How to Look Like a French Girl

French women just have it going on: The perfectly tousled, slightly unkempt hair; the no-makeup makeup that typically includes a perfectly smoked-out eye (did she sleep in it?); and an undone elegance when it comes to clothing choices that’s so identifiable and yet so elusive.

We believe that you can master French girl style, and that it’s actually easier to do than you think. French women typically invest in fewer clothing pieces that are better: You’ll find a perfectly tailored black blazer, well-cut denim, booties and heels that are both classic and cool, and buttondowns that look like they might be borrowed from the boys. When it comes to hair and makeup, they manage to do it well, and then undo it just a little bit, so it doesn’t look perfect…just perfectly cool.