If there is someone’s style we are always trying to emulate, it’s the French girl.
Chic, understated and effortless, it has become the basis for many women’s wardrobes.
The reason for this is how beautifully simple it is.
There are no bells and whistles, scary prints or clashing colours – everything is muted yet sexy.
All the pieces a French woman owns are classics: meant to be kept, worn and cherished forever.
There is nothing trend-led about any of the garments.
Some key items to have include a great structured blazer, a fantastic pair of jeans and a solid white shirt.
From there you have your base.
You can then introduce pops of colour like French women do, through your bags and accessories.
Meanwhile, you should always have a pair of ballet flats in your arsenal.
So to get you started on your French girl journey, here are 11 pieces that will help you nail the look.
Djerf Avenue Blazer
Get it for £159 at Djerf Avenue.
& Other Stories white shirt
Get it for £65 at & Other Stories.
Agolde 90s pinch waist jeans
Get them for £197 at Revolve.
Coline ballerina pumps
San Sebastian handbag
Get it for £45 at Beaubea.
H&M trench coat
Get it for £59.99 at H&M.
Lucille midi dress
Get it for £110 at Sezane.
Charles & Keith heeled sandals
Get them for £49 at Charles & Keith.
Double strap basket bag
Get it for £35.99 at Mango.
ASOS Design mid-square sunglasses
Get them for £12 at ASOS.
Arket crew neck t-shirt
Get it for £15 at Arket.