French Fashion? Oui, Please!

I have been enjoying wearing French designers lately; for the style and aesthetic, the fabric, the fit – and well, the feel! There is something so elegant about the look and feel of a French-made piece of clothing. I asked Gabrielle, friend, owner, and curator of my new favorite boutique, The Collective, just what it is that is so appealing about French designers. Here is what Gabrielle said: “Working with clothing for the past 5 years, I’ve noticed that French and Italian designers just know how to tailor clothing to a woman’s body. For example, Cinzia Rocca coats are some of the best I’ve seen. I think this is part of the reason we, as American women, look to the French women for inspiration… they wear classic, well-tailored items that look effortless… and no matter what we classify our ‘style’ as, I think most can appreciate the “effortless” vibe.”

Ooh, effortless – that is the word! Dressing has been effortless.

Outift (mostly French): Coat, Maje; sweater A.P.C.; pants, The Row (American); shoes, Talbots (American)

Photos by Abrina Hyatt

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  1. Hi Melissa,

    You are spot-on.
    Effortless chic in well made clothes that both give you confidence and keep you warm.
    I like and wear both brands Maje and APC. APC is better quality than Maje in the fit and fabrics.
    Actually, I dress like this these days and add sunnies, a hat to bring à little extra to the look.

    Well done. You look very parisIan.

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