3 words for you: Berets are overrated!
Enough fashion atrocities have been committed in the name of everyone trying to nail the French style of dressing. We are setting the record straight by diving deep into the Instagram account of the French blogger, Jeanne Damas, and ending this debate once and for all.
It Is Truly Minimal and Devoid of Unnecessary Layering
If we could describe the French aesthetics in a concise manner, we would call it ‘nomadic chic.’ The clothes have some sort of move-around-without-tripping practicality to them and are effortlessly stylish. There is a liberated approach to dressing that is especially handy in dressing in a post-pandemic world.
It Is Bourgeois Chic
To the French, bourgeois is a way of life and not just a way to describe how people are dressed. The idea of mixing high-fashion with simple wardrobe pieces is a common practice. The emerging look is what the French call bourgeois chic, which is a systematically thought through process of making the everyday unremarkable items of clothing look great.
Even the Layering, When Done, Is Basic
The French shop like they’re always working around a capsule wardrobe that has only key pieces which can be mixed and matched to create new looks every time. A simple blazer jacket featuring classic patterns is a failsafe. It is not avant-garde and does the work of adding another dimension to the look without looking like too much effort has gone into it.
They’re All About Embracing the Boudoir Styles
Singlets, satin dresses that have lace trimmings, robe-style jackets, and silhouettes that are reserved for loungewear in the other parts of the world are everyday mainstays of the French women that they wear with much aplomb. Minimalism doesn’t necessarily mean boring and this style of dressing ensures that.
Accessories Are Minimal but Super Important
Hermes named a leather bag after Jane Birkin, sure, but the other kind of bag that the French artist was actually famous for was the wicker basket. Today the French choice of bags also includes the raffia variety that most women seem to carry. In fact, most women carry two bags, a shopping tote and a small bag. What do they carry? Their signature red lipstick, of course!