cardigan tied as a top with straight leg jeans

Easy French Styling Tips You Can Do Right Now

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It’s more than just the pieces they wear, it’s also how they wear them that makes French style so desirable. It’s attainable too though! Here are surprisingly easy french styling tips that you can try out right now!

Easy French Styling Tips You Can Do Right Now

1. wear a cardigan as a top
It’s stylish and cozy all at the same time! Related: 5 French Off-Duty Looks That Are Impossibly Stylish

FRENCH WAY

french styling tips and how to wear your cardigan as a top

Jeanne Damas/Rouje

MY WAY

cardigan tied as a top with straight leg jeans

jeans | cardigan (thrifted, similar) | necklace | shoes (payless, similar) | straw bag (thrifted, similar)

2. mix feminine and masculine
Whether it’s a suit with heels, taking a men’s blazer and pairing it with something flirty, or moto boots with a Chanel tweed blazer, they’re masters at mixing “girly” and “tough” pieces together!

FRENCH WAY

french styling tips and how to mix masculine and feminine

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MY WAY

polka dot dress with moto boots and a blazer for an outfit inspired by french fashion
polka dot dress with moto boots and a blazer for an outfit inspired by french fashion

dress (similar) | blazer (thrifted, similar) | boots (saks, similar)

3. tuck in your top
Not only does it show off your figure, but the result is a streamlined and polished look! Related: 6 French Outfits That Only Require 6 Pieces

FRENCH WAY

french style tips

Sabina Socol

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all neutral look for spring inspired by french style

pants (tjmaxx, similar) | shoes (payless, similar) | top/cardigan wrapped around (similar)

4. accessorize with simple gold jewelry
Gold seems to be the go-to choice and it’s usually a simple pendant for a necklace and gold hoops for earrings! Related: 9 Fashion Mistakes a French Woman Would Never Make

FRENCH WAY

french girl style

Jeanne Damas

MY WAY

necklace

red striped dress inspired by french fashion
red striped dress inspired by french fashion
red striped dress inspired by french fashion

dress (tjmaxx, similar) | shoes (payless, similar) | hoops (tjmaxx, similar)

5. mix textures
French women know that mixing and matching in an outfit creates interest and style. A favorite is a silky slip dress or skirt and a cozy cardigan! Related: 7 French Outfit Formulas You Can Copy

FRENCH WAY

slip dress outfits for french styling tips

Rouje

MY WAY

slip dress outfit and straw bag inspired by french fashion
slip dress outfit and straw bag inspired by french fashion
slip dress outfit and straw bag inspired by french fashion

dress | cardigan (thrifted, similar) | shoes (thrifted, similar)

6. wear straight leg jeans as the go-to
With all the denim styles out there (embroidered, cropped, ripped, skinny, etc) it can be hard to know what you should wear! Well, it doesn’t have to be! Straight leg jeans are always in, always classic, and always French.

FRENCH WAY

straight leg jeans outfit inspired by french fashion

Sabina Socol

MY WAY

straight leg jeans and suspender outfit inspired by french fashion
straight leg jeans and suspender outfit inspired by french fashion

jeans | loafers | suspenders

As you can see, none of these ideas are too difficult or require anything super special that you wouldn’t normally have!

Do you have a favorite French styling tip out of this list?

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Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.