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The only coat & jacket you need (and they will never will go out of style)


Bridget Malcolm hair


I never understood buying a winter coat or jacket in August. Maybe, if you will go for that very trendy coat, but let's face it, the best ones are classic and cool and there are plenty of them around right now. December and January are good months to invest in a coat.
If where paying attention to the angels, going around Paris, before and after the Victoria Secret show, you would have seen plenty of great coats, big puffy ones, long flawy ones. But the favorite was of course the leather jacket, the eternal model off duty staple.
If you need something a little more warmer, drape yourself in another indestructible favorite, the navy coat. A big part of the French girls wardrobe. Military, mod, classic, sexy, you can style it how you want it, and it will get you everywhere and stand out and fit in at once.
I am wearing my blue peacock everywhere, and living in London now, it's such an easy choice.
Same for the perfecto, the name says it all. I included lots of vegan options, the Zara one is amazing and these days there really is no excuse, you can't tell the difference (they tend to be warmer!)
Scroll down for inspiration how to style it, and my favorite ones.




THE PERFECTO (THE LEATHER MOTO JACKET)


Leather jacket Iza Goulart
Leather Jacket, Sara sampaio

Ragdoll La leather jacket

Leather jacket how to style




Leather jacket Stella maxwell



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THE NAVY BLUE COAT:





Style navy blue peacoat


Navy Blue peacoat



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Spring Closet

Capsule wardrobe spring, MAdewell, Isabel Marant, Ragdoll La, Everlane

Here are some of my spring favorites:

Madewell Striped Tee

Indigo Gauze popover shirt

Popover shirt in buffalo check

Merino linen sweater

Linen striped shirt

Asos Linen blend blazer

Asos Line shorts

Paige Verdugo in Luna wash. or Tessie

For the guys:

Ludlow cotton twill pants

Heathered cotton pants

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How many clothing items does it take? The French formula

FRench girl dressing, French Capsule wardrobe, dress like a french girl


You all have seen them, the French capsule wardrobe pins and posts. Most of offer a striped top, some leather, a jacket, and voila, c'est fait. This month Glamour Paris had a more definitive list to finally find your  'intelligent wardrobe'. Of course it includes more than just six pieces, because it may look minimal, but a girl needs her options.  This is what these Glamourettes proposed: 

Ps before you go on, check out the two coats no French girl is ever without...

The closet

FRench girl dressing, French Capsule wardrobe, dress like a french girl

 SIX DRESSES


Go for black, find you ideal shape of dress, but don't accumulate fluffy dresses, this means say no to an accumulation of sweater dresses and beach dresses.

My choices:

1. Flannel Dress
2. White Shift dress
3. Ivory Cargo dress  
4. Tie Dye Dress
5. Knot front dress
6. Mesh dress


FOUR JACKETS

A black one, preferably a smoking. A navy one. One off duty one. And a traditional one, tweed, herringbone etc.

My choices:

7. Carine Roitfield for Uniqlo Blazer
8. Herringbone blazer 
9. Navy Blue blazer
10. Denim jacket

FOUR BASIC SWEATERS


A black one, a navy one, a grey one and one made of thicker wool.

11. Black merino sweater
12. Chunky sweater
13. Grey V-neck
14. Navy sweater

Six T-shirts

 Two white ones, find your favorite cut. Three in nice colors that suit you. And a striped one, of course.


15.White tee
16. Silk Top
17.Graphic Tee
18. Ruffle tee
19. Slub Cotton tee or in Bordeaux
20. Black ribbed tee or ribbed tank top
21 Striped top

Seven blouses


Two masculine ones, white, blue stripe, grey. A denim shirt. Two fantasy blouses, lace, prints.  Two silk ones.

22. Striped blouse
23. White silk blouse
24. Denim shirt
25. Print blouse
26. Embellished blouse
27. Black silk blouse  


Five pair of pants


Two classic pair, a leather legging, two off duty type of pants such as chinos, cargos.


28 Black cropped pants
29. Black wide leg pants
30. White Corduroys
31 Leather leggings
32 Cargo pants


Four pair of jeans


A ripped or vintage pair, a dark one, a cool pair, and a white one.

33 Destructed Jeans
34. Black Jeans
35 White jeans
36. Straight leg cropped jeans


Six other warm tops


Three nice knits, two cardigans, and a sweatshirt

37. Sleeveless Turtleneck
38. Cableknit sweater
39. Sweatshirt
40. Black cardi
41. Beige Cardi
42. Cropped top

I also love the Tippi ones in bright colors


Four skirts:

As with the dresses, go for a fit that suits you, but don't buy too many shapeless ones.

43. Suede skirt
44. Grey skirt
45. Leather skirt
46. Black denim skirt


Get the essentials:











Last day of the Shopbop event/ what I bought

Shopbop sale event
I have most of my fall/winter wardrobe sorted, so it was easy to choose what to get from the Shopbop Family event. I am especially excited about the booties, and the cute and versatile Ace&Jig dress.

1. Rails plaid shirt/when buying Rails shirts buy the ones that are 60/40 cotton/rayon, they are the best!
2. The Great ruffle tee/Becoming quite obsessed with their tees and sweaters.
3. Ace&Jig dress/perfect for weekends, and so cute with the booties.
4. Ray-Ban Wayfarer
5. James Perse Leggings/ affordable and perfect
6. Dufflebag, it is just the right size.
7. Studded Booties Didn't want to go too high with the heel, and they had to have straps, love the higher shaft. Snagged one of the last pairs in my size, they are going fast!
8. Another Madewell hit. Almost sold out!

What French Girls will be wearing this fall

French girl outfit, French wardrobe

 For cool collabs, leave it to the French. Maje and Claudie Pierlot really hit is out of the park with their latest. Sure we are all waiting for Balmain for H&M, but there you will have to wait in line, try to find something in the frenzy, and let's face it, a week later you look at your buys and wonder why you succumbed.
MAJE is quietly expanding, but Claudie Pierlot is still a French girl secret, and with their collaboration with the ultimate Breton Stripes company Saint James, they nailed it. Check out their ClaudieX James video, and you are in luck Claudie Pierlot now ships to several European countries and you can find it also at Selfridges, like this adorable striped pouch from the collection!

French girl outfit, French wardrobe

French girl outfit, French wardrobe

French girl outfit, French wardrobe

Maje teamed up with Minnetonka. French girls were already wearing the comfy boots all winter, and now they have an even more stylish option. Check the video here, and get the high boots here and the low ones (my favorites!) here.

French girl outfit, French wardrobe

French girl outfit, French wardrobe


French girl outfit, French wardrobe



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