When it comes to wardrobe, we’re not entirely convinced that French style is all that different than American style. Both cultures appreciate classic cuts and pieces, like the perfect pair of jeans, timeless cozy sweater or whisper-thin slouchy tee.
But where many French girls show their edge is in how they carry these looks–with confidence and an insanely simple approach to beauty. Ask any french girl about her beauty strategy and she’ll likely tell you that she does what her mom and grandmom have done, like treating tresses to hair masks or cleansing face with a kitchen staple, like honey. For these girls, it’s all about healthy, clear skin, healthy wash-and-go locks and a bit of a bright lip.
Embrace the classic, pretty, but not-so-perfect style by throwing on a few easy pieces where the emphasis is on fit, not trend, tousling your hair and going barefoot, like Brigitte Bardot often did while in St. Tropez back in the day.
Here’s how we cop French girl style:
(Plus, read on for deets on how to win new pieces from Macy’s Maison Jules line!)
MAISON JULES FLORAL HENLEY AND MAISON JULES STRIPED BLAZER EVERLANE RYAN TEE ZARA SKINNY JEANS WEDDERSPOON MANUKA HONEY ACTIVE 16+ (Surprisingly, you can wash your face with straight honey and it works! It’s antibacterial properties have been shown to help acne-plagued skin. (Just make sure to wet your face before applying the honey, otherwise it won’t easily spread on your skin.) OJON DAMAGE REVERSE RESTORATIVE HAIR TREATMENT PLUS NEW YORK COLOR SMOOCH PROOF 16HR LIP STAIN SUDZZ DESIGN POWDER (This stuff does the degreasing and volumizing work of a dry shampoo while providing a bit of hold. But the best part? It helps achieve the look of slightly messy hair when your strands just want to fall straight.) PSTOL is celebrating French Style (and our newish twitter account) with a fresh, new kickdown. JUST TWEET WHY YOU LIKE FRENCH STYLE TO @PSTOL.COM (USING #MAISONJULES) FOR A CHANCE TO WIN CLOTHING FROM THE MAISON JULES LINE. Happy Tweeting! And find out more about the gear here: