Guide to French Style

Have you ever wondered why the French look SO good? Me too. A few weeks ago I was on set styling an Audrey Hepburn themed commercial for French Sole NY, a store that sells an oasis of ballet flats and I left the project inspired. I later found myself channeling the minimalist + effortless of the French style in my own personal wardrobe. The French have constructed a national identity around looking Parisian chic and I wanted to share with you all a few tips on how to assimilate their classic look.

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

◆ Making an effort by putting thought into an outfit but still looking effortless!

◆ Parisian chic is about restraint and balance. If the look is feminine, offset it with a little androgyny.

◆ Colors are v-important in the French style, stick to the muted hues that complement a variety of other colors.

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.
Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

◆ It is about coordinating items not matching them; the pieces should flow seamlessly together.

◆ Always have the big picture in mind! Ask yourself questions like, how will the individual piece fit into your already existing wardrobe?

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.
Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

These are just some of the key things to keep in mind when looking Parisian Chic! I followed the same guidelines here by choosing muted hues, pieces that complemented one another and looked effortless together. Lately, I have been editing my wardrobe consistently and plan on writing more about how to only make room for the most influential and essential things. Stay tuned!

Ana Prodanovich's guide to French Style.

Credits: Styling by Ana Prodanovich, Photography by Kenny Chen , Hair by Jasmine Burnside

Shop The Look: Reformation top, similar here // Moussy pants, similar here // Zara flats