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The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring

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When in Paris, do as the Parisians do: Drink espresso, eat croissants, and definitely channel that effortlessly cool style all French women seem to be born with. You know the one we're talking about: It's that I-got-dressed-in-five-minutes-and-look-absolutely-awesome look that we all aim to have.

With Paris Fashion Week just behind us, we've stolen some of the best French-girl style essentials for spring. And, to be clear, we fully plan to spend the entire season dressed head-to-toe in these classics. After all, some of the chicest girls around (French or not) have proven them to be total wardrobe must-haves.

The Slouchy Sweater:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
Every girl should have that oversized cashmere sweater—in black, navy, or camel—that, slouchy as it may be, is still slim enough to wear to the office without looking frumpy. It's the perfect transitional season pairing for all of your statement pieces, like structured pants or a bright midi skirt.

The Tweed Jacket:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
Channel Coco Chanel herself and grab a tweed jacket this spring. While your grandmother may have been in the habit of wearing a skirt suit in the textured weave, youthful French girls have borrowed from their elders and are mixing the elegant piece with slouchy denim and casual cotton T-shirts.

The Black Pants:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
The black pants of French girl style are tailored, yet perfectly slouchy. For this wardrobe classic, keep the legs slim, but don't go too skinny. We especially love an ankle crop to be able to style with either booties or ballet flat styles.

The Bomber Jacket:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
This off-duty jacket sits somewhere between an edgy moto jacket and super casual denim trucker. Look for a shrunken silhouette that will pair best with an after-hours LBD and your favorite pair of jeans alike.

The Thick-Frame Sunglasses:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
Make sure that you have a pair of tortoise or black sunglasses on hand in a classic shape. In a slight cat-eye style, they'll keep your look timeless and never feel too casual or outdated.

The Leather Jacket:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
An eternal cool girl go-to, this forever wardrobe staple knows no bounds. Throw it on when heading out to brunch with friends, add the light layer to a midi skirt for office mornings, or give your after-hours style a bit of an edge by pairing a cocktail dress with a cropped moto style.

The Bright Bag:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
French girls tend to stick to the classics, styling black pants and jeans with tailored blazers and elegant blouses. The secret to adding a bit of punch to every understated look? A bright bag with a bit of personality that will take you from day to night.

The Straight-Leg Jean:
The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring
Americans may love their jeans, but French girls have perfected the denim game. While trends come and go, they always have a pair of those perfect straight-leg jeans that give off that I've-had-these-forever-and-they're-perfect vibe.


For more on French girl style:
The 10 Style Rules That Every French Woman Knows
French-Girl Style: The Newest Style Stars From the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
10 Key Style Differences Between American and French-Girl Style


How to pull off spring’s trickiest fashion trends with model Iskra Lawrence.










The 8 French Girl Style Must-Haves for Spring

French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week

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If you're as obsessed with French girl style as we are, you've been lusting after the wardrobes of Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, and Caroline de Maigret for years. There's just something about the way French women put themselves together that says, A. I didn't try at all; and B. I'm fabulous and I know it.

Now, there's a new crop of French girls that are taking Paris Fashion Week by storm. From Marie Ange-Casta, to Gaia Weiss, we can pretty much guarantee these 10 women will A. have you wardrobe lusting immediately; and B. prove that, yes, there must be something in the water. Meet the next generation of French It Girls.

Marie Ange Casta
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
Does Casta look familiar? Those sea-green eyes, the chiseled cheeks? Yes, she's the younger sister of supermodel Laetitia Casta, one of the most famous French models—ever. The younger Casta, 25, is a model having worked with Mango, Vichy, and Reebok, as well as an actress.


Julia Sarr-Jamois
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
As the senior fashion editor of i-D magazine, Sarr-Jamois's experimental fashion and killer afro have us hooked. And we're not alone. BothVogue and Manrepeller have pledged their love of the 28-year-old style queen and we simply can't get enough.

Gaia Weiss
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
The 24-year-old actress and model who has starred in films such as The Legend of Hercules and Mary Queen of Scots, isn't shy of color. She mixed unlikely colors wears for bold pieces—a poppy-red shift dress, an amethyst evening dress—with aplomb.


Diane Rouxel
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
Roux's style is is a fusion of classic and experiment. We love how the actress layered her luxe Chloé look at the house's how this morning.


Ana Giradot
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
The 28-year-old actress's look has range. She can go from sweet mini dresses to menswear-inspired looks in a snap.

Noémie Schmidt
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
Classic pieces anchor every one of Schmidt's outfits. From well-cut blazers to brogues, the actress is one to watch on the fashion front.


Victoria Olloqui
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
The actress and producer, has that I didn't try at all thing down pat. By mixing and matching unlikely pieces (see sweatshirt and maxi skirt combo above), she has a style all her own.


Héloïse Letissier
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
As the lead singer for Christine and the Queens, Letissier is the rocker of the bunch. She is known for her boyish pantsuits and that Chloe '70s track jacket above—heaven.


Dorothée Gilbert
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
It's unsurprising that Gilbert's look veers towards the ethereal and diaphanous. After all, she is a dancer in the Paris Opera Ballet.


Melanie Thierry
French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week
The 34-year old French actress exudes and effortless elegance; a total master of day-to-evening dressing.










French Girl Style: the Newest Style Stars from the Streets of Paris Fashion Week

We Need to Discuss Saturday Night Live’s Take on French-Girl Style

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We Need to Discuss Saturday Night Live's Take on French-Girl Style

When you least expect it, Saturday Night Live will hit you with a fashion moment worth talking about. This weekend it came via Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon on "America's Funniest Cats," with the two joining Adam Driver's oddball host character as his Parisian counterparts (spoiler: the French might not share the American love of funny feline clips). The show's costume team went for every French-girl style stereotype, riffing on them from the minute the ladies sauntered on stage to double-kiss Driver.

MORE: 10 Style Differences Between American and French-Girl Fashion

There were knee socks, oxfords, and a pussy-bow blouse on Cecily; Kate's character was the gamine with the pixie cut, wearing a lace dress, flats, and thick glasses. And forget bright colors or bold prints—both women were in all black and white (save for Cecily's metallic silver oxfords). Overall, the looks capture how we typically define French style: classic, tailored, and pulled-together without looking too finished. There's a costume'y feel, sure, but let's be real: These were costumes. We're giving SNL high marks, but have to wonder...which of the French-girl fashion types do you think these two were?

Now let's wrap it up with a spot of real-life French-girl inspiration. Just in time for winter weather, we're loving these chic looks from stylist Geraldine Saglio and Paris Vogue's editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt.

We Need to Discuss Saturday Night Live's Take on French-Girl Style

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We Need to Discuss Saturday Night Live's Take on French-Girl Style

The Original French It-Girl Shares Her Favorite Stores in Paris

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The woman who made French-girl style such a thing is back at it with a new book detailing how to live a fashionable life in the city of lights. Inès de la Fressange—model, designer, best-dressed hall-of-famer—is releasing Parisian Chic City Guide in February and previewing it early, sharing some of her must-shop spots with WWD because, truly, "nothing beats having a friend in town to show you around."

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The Original French It-Girl Shares Her Favorite Stores in Paris

de la Fressange arriving at Chanel's spring 2016 show in Paris

If you're planning a trip to Paris any time soon, it's worth jotting down her recs. Herewith, her three top shopping destinations.

Apriati
De la Fressange said she first discovered the brand in Greece and now frequents one of their Paris locations. "It's the opposite of bling. I am a collector, especially of their bracelets. But since I have only two arms, I'll have to stop at some point. The clasps are very pretty. I have this gold whistle too. It actually works."
310, Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Tel.: +33-1- 42-60-10-10

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The "French hipster" zone is a good spot for unearthing presents for guys and children; she specifically name-checks Howlin sweaters, Church’s shoes, and the shop FrenchTrotters.
2, rue de Marseille, 75010 Tel.: +33-1-42-02-26-08

Stouls
"I was very proud, I was meeting with a fashion editor and before saying hello, she said 'Where are these pants from?' She didn’t know Stouls," she said, detailing suede bell-bottom pants that, per her advice, you can put in the washing machine. "Rumor has it Karl Lagerfeld also shops there."
30, Rue du Mont-Thabor, 75001 Tel.: +33-1-42-60-29-97

The Original French It-Girl Shares Her Favorite Stores in Paris

Wearing a shirt and pants from her own label to a couture show.

Along with being a brand ambassador for Roger Vivier and designing her own range, the former Chanel muse oversees an ongoing collaboration with Uniqlo (preview the spring '16 range here). With all that style cred, her shopping advice is definitely worth taking.

When we talk French-girl style, did you know there's more than one type? Come study them all, and see which is most like you.

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The Original French It-Girl Shares Her Favorite Stores in Paris

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

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There's something so crazy good about French girl style that makes it maddeningly frustrating that it's out of reach. Unless you were born with a Parisian pedigree, can you ever really perfect the non-plussed, laid-back luxe that seems to come so effortlessly to our sisters-in-style across the pond? While the answer might have been a firm non previously, a new app from a former Chanel employee is letting women around the globe have a crack at getting some French chicness.

MORE: 10 Key Differences Between French and American Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

Apparel Paris asks users to provide some personal info (hair and eye color, body type) and then fill out a virtual closet with both pre-loaded options or specifics taken from what they actually own. The process itself is surprisingly quick: You can cruise through styles the app already has and tick off basics that you own (e.g., a plain white tee, ripped black skinny jeans) or upload images and a description of a very specific piece. From there, select what sort of outfit you're looking for and what the weather's like. The French girl magic is worked, and you're presented with a formula ready to copy.

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

A French-girl outfit suggested for one of our editors, using a coat and dress she already owns and a pair of boots and clutch available to buy—she'd asked for a casual outfit in chilly weather

"The outfits are created by an algorithm that has been developed by both fashion experts and mathematicians," founder Michel Ward explained. Ward's the one with Chanel on his resume: he worked as an analyst in the strategy department before focusing on the app, a project he's been working on for the past two years. Overall, the user experience was good and the idea feels pretty air-tight. Have a team tell you exactly how to style stuff you already own and get budget-friendly shopping suggestions as you go? Parisian style might really only be a click away.

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The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French Girl Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

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There's something so crazy good about French girl style that makes it maddeningly frustrating that it's out of reach. Unless you were born with a Parisian pedigree, can you ever really perfect the non-plussed, laid-back luxe that seems to come so effortlessly to our sisters-in-style across the pond? While the answer might have been a firm non previously, a new app from a former Chanel employee is letting women around the globe have a crack at getting some French chicness.

MORE: 10 Key Differences Between French and American Style

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

Apparel Paris asks users to provide some personal info (hair and eye color, body type) and then fill out a virtual closet with both preloaded options or specifics taken from what they actually own. The process itself is surprisingly quick: You can cruise through styles the app already has and tick off basics that you own (e.g., a plain white tee, ripped black skinny jeans) or upload images and a description of a very specific piece. From there, select what sort of outfit you're looking for and what the weather's like. The French girl magic is worked, and you're presented with a formula ready to copy.

The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

A French-girl outfit suggested for one of our editors, using a coat and dress she already owns and a pair of boots and clutch available to buy—she'd asked for a casual outfit in chilly weather

"The outfits are created by an algorithm that has been developed by both fashion experts and mathematicians," founder Michel Ward explained. Ward's the one with Chanel on his resume: he worked as an analyst in the strategy department before focusing on the app, a project he's been working on for the past two years. Overall, the user experience was good and the idea feels pretty airtight. Have a team tell you exactly how to style stuff you already own and get budget-friendly shopping suggestions as you go? Parisian style might really only be a click away.

The app is available for iOS and Android; you can get it in the app store here.

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The Fashion App That Helps You Achieve French-Girl Style

Brooklyn Beckham’s New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street Style Star In-The-Making

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Brooklyn Beckham has a new girlfriend, and we predict she'll be a major street style star in no time. Paris-based model Sonia Ben Ammar is stunning, with classic French girl style she displays in full via Instagram. We know the look is about casual basics, plenty of flats, and outfits that have perfect little details you only notice when giving them a thorough once-over, and it's pretty much check, check, check for the lovely.

Sonia's style holds true to the sartorial standard: she's got a super collection of perfect skinny jeans and cozy sweaters that are basic enough, but manage to look effortless when styled together just so. Her accessory game mixes some jealousy-inducing bags with the quirky pieces any 16-year-old girl would like (four of her most recently posted pics show one of those stretchy, thin plastic chokers that first emerged in the '90s).

MORE: 10 Key Style Differences Between French and American Women

Stat-wise, she's signed with Next Management and has also done some acting and singing. Her and Brooklyn's relationship supposedly started when their families were vacationing at the same time in the Maldives, and they've moved on from "chaperoned" Paris trips to some Hollywood concert canoodling. For the latter she wore a ring-neck tee and carried a chain-strap orange bag. So cool.

Brooklyn Beckham's New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street Style Star In-The-Making

Below, a glance at some of her best outfits to date.

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Brooklyn Beckham's New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street Style Star In-The-Making

Brooklyn Beckham’s New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street-Style Star in the Making

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Brooklyn Beckham has a new girlfriend, and we predict she'll be a major street style star in no time. Paris-based model Sonia Ben Ammar is stunning, with classic French-girl style she displays in full via Instagram. We know the look is about casual basics, plenty of flats, and outfits that have perfect little details you only notice when giving them a thorough once-over, and it's pretty much check, check, check for the lovely.

