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Style Stereotypes // French Girls

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They say that stereotypes exist for a reason, and that’s just as true when is comes to fashion as it does the rest of life. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule but as a whole, they can be pretty spot on.

For example, the always ever so chic French. (With icons like Coco Chanel, Francoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot setting the stage, it’s hard to go wrong.) 

French girls have a simple, effortless look that always has that – dare I say it – Je ne sais quoi. They go for simple and understated, but never sacrifice quality. They make casual, chic and they embrace the power of the flat.

Since they value quality over quantity, they invest in a lot of neutrals that easily mix and match (read: BLACK). They know what looks good – and they stick with it.

I bet they really love turtlenecks too.

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Obsessed yet? Me too. So I pulled together a few of the essential pieces you’d need to start building your Parisian Chic wardrobe. BRB – I have some shopping to do.

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xoxCrissie

Ra-Ra-Red

Color crush of the moment – RED. Spotting Allison Williams in this fab Naeem Khan frock really sealed the deal.

Ready to run out and buy a little red dress? Here are a few of my favorites:

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Style Crush- Emma Watson

We first met Miss Watson when she was cast as the bushy-haired, buck-toothed, bookworm Hermione of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
My has she grown up since then. And with her fabulous post-Potter-Pixie, I’ll admit it, I’m a little bit jealous- of her style evolution…

Emma is wearing Burberry– but add a braided-belt to ModCloth’s Gold Dust Gal dress and you are Fashion week ready, just like magic.  

{Images via coolspotters. Outfit: modcloth, hobbs, michael kors}


Style Crush- Rachel Bilson

I’m totally in love with Rachel Bilson’s style– no matter where she’s going she always manages to look chic. My happiest dreams always involve raiding her closet….

{images via coolspotters. Look One- dress: Adam, blazer: Isabella Oliver, clutch: Rachel Nasvik, shoes: Jeffery Campbell, Look Two- dress: Catherine Malandrino, shoe: Steve Madden, belt: Martine Wester, bag: Mulberry, Look Three- dress: Alexa Chung for Madewell, boots: Madewell, bag: Mulberry,  sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli}