How to do jeans + a top like a French girl

Monday, February 12, 2018

Je ne sais quoi but French girls have a certain something when it comes to making every day style look really really good. Literally, give them your oldest, pizza-stained tee and they could transform it into the sexiest, coolest, most effortless look you’ve seen in like forever. Siiiiiigh. Anyway, instead of crying about it, we decided to do our research and break. it. down. to figure out exactly what those crucial French girl style rules so we can achieve such #OOTD heights.

Here’s three of our fave French babes, elevating your daily jeans + top look to stratospheric highs. Take notesΒ bΓ©bΓ©…

Jeans + tee c/o @fingermonkey

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Neil Rasmus

Could Camille Rowe-Bel be any more dreamy? With her choppy blonde hair, her Insta vids of her and her BFF rocking out in cars and her amazingly dorky snort-laugh, we have a total crush on her. And we haven’t even discussed her style yet 😳 Here’s the French model/actress/dancer showing us how to do the jeans + tee combo RN. After careful consideration, we think there’s a few style rules to take note of here. Firstly, the ever so slightly oversized fit of the tee paired with unkempt hair gives a v laid back, ‘I just threw this on’ vibe. Also, the high-rise of the jean lends a ’70s feel which is so on point. We’re also loving that she’s thrown a statement bag into the mix. TrΓ¨s bon.

Here’s our very own version…

Joie de vivre tee, Original straight leg jean, Fringe cross body bag, Elodie velvet trainers


Jeans +blouse c/o @jeannedamas

Photo by Sam Deitch

Ah, Jeanne Damas. You mega babe, with your Jane Birkin fringe and your nonchalant everything. The blogger turned model turned fashion designer kills us daily, with her grams of boulevard strolling, countless dreamy trips and her GIANT cat.

Anyway, let’s talk about the clothes.Β We love this look, which we assume she’s just picked up from the floor of her Paris apartment and thrown on, within five minutes. You’ll only need a handful of cute things to pull it off – a large gold pendant necklace, a tie front blouse (dΓ©colletage darling) some high waist jeans and a smudge of rouge lipstick.


Coin curb choker, Dee western buckle ankle boots, Lizzie ink indigo high waist super skinny jeans, Β Ochre ditsy floral print blouse

Jeans + jersey c/o @sabinasocol

Photo by Joe Schildhorn

Ok, if you don’t follow Sabina Socol on Insta yet, do it immediately. She’s basically a modern day Brigitte Bardot and we’re When she’s not writing her French girl column for Who What Wear, the Paris-based journalist is always skipping off to far-flung beaches in amazing bikinis or hanging out with her BFF Jeanne (☝️) in Paris and being v v v French. We love how she’s adapted a couple of great basics here for an understated evening look. Also, she has the perfect shade of blonde…everybody S L O W Β C L A PΒ πŸ‘Β πŸ‘Β πŸ‘

Mom acid wash ripped jeans, Black tie back knitted jumper, Black soft unlined cross body bag, Lia polka dot kitten heel court shoes



πŸ‡«πŸ‡·Β We hope you enjoyed this little Parisian style trip πŸ‡«πŸ‡·Β When all else fails, opt for a baguette under the πŸ’ͺ