How To Channel French Chic Street Style
Traveling to Paris always gives me inspiration on attaining that oh so-cool French girl style. Sitting in a nearby café in Bastille, you can’t help but notice women dressed so stylish, but have that, “I just threw this on” look about them. But what if a trip to the City of Lights is not on your immediate radar? Thankfully Madewell understands our fascination with Parisian flair and has teamed up with France’s leading fashion brand, Sézane. The two brands have reunited to create a 23 piece capsule collection of iconic pieces that are quintessentially trés chic! What essentially draws us to French wardrobe is the timeless appeal. Like Yves Saint Laurent once noted, “Fashions fade, style is eternal.” So what are the timeless pieces that we cannot live without? A stripe tee, a men’s inspired coat, a cable knit sweater, and a leather crossbody bag– all the things that complement what you already have in your closet.
Remember, it is not about reinventing your look entirely every year, just refreshing it. “For this collection with Sézane we focused on defining Parisian wardrobe pieces. The result was easy prints, nautical stripes and a mixing of texture and pattern”, noted Joyce Lee, Madewell Head of Design. “We were drawn to Sézane from the start because we felt like the two brands complimented each other, Sézane brings a fun feminine touch to our tried and true essentials. The collection recently launched at Madewell this week. So we broke down the French girl uniform that all the It girls or tastemakers will sport to show how to achieve the French girl style and to make it your own. S’amuser!
Photos: Courtesy of Madewell