Sonia's style holds true to the sartorial standard: she's got a super collection of perfect skinny jeans and cozy sweaters that are basic enough, but manage to look effortless when styled together just so. Her accessory game mixes some jealousy-inducing bags with the quirky pieces any 16-year-old girl would like (four of her most recently posted pics show one of those stretchy, thin plastic chokers that first emerged in the '90s).

MORE: 10 Key Style Differences Between French and American Women

Stat-wise, she's signed with Next Management and has also done some acting and singing. Her and Brooklyn's relationship supposedly started when their families were vacationing at the same time in the Maldives, and they've moved on from "chaperoned" Paris trips to some Hollywood concert canoodling. For the latter she wore a ring-neck tee and carried a chain-strap orange bag. So cool.

Brooklyn Beckham's New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street-Style Star in the Making

Below, a glance at some of her best outfits to date.

A photo posted by sonia (@s.o.n.i.aaa) on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:48am PDT


A photo posted by sonia (@s.o.n.i.aaa) on Oct 13, 2015 at 7:19am PDT



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A photo posted by sonia (@s.o.n.i.aaa) on Sep 12, 2015 at 9:11am PDT



Brooklyn's last high-profile romance was with Chloë Grace Moretz. Before splitting, the actress gave us some intel about what Victoria Beckham might be like if you're dating her son...

Speaking of French-girl style, did you know there are six different types? Come investigate them all and see which is most like you.










Brooklyn Beckham's New Girlfriend, Sonia Ben Ammar, Is a Street-Style Star in the Making

10 Key Style Differences Between American and French Girl Style

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Ah, French girl style. The nation's street style stars always look so effortlessly elegant, and the je ne sais quoi factor is real—how do they make skinny jeans and a T-shirt look like the world's most fashionable outfit? To shed some light on French style secrets, we connected with Vestiaire Collective founder Fanny Moizant to find out what she's identified as key differences between American style and that of her countrywomen.

10 Key Style Differences Between American and French Girl Style

French girls buy less, but spend more.
"Fast fashion is very big in the U.S., but in France investment shopping is a way of life," Moizant told us. French girls are masterful at mixing high and low, while many Americans shop with a quantity-over-quality mindset, mining bargain shops for frequent wardrobe injections.

American girls are very trend-influenced.
"French women believe in uniform dressing, whereas American shoppers are more driven by trends. Every French girl has an individual style they adhere to every season, while American girls are more likely to change their style frequently to keep up with trends."

American girls favor large jewelry.
Per Moizant, observers can decide who's French and who's American simply by doing a quick accessory check. "French girls live in the understated and their accessories are very simple, elegant, and classic." Conversely, Americans are more likely to pick up chunky necklaces and stacks of bracelets.

French girls spend more on their accessories.
The American push to keep up with brand-new trends means that we're more likely to spend less on our accessories, aware that we'll likely want a replacement within 12 months. "The French invest in good quality that lasts forever and never goes out of style," Moizant explained.

MORE: The Style Rules Every French Woman Knows

American girls have more bags and purses.
Since French girls tend to spend a bit more on their bags, they also tend to have less. "American women tend to buy bags in an array of sizes and have the ultimate bag wardrobe, with a different one for every occasion."

French girls carry smaller bags.
The gigantic carry-all is a pretty American thing, with the French tending to use smaller pieces. "Americans favor larger, oversized bags. The French are very minimalist," she said.

American girls wear a lot of heels.
Ladies from both countries are comfortable wearing heels and flats, but you'll probably find more high heels in U.S. closets. The reason? "American women drive a bit more than we do, so heels are an easier option for them."

French girls dress more casually in the office.
"American girls are super pulled-together for work, while in France we're chic, but comfortable. We blend tailored separates with more casual pieces." Translation: a Parisian girl would pair her pencil skirt with a filmy tee, while an American would style it with a structured blouse or tailored top.

American girls have brighter lingerie.
It's true that French women have well-stocked lingerie drawers, and inside you'll find classic colors and shapes. In the U.S., we're drawn to something a bit louder. "American girls don't mind showing off their underwear and choose a lot of bright colors and attention-grabbing details."

French girls' outfits have small details worth noticing.
The same outfit worn on an American and a French woman would look just a touch different on the European due to small touches. Whether it's an interesting piece of jewelry or a expertly tied silk scarf, there's always something special.

