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TRES CHIC

There’s something about the way French women dress that’s just irresistibly stylish. The key? Simple, classic pieces, carefully chosen and put together well. Cue our city break-inspired masterclass in Parisian chic

 

KNOW THE BASICS

Be it the weekend or the working week, the secret of looking effortless yet well considered is to focus on staple pieces like timeless outerwear and super-soft knits. Instant sophistication, 24/7

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 KHAKI RULES
This Autograph jacket adds a little ‘je ne sais quoi’ to everyday denim. Pair it with black skinny jeans, or white for smart spring elegance

ULTRA-FEMININE
Best of British A-line skirt
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FINER DETAILS
All a classic cashmere sweater needs is a pair of delicate earrings. Wear your hair in a loose chignon to show them off

SIMPLE ELEGANCE

The holy grail of city dressing: chic separates that can be put together in seconds and look stylish all day. Keep make-up and accessories simple – it’s all about striking a balance

SIMPLICITY RULES
Black paired with navy is instantly chic. Introduce summer whites and you’ve got a fresh take for spring

SHARP AND SLEEK
Limited Edition tote
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CREAM OF THE CROP
This tailored look works 24/7. The boxy jacket nails classic with an edge, while the terracotta trousers complement the snake-print detail in the tote. Parfait

THE ART OF INSOUCIANCE

Where the Italians champion glamour, the French value elegance. Dialling it up Parisian style might involve a second coat of rouge lipstick, but after-dark dressing should still maintain a laid-back air. Never be obvious – keep it understated and if in doubt, opt for black

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THE BIKER IS KEY
No modern wardrobe is complete without the perennial biker – wear with
Breton and denim by day or slip on over a dress for evening

Photography: Quentin de Briey / Styling: Sorrel Kinder / Hair: Vincent de Moro at Agence Aurelien Paris  Make-up: Louise Garnier at Marie-France Thavonekham / Model: Katryn Kruger at IMG

MASCULINE/FEMININE
Make everyone else feel overdressed with a super-sleek jumpsuit. Pin-thin heels will give the look a feminine finish

LUXE LEATHER
Autograph biker jacket
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SUBTLE SEDUCTION

The key here is to look like you’ve spent no more than five minutes in front of the mirror: tousled hair, a chic LBD and a carefree attitude

STYLE INSPIRATION

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