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The Little Black Dress Shop French Chic

French Chic

How to achieve that French Chic look, AKA “Parisian Elan”. Defined as, ‘elan’ refers to a combination of style, vigour & confidence, which we believe is the key to pulling off that ever-elusive ‘French Chic’ look! We’ve curated a mix of elegant, non-chalant and fashion-forward looks inspired by the streets of Paris, but with a local twist! Remember, your style should be an extension of your personality.

 

French Chic

This lightweight military jacket is so frenchy, so chic…softly tailored with neutral tones of navy and cream, it’s both a staple and a statement at once! Parisian women always consider the look of an outfit as a whole, not just the individual item. Here we have styled the jacket & linen pants with an oversized straw hat to add casual sophistication to this French Chic look.

 

 

French Chic

Vive la Flag! Red, white & blue: a staple colour palette that never disappoints. Just landed in store, this exquisite cotton knit in a rich red & ivory looks perfect with these french-navy chinos. Scarves are back in a big way & we love this navy & white spotted square twisted into a hair piece.

 

 

A fresh twist on the male tuxedo shirt, this white button-up with its textured detailing is stunning. Pop the starch collar to frame your face and keep things classic with some black trousers. The white piping on the trouser hem adds further thoughtfulness to this co-ordinated look. Always ensure you get the right fit for your body shape rather than following difficult trends!

 

 

We adore this crisp, cotton blouse with its pleated detailing and 3/4 sleeves. Pairing this with some white jeans really makes the coloured scarf & belt POP. Remember that a great way to incorporate colour tastefully into your outfit is through your accessories.

 

 

 

Pour some personality into your look with french chic details & cool accessories. Sheer panels & lace detailing draw attention to this cool cotton shift, perfect to live in all Summer long with it’s elbow-length sleeves and breathable fabric. Add some old-world elegance to your overall look with this straw hat – it will protect your skin whilst adding mystery & confidence to your persona.

 

 

Your new weekend go-to: the striped cotton dress! Featuring a neat collar and buttoned-up neckline, it’s a classic french look which we’ve styled here with an american-inspired denim jacket. A perfect pairing!

 

 

 

The French know how important a classic Tee & staple jeans are to their wardrobe, but also just as importantly, they aren’t afraid to add a trendy piece to elevate them! This silver leather jacket instantly adds a rock-n-roll twist that’s sure to impress (plus it’s just fun to wear).

 

 

 

Who said you can’t mix prints with patterns? We love this juxtaposition of a sharp, striped blazer over a floral, peasant-style blouse. It’s confident, unexpected and feminine all at once and also a clever layering tool for trans-seasonal dressing.

 

 

 

For those days when only a top and jeans will do, you can still exude Parisian Γ©lan by opting for a striped knit, fashionable belt & loafers. A patent loafer lifts the casual jeans and also co-ordinates wonderfully with this star-studded belt. French chic, Simple!

 

 

 

Expertly ‘undone’ and effortlessly french chic, this ensemble is faultless and oh so french with its neutral tones and natural fabrics. To achieve this look, pick one or two tonal colours rather than trying to make vibrant clashes.
Sometimes, less is more.

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with a monochromatic ensemble, like this pairing of an ivory lace knit and trousers. Yet to make this look a touch more dramatic & stylised, we’ve added a chunky knotted necklace & checked scarf. Voila!

 

 

 

The French lady knows how to wear the off-duty look whilst maintaining her sophistication. The key here is a clever combination of comfort, quality and of course, confidence. The bold cuff adds an edge to an otherwise relaxed look and the animal-print sneakers keep things fashion-forward. Parfait!

 

 

 

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