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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:











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