While it is true we have a love for all things French, the admiration the world has for French sartorial style is uncontested.
Certain images come to mind when we think of French fashion – Be it the classic Chanel bag, expensive cashmere knits or Louboutin shoes.
But its the slightly lesser-known brands producing the everyday street-style looks we’re seeing on Paris It-Girls.
Subtle, feminine with masculine tailoring, effortless yet chic; a French woman’s wardrobe is built on timeless staple pieces, (see here for our list of the 7 Garments you Need in Your Wardrobe) that can be mixed and matched, and worn from the office to a bar, and back again.
So to help you replicate the on-trend looks of our Parisian style-set, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 brands French women are loving right now.
A go-to for those who are a fan of a minimalist wardrobe, Atelier de Production et Création offer up a luxurious selection of knits, quality leather bags, t-shirts, denim, blazers, blouses and trousers that will add a touch of French chic to your wardrobe.
If you’re needing to update your wardrobe staples post Spring-clean (see our tips on How to De-Clutter Your Wardrobe, and here for our pick of the 7 Garments You Need in Your Wardrobe), this is your one stop shop.
This French brand offers a mix of casual weekend wear, and chic, staple pieces.
Many of their basic tees offer a girly twist, such as a ruffle or embellishment on the sleeve, and paired with classic pieces such as their leather jacket, will help you achieve the effortlessly chic French style.
3. Reiko Jeans
More often than not, well-fitting jeans can be hard to come by, but this French-made brand has gotten it just right. We predict Reiko will soon become your go-to for denim, and contemporary, easy-to-wear weekend styles.
Their classic jacket options include leather, bomber and denim styles, and their blazers and trousers would add a chic and trendy edge to work attire.
4. Claudie Pierlot
Update your work wardrobe with this brand and their chic selection of blouses and dresses. Refresh your weekend, easy to wear staples with their high quality basic tees.
Claudie Pierlot also offer an enviable collection of coats, that will have you wishing Winter was once again upon us.
Designed by friends Barbara Boccara and Sharon Krief, BA&SH brings you trendy trousers and chic blouses for the office, as well as staple pieces with fun prints, patterns, and embellishments.
BA&SH don’t just stop at work-wear though, with ethereal floral dresses that you will find yourself living in this summer.
Created by French style icon Jeanne Damas, Rouje is the perfect place to head for Spring and Summer outfit inspiration.
Think printed blouses and satin tie-up tops that will work perfectly with high-waist denim, or wide-leg trousers, not to mention the perfect cut wrap dress.
These pieces are the perfect styles to take you from work to the bar on a balmy Spring evening.
Founded ten years ago by friends Stella and Thomas, this Parisian brand has become popular for their sleek, on-trend designs.
Described as feminine and minimal, with a bohemian edge, these easy-to-wear clothes and accessories will help you channel your inner French-girl.