MORE: Blake Lively Shares Her Secrets For Getting French-Girl Style










10 Key Style Differences Between American and French Girl Style

10 Key Style Differences Between American and French-Girl Style

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Ah, French-girl style. The nation's street style stars always look so effortlessly elegant, and the je ne sais quoi factor is real—how do they make skinny jeans and a T-shirt look like the world's most fashionable outfit? To shed some light on French style secrets, we connected with Vestiaire Collective founder Fanny Moizant to find out what she's identified as key differences between American style and that of her countrywomen.

10 Key Style Differences Between American and French-Girl Style

French girls buy less but spend more.
"Fast fashion is very big in the U.S., but in France investment shopping is a way of life," Moizant told us. French girls are masterful at mixing high and low, while many Americans shop with a quantity-over-quality mindset, mining bargain shops for frequent wardrobe injections.

American girls are very trend-influenced.
"French women believe in uniform dressing, whereas American shoppers are more driven by trends. Every French girl has an individual style they adhere to every season, while American girls are more likely to change their style frequently to keep up with trends."

American girls favor large jewelry.
Per Moizant, observers can decide who's French and who's American simply by doing a quick accessory check. "French girls live in the understated and their accessories are very simple, elegant, and classic." Conversely, Americans are more likely to pick up chunky necklaces and stacks of bracelets.

French girls spend more on their accessories.
The American push to keep up with brand-new trends means that we're more likely to spend less on our accessories, aware that we'll likely want a replacement within 12 months. "The French invest in good quality that lasts forever and never goes out of style," Moizant explained.

MORE: The Style Rules Every French Woman Knows

American girls have more bags and purses.
Since French girls tend to spend a bit more on their bags, they also tend to have less. "American women tend to buy bags in an array of sizes and have the ultimate bag wardrobe, with a different one for every occasion."

French girls carry smaller bags.
The gigantic carry-all is a pretty American thing, with the French tending to use smaller pieces. "Americans favor larger, oversize bags. The French are very minimalist," she said.

American girls wear a lot of heels.
Ladies from both countries are comfortable wearing heels and flats, but you'll probably find more high heels in U.S. closets. The reason? "American women drive a bit more than we do, so heels are an easier option for them."

French girls dress more casually in the office.
"American girls are super pulled-together for work, while in France we're chic, but comfortable. We blend tailored separates with more casual pieces." Translation: A Parisian girl would pair her pencil skirt with a filmy tee, while an American would style it with a structured blouse or tailored top.

American girls have brighter lingerie.
It's true that French women have well-stocked lingerie drawers, and inside you'll find classic colors and shapes. In the U.S., we're drawn to something a bit louder. "American girls don't mind showing off their underwear and choose a lot of bright colors and attention-grabbing details."

French girls' outfits have small details worth noticing.
The same outfit worn on an American and a French woman would look just a touch different on the European due to small touches. Whether it's an interesting piece of jewelry or a expertly tied silk scarf, there's always something special.

MORE: Blake Lively Shares Her Secrets for Getting French-Girl Style










10 Key Style Differences Between American and French-Girl Style

Blake Lively Reveals Her Secrets for Nailing French-Girl Style

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The California-born Blake Lively might be as American as apple pie, but don't think those sunny West Coast roots mean that she's resistant to the pull of French-girl style. The actress was on hand this weekend at a Moët-sponsored dinner at Ladurée to toast her pal Angie Niles' new book Bright Lights Paris, a shopping and style bible that she provided some stylish tips to. The chance to be a bit more like both a chic Parisienne and the former Serena van der Woodsen? Excuse us while we power through a serious speed read.

Blake Lively Reveals Her Secrets for Nailing French-Girl Style

As it turns out, Lively's been harboring some serious Frenchie style for a while. She's never been shy about her love for Christian Louboutin (the man's responsible for nearly every one of her most major shoe moments) and she indulges the addiction full-on when she's in Paris. "A visit to [his] atelier reminds a girl that she's never too old to pretend she's Cinderella," she tells Niles. And her other French-girl favorites? Well, they're just as sexy as Monsieur Louboutin's red soles.

MORE: The 10 Style Rules Every French Woman Knows

It's not skinny-striped tees or ballet flats that get her going; instead, her other must-shop spots are a bit more private. Lingerie brands Chantal Thomass and Fifi Chachnil both count as "a necessary guilty pleasure" for the blond beauty. Luckily for us, shopping a perfectly French-girl bra or lingerie set doesn't require a new passport stamp. While neither brands are widely available in the U.S., you can shop a limited range of Chantal Thomass at shops like Nancy Meyer and Journelle (where the below ruffly black set is from).

Blake Lively Reveals Her Secrets for Nailing French-Girl Style

For more French-girl tips and tricks, you can pick up your own copy of the book here.










Blake Lively Reveals Her Secrets for Nailing French-Girl Style