Elevated Basics at Sézane

As you probably know, I’m a proponent of trying to shop more mindfully and maintain a smaller, better, more versatile wardrobe. Critics of this approach argue that you end up with a bland and uninspired closet.

To combat that issue, I look for versatile, elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments. In this regard, Sézane hits it out of the park!

Sézane hits it out of the park with elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments! #sézane #frenchstyle

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Favorite Elevated Basics at Sézane

Fun Fact: Sézane is a favorite brand of Kate Middleton, renowned for her classic, yet feminine style! Check out three of her best looks here, here, and here.

Founded in 2013 as an online-only retailer based in France, Sézane is committed to sustainability and is certified by GOTS, Oeko-Tex, FSC, Ecovero, RWS, and RMS. Additionally, 10% of their global sales are donated monthly in support of access to education and equal opportunities for children worldwide.

The Chlo Shirt

This 100% silk shirt was one of my first Sézane purchases. The embroidery on the collar and placket combined with the detailed, silk-covered buttons, was exactly the non-basic, basic I was looking for!

The Chlo shirt comes in over 20 colors and also has options that are made from chambray, cotton poplin, and guipure (Venetian) lace. I purchased this top in my regular top size, 4/36 in France.

Sézane hits it out of the park with elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments! #sézane #frenchstyle

The Cloe Sweater

Yes, the names are confusing! Not sure why they made several of them so alike. Anyway, the Cloe sweater is another favorite and a piece that I wear all the time. Once again, I was drawn to the details – the delicate pointelle knit and scalloped detail on the sleeves and hem. Based on reviews, I sized up to a medium in this piece.

The Gaspard Cardigan

The Gaspard cardigan is one of Sezane’s top sellers and comes in a slew of dreamy colors! My cardigan was a gift in the orchid color, size XXS. It fits well but if I order in another color I may try an XS as well to see how it compares.

The Gaspard has pearlized buttons and a wider neckline that allows it to be worn buttoned up the front or back. It’s a mixture of mohair, alpaca, and a synthetic polyamide that may irritate very, very sensitive skin if not worn with a camisole underneath. I wear mine without one and have had no issues with my moderately sensitive skin.

Sézane hits it out of the park with elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments! #sézane #frenchstyle

Tips for Shopping at Sézane

  • Sizing can vary greatly at Sézane. I recommend a combination of referring to the sizing chart and reading the reviews to gauge your best size. To note for my size recommendations above, I’m approximately 5’4″ and 120-125 lbs.
  • Sézane has a short, 14-day return period so be sure to try on and assess your purchase promptly. Returns are free from the US.
  • With each purchase, Sézane adds a fun surprise to the box. I don’t want to spoil things for first-time purchasers so I won’t say what it is but it’s useful, fun, and collectable! 🩷

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Until next time…keep cultivating a simple, stylish, and satisfying life!

Sézane hits it out of the park with elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments! #sézane #frenchstyle
Sézane hits it out of the park with elevated basics that feature unique designs or subtly detailed embellishments! #sézane #frenchstyle

Author: Betsy Ramsey

Betsy Ramsey is the author of Natty Gal. Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, she now lives there with her husband and Bichon-Frise, Dolce. A mindful fashion & capsule wardrobe enthusiast, she travels extensively, visiting 56 countries to date. Betsy is committed to helping others live their most fulfilling life!

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