Whether or not you’ve actually visited the French capital, you’re likely familiar with the Parisian aesthetic. Marked by messy bangs, a classic red lip, and an effortless wrap dress, the “French-girl” look is a well-known style trope with roots in the early 1950s.
Popularized by the likes of Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin, French style has since been reimagined by modern-day It girls like Sabina Socol and Jeanne Damas. While classic jeans, a white tee, and a basket bag are still prevalent, the look now includes slip skirts, blazers, corduroy trousers, cable-knit cardigans, and more. Of course, the French approach to beauty and style is more pertinent than the clothes themselves. The look is low-maintenance, slightly carefree, and just “undone” enough.
We’re pleased to report that Parisian It girls still cherish the classic French style code to some degree, making it that much easier for us to spot