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How To Dress Like a French Girl

Everyday at lunch I walk to a nearby park and eat my sandwich on a bench people watching. It’s one of my absolute favorite parts of the day and there’s always so many people out and about wandering the park (especially when it’s sunny outside!). It’s always a mixture of runners, business people also on their lunch breaks, and lots of kids. Think central park on a smaller scale and with a French twist.

My favorite part about my lunch hour is looking at all the outfits. I took a seminar calls my freshman year in college called “French Women in the American Society.” We studied the stereotypes of French women in the American society and for my final paper my thesis was that French women are not more fashionable than the average American (although there stenotype says they are).

And I hate to say it, but I think my thesis was wrong. I see so many French women wandering the park and look so put together and have that certain je ne sais pas. Effortless chic mixed with a classic, timeless style. Crisp whites and blues are a constant and there is no shortage of flattering silhouettes.

Simple flats are big, as well as scarfs and lots of navy and white (my dream). Jean jackets are super popular to throw over everything and I may or may not have had my mom ship me mine over (thanks mom!) J

Here are some things pieces that remind me of the French style:

What do you think of French style?




P.S. I think I'm going to a Q & A post soon so email (prepavenue@gmail.com)/ tweet (@prepavenue) me the questions you want me to answer! 


  1. Looks like lots of classic pieces- I love it! I never would have thought the French would wear jean jackets, but that's awesome- I love them over sundresses :)
    This is beautiful! You did such a great job!

    This Side of Paradise

  2. I love the classic pieces that French girls are wearing, they remind me of a preppy (almost New England?) style!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  3. Maybe I was born to live in Paris because I love every single piece of clothing in this post!

  4. Honestly, I find French style to be too simple and boring for me. I like some items like the shirt and jeans combination but the colours are too neutral for my liking