Talk French To Me: How To Dress Like A French Woman

the-rue-collective-karl-lagerfeld-vogue-9Last week I was busy dreaming up a winter escape to Paris when the new Karl Lagerfeld Paris lookbook landed in my inbox for a shoot with Vogue (I say this casually as if it happens all the time, ha!). My daydreaming inspired my outfit selection, which included a beret and some leopard print loafers.

When it comes to style, no one does it like the French. They always look like they didn’t try, but somehow pull off this effortlessly chic, ‘I just threw it on and look this cool’ outfit.

So what are the ‘rules’?

1. Don’t follow the trends. Keep it simple with solid staple pieces – a leather biker jacket, a casual white tee, skinny jeans, a red lip.

2. Investment pieces. Build your closet with timeless investment pieces that you can pair back with the above – a printed silk scarf, a leather quilted crossbody, statement shoes…

3. Bed head. Roll with it.

4. Keep it neutral. All black, creams, earth tones, basics…and buy a striped t-shirt.

5. Slouchy is good.

Check out the full collection here.the-rue-collective-karl-lagerfeld-vogue-12

This post is in partnership with Karl Lagerfeld Paris

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