Endless streams of street style shots and envy-inducing editorial spreads are proof positive that when it comes to effortless dressing, French femmes outshine us Yankee gals 9 times out of 10. We say, if you can’t beat them, join them.
In honor of Bastille Day, we picked 7 Parisiennes – including an insanely chic mother-daughter duo — with killer taste and Instagram feeds to match and decoded each one’s personal style for your shopping convenience. You can say merci later.
Meet The Too-Cool French Chicks We're Style Stalking
Caroline de Maigret
Leave it to model/music producer and bona fide It-girl, Caroline de Maigret, to put a fresh spin on Bastille Day-appropriate red, white and bleu. We're pretty stoked to rock the subtly patriotic look year-round.
Get Caroline's Look
Model, actress, singer -- this too-cool triple threat has family ties to Charlotte Gainsbourg (half-sister) and Jane Birkin (mom), so it's really no wonder she's got some serious style chops.
Get Lou's Look
The first French blogger to go mainstream stateside, Garance introduced laissez-faire Parisian dressing to a whole new generation of style mavens.
Get Garance's Look
Make like French model Cora Emmanuel and strike a pose in badass moto-boots, painted-on skinnies and an easy knit.
Get Cora's Look
Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, Emmanuelle Alt breathes new life into the quintessential pairing of sleek Le Smoking and tailored slacks by way of sequins and a smoldering eye.
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Julia Restoin Roitfeld + Carine Roitfeld
Two generations of women, two totally distinct looks: Carine and Julia are all the proof we need that inherently good taste knows no generational bounds.