DO THE FRENCH EVEN DO TRENDS, YOU ASK. YES, BUT IN A MORE REFINED WAY THAN US EARTHLINGS. WATCH AND LEARN …
If there’s one thing we know it’s that the French don’t exactly bow down to fashion trends. A scroll through your favourite French woman’s feed may reveal a certain pattern: block heel boots, excellent trench coats, muted suiting, a penchant for a great leather bag. However, with the turning of the season, it’s nice to see – read: admire – how our French counterparts update their look to follow suit. Here are a few things we’ve noticed, and loved, for spring summer …
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The key piece that’s everywhere right now and shows no sign of abating is the blazer. And it’s supersized for spring summer. Keep the rest of your look classic with slim(ish) jeans and block-heel boots.
Loafers, flares and pops of punchy colour
Loafers to write home about are having a moment. Especially if they have a luxe feel to them, nodding to the stealth wealth aesthetic of Bottega Veneta, Khaite and old Céline. Investing in a pair of these makes sense on a cost-per-wear level alone – they’re a building block of any wardrobe. Pair with another key trend of the season, relaxed suiting.
The balletcore trend is one of those looks that can be tricky to reenact in real life so we loved seeing how Anne Laure Mais paired her classic pumps with a trench coat – it’s a put-together May look.
White shirting is huge for spring. But we love the Parisienne twist on the trend: a bohemian shirt feels relaxed and cool, and avoids any corporate connotations.
slim flares and peasant blouses
As we move away from skinny jeans, the slim flare is emerging as the hero piece of the season. Wear yours with a romantic blouse and clogs, or stacked heels, for a look that nods to the 1970s.