Effortlessly ahead of the fashion curve and always just a little undone, the French girl in your life isn't necessarily French. While she manages to exude that covetable je ne sais quoi, she's always grateful to receive a thoughtfully selected gift. We know the task is daunting, but we tapped our editors to select the perfect holiday gifts for the impossibly chic French girl in your life, all courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld Paris. Because which brand would be better equipped to help you solve this style conundrum?
Even the ever-stylish French girl cannot escape the perils of holiday shopping. Unlike her less savvy counterparts, she eschews the athleisure uniform in favor of a more polished approach. Patent slingbacks and a sleek tan shoulder bag will underscore her sartorial tendencies. A whimsical printed sweatshirt will highlight her playful side and keep her cozy in the winter chill. An unexpected dark grey trouser and quilted leather jacket are approachable but unusual, much like her.
For the consummate entertainer, you'll need to gift her an outfit that ranks high on the scales of both style and comfort. We suggest a ruby-hued sweater (to match her trademark red lip), with ruffled cuffs for a dash of feminine flair. A pointed-toe flat in classic tartan with an embellished clasp will preclude any need for fussy jewelry—she rarely wastes time piling on accessories—and a black suede cigarette pant will make her eyes light up.
For the social butterfly with a packed social calendar, gift a selection of items she can mix and match into a variety of outfits. A mod, patent boot will work brilliantly with her selection of suede miniskirts and midi-length dresses. She's far more likely to don a navy and white printed mini dress than blend into the scores of sequin sheaths, so try this playful version that pairs beautifully with a two-tone pebbled leather cross body. She'll air kiss the night away then remix the pieces into her wardrobe for months to come.
If she occupies herself with trips to the ballet, leisurely strolls, and alfresco coffee and croissants you'll want to gift her a statement coat. Far from a trend magpie, she possesses a discerning eye that will appreciate a classic topper like this military style. A block-heel in black with a jeweled buckle looks both ladylike and fashion-forward, particularly when teamed with a polished purse. We like this version for a French bow and touch of chain-link on the handle, and we're pretty confident she will, too.