Our obsession with French girls is real, and we’re guilty of constantly being on the hunt for pieces that get us closer to embodying that je ne sais quoi. However, we’re itching to go beyond the exhaustively replicated blue striped tee, beret and red lips. To lend a modern update to this iconic international aesthetic, we’ve culled five pieces that embrace their inimitable essence of casual cool while revitalizing the tried-and-true style. See how you can channel your favorite French babe ahead this season.
Red Striped Boatneck
Styling tip: Try a red striped top instead of the usual blue. Pair it with a suede coat and dark boot leg jeans for a modern '70s vibe.
Striped Boatneck T-Shirt
Styling tip: Choose a mohair or angora knit for a luxe take on a simple sweater. Combine with a polished pencil skirt and vibrant clutch.
Mohair and Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater
Styling tip: Channel the modern Chloe girl with a boho version rendered in an earthy print and floaty silhouette. Add height with of-the-moment lace-up heels.
Printed Tunic Dress
Styling tip: Upgrade from the collarless tweed jacket to a cooler oversize tweed blazer. Team with wide-leg white trousers for a sleek workwear look.
Styling tip: Instead of the ubiquitous Chanel-inspired chain strap bag, try the equally classic two-tone slingback sandals to channel the epitome of French girl chic.