by combining several shades of one neutral tone.
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Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!