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10 ways to make your style more French

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #1: Embrace black and white

There may be the occasional breakthrough of navy or a bold red lip, but when it comes down to it, a black and white outfit is quintessentially and unianimously praised for its French chicness. Observe: Jessica Chastain. 25+ ways to upgrade your life in 2014

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #2: Say oui to croissants

Mornings consist of a healthy mix of fresh-baked pastries, black coffee and attitude. Hold the exercise. The 5 best pastry shops in Paris

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #3: Wear more stripes

Coco Chanel captured the allure of nautical style with the iconic Breton stripe in the early 1900s, and we're still obsessed with it to this day. Talula Nakano sweater ($24.99), at aritzia.com. 10 totally wearable fall miniskirts

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #4: Act like a lady, dress like a man

The origin of menswear-inspired dressing can be traced back to Yves Saint Laurent's "Le Smoking" suit jackets in place of ballgowns. These days, they're a lot less shocking, but oh so chic. My journey to true personal style

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #5: Embrace the French uniform

Think black skinny jeans, an oversized blazer, T-shirt and ballet flats. Feel free to mix and match the above to your liking. Wrinkled loose blazer ($99), at zara.com. Rag & Bone Simone skinny pant ($372.48), at intermixonline.com. Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Crackled Metallic Leather Bow Ballet Flats($475), at saksfifthavenue.com. Topshop Striped oversized tunic ($52.80), at topshop.com. 10 ways to upgrade your wardrobe this fall

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #6: Mix high and low fashion

French women don't just wear haute couture, mais non. It's all about pairing your investment pieces with on-trend, fast-fashion styles each season. Saint Laurent Suede Paris Classic Pump ($645), at barneys.com. H&M Sleeveless blouse ($29.95), at hm.com. Pink Tartan HB Pencil Skirt in Black and White ($295), at pinktartan.com. Β  Why you need a mini this fall

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #7: You can always add a scarf

Whether it's wrapped around your neck blowing in the wind as you zip around on your Vespa, or more realistically, tied to the handle of your handbag, a scarf makes everything better. Emilio Pucci Printed Scarf ($475), at Holt Renfrew. 10 bags every woman should own

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #8: Invest in a trench coat

While the Duchess effortlessly carries her British allure, we have to admit that there's a certain Frenchness to her style, non? The trench was also famously associated with Brigette Bardot, so either way, you're channeling major French style royalty. Kate Middleton style

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #9: Less is always more

The French are fluent in minimalism and with a neutral palette, slim-fitting silhouettes and ballet flats, you can be, too. How to build a dream closet in 5 steps

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10 ways to make your style more French

How to be more French rule #10: French woman don't wear track pants

Of course, there's the exception of heading into yoga class, but in all other instances, you couldn't sit with them. The hottest mod-inspired Fall 2014 ankle boots

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