Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Thou Shalt No Covet: French Style

OK, I'm obsessed.  Living with frenchies has got me thinking about french style.  Given, neither of my roommates is actually from France, one is Belgian and one is from a lovely island near Madagascar called Reunion, but still.  French style is so classic and nonchalant.  I already love stripes and according to the lovely author of Garance Dore they do indeed wear a lot of stripes.  The girl above just makes me think about quintesencial french style.
As I've mentioned before mixing patterns also always feels very french to me.  I can't say I've ever achieved the look myself, but maybe I'll make it my goal to head over to my local Sally's and give it a try.  I thoroughly feel that I don't own enough thin striped black and white or red tops.  Anyone know a good place I can pick up a few?
Here's yet another example of a pretty french girl in a pretty striped top.  Somehow I managed to lose the link for which blog this came from, anyone know???
Obviously we can't talk french style without mentioning chapeaus.  Obviously barrets are what everyone thinks of and the girl above does look just lovely in hers.  Especially with those pretty red lips.
But I also think that a bowler looks quite french in this example.  Maybe it's just the top, still jealous.  So what do you guys think?  Do you love french style?  Or are you more classic American style?  What pieces do you guys think of as classically french? Let me know!

1 comment:

  1. i love the rolled/cuffed wrists in the first photo.

    gap/old navy are usually a good resource for stripes-- good luck!