5 French Style Rules

By Maria Rosaria

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No need to be born in Paris to have a French style. To get the a French attitude you just need not follow all the rules and the trends and know how to take some freedom with the dictates of fashion! Here are 5 french-style rules that you would not (perhaps) expect:

  1. Total Black: When you don’t know what to wear or you have no time to match colours and accessories, with the black there is no risk of fashion “faux pas”! A sudden dinner with friends? An elegant cocktail? You are late for a business meeting? Bet on the black.
  2. Be Basic: to get a flawless look, you need to focus on some basic items. I suggest you to include in your wardrobe at least a dozen of basic items to match them easily with other more particular items.
  3. Bijoux Accessories: you need accessories in order to enrich and customize your looks. The belt, for example, as I wrote you feew days ago is one of the most important accessories in fashion, and you can find it in many variants… Think for a moment “bling-bling” chains of Chanel!
  4. Decontextualise the look: forget the coordinated, decontextualize your clothes and add extravagant or very elegant details. Wear a black chiffon skirt with a pair of biker boots or like the ones I’m wearing in the picture below, rather than your last elegant ballerinas!
  5. The rule of the dimensions: when the below part (skirt or pants) is large, the above should be small. Differently, when it is the bottom to be tight, the above should be larger.

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Il n’est pas nécessaire d’être née à Paris pour avoir le style à la française . Pour obtenir l’air à la française il suffit de ne pas suivre strictement les tendances et savoir prendre de la liberté avec les diktats de la mode. Voici 5 french-style rules que vous ne vous attendiez ( peut être) pas:

  1. Total look noir : un dîner inattendu entre amis ? Un cocktail chic? Vous êtes en retard pour une réunion d’affaires? Pas de risque de fashion faux pas avec du noir !
  2. Les basiques : pour obtenir un look impeccable, vous devez absolument avoir des vêtements basiques. Je vous conseille d’inclure dans votre dressing au moins 10 basiques pour les accorder facilement avec des vêtements plus “difficiles”.
  3. Accessoires Bijoux : les accessoires servent à enrichir et personnaliser nos regards. La ceinture, par exemple, est l’un des accessoires les plus importants de la mode, de des nombreuses variantes … Pensez un instant à les chaînes “bling-bling” de la maison Chanel!
  4. Decontextualiser : oubliez les vêtements coordonnés et les règles vestimentaires en ajoutant des détails extravagants ou très élégants à votre tenue basique. Et décidez de porter une jupe en chiffon noire avec des bottes de motard ou avec des bottes comme ceux que je porte dans la photo ci-dessous, plutôt que vos  ballerines élégantes !
  5. La règle de la dimension : si le bas (pantalon, jupe) est ample, le haut doit être ajusté. Si le bas est serré, le haut doit être large.

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Non occorre essere nati a Parigi per avere uno stile alla francese. Per avere l’aria alla francese basta non seguire alla regola le tendenze e sapersi prendere delle libertà con i dettami della moda! Ecco 5 french-style rules che non vi sareste (forse) aspettati:

  1. Total Black : quando non si sa cosa indossare o non si ha il tempo necessario per abbinare colori ed accessori , con il nero non c’é rischio di fashion faux pas ! Una cena improvvisata fra amici? Un Cocktail elegante ? Siete in ritardo per un meeting di lavoro ? Puntate sul nero.
  2. Be Basic : per avere un look impeccabile , bisogna puntare su capi basici. Consiglio di inserire nel proprio guarda-roba almeno una decina di capi basici in modo da abbinarli facilmente ad altri capi piu “difficili”.
  3. Accessori Bijoux : gli accessori servono ad arricchire e personalizzare i nostri looks. La cintura, ad esempio, é uno degli accessori piu importanti nella moda, dalle innumerevoli varianti… Pensate per un attimo alle catene “bling-bling” di Chanel !
  4. Decontestualizzare il look: dimenticate i coordinati, decontestualizzate i capi e aggiungete dei dattagli stravaganti o molto eleganti. Indossate una gonna di chiffon nero con degli stivali da motorbiker o come quelli che indosso io nelle foto in basso , anziché con le vostre ultime ballerine eleganti !
  5. La regola della dimensione : quando la parte di sotto (gonna o pantalone) é ampia, quella di sopra deve essere aderente . Viceversa, quando é il sotto ad essere attillato, il sopra deve essere ampio.

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Black Top /Gray skirt /Fringed bag / Black Chiffon skirt/ Gold chain bag/ Pullover :

Bijoux as “belt”: Happiness Boutique

Necklace and Bracelet : Perka Design

Earrings: Chanel

Cross Ring: Dear Charlotte bijoux

Sunglasses: Dior So Real 

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Owner and Founder at La Coquette Italienne Paris

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19 Thoughts to 5 French Style Rules

  1. Maria Anna Reply October 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Ben detto, coquette! Le regole che detti saranno vangelo per me!

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Va bhe anche io posso sbagliarmi :-) quindi se un giorno ci sono delle critiche eventualmente sono sempre ben accette !

  2. Tessa D. Reply October 25, 2015 at 9:44 pm


    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Thanks lovely

  3. Napolitani Reply October 26, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Vestito bello e occhi, grande amore! !

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Grazie , quale vestito ti piace in particolare ?

  4. Ary Reply October 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What a sexy coquette! I really love it ;)

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Thanks Ari :-) Don’t stop to follow me . I really love your comments and criticism sometimes :-)

  5. Margot P Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I love the black outfit … I think it is perfect for me

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

      Black is always a good idea :-)

  6. Fashion Addicted .com Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Pretty Look

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Nice to read this

  7. My Best Fashion Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Jolie tenue! Je valide!

    • Mary Reply October 26, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Alors c’est parfait! Merci pour ton avis ma belle !

  8. Sophie Reply October 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Love your pics girl! Would be amazing if you could check out my blog to :). I’m super curious if you like it or not :)

  9. np Reply October 27, 2015 at 4:58 am

    “when the below part (skirt or pants) is large, the above should be big” > c’est l’inverse…

    • Mary Reply October 27, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Merciii! :)

  10. Jo Nguyen Reply October 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Having lived in Paris for a year, I found that French woman never wear anything super flashy or too tight,small or high to walk in. It’s really about timeless, well-cut, and classic looks such as jeans, tailored blazers, classic trench coat, cashmere sweaters and little black dresses. They are very into the quality of the fabric and at least it has to feel expensive (even when it isn’t.) Thanks for the share :)

    Jo x

  11. Petite and So What Reply October 29, 2015 at 6:57 am

    You are so beautiful!
    Love your pics!

    Petite and So What


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