THE FRENCH GIRL STYLE GUIDE
Ah, the French girl style. It’s a look that has everyone trying to emulate it, and yet nobody can quite seem to pull it off quite like the true Parisian ladies do. It’s hard to put your finger on what makes the French girl style so special, but we think it has something to do with the air of effortless elegance that comes from a combination of timeless basics, subtle details, and classic silhouettes. So, if you’re looking to add a bit of je ne sais quoi to your wardrobe, we’ve got some tips and tricks on how to nail the French girl style. Let’s get started!
1. STACKING RINGS
French women aren't afraid to wear many ring sets at once. They wear all kinds of ring stacks, including chunky or fine ones, with gemstones or without. They are not afraid to go all-out when stacking rings, depending on what looks best on their hands.
When it comes to rocking cool ring sets, the French know how to do it right. They mix and match different ring styles, colors, and materials to create a unique look. And they don't shy away from big, bold rings, either. So it's not uncommon to see French women rocking several large rings on each hand. Because they intuitively know stacking large rings is a great way to add visual interest to any outfit.
If you're looking to add some ring stacks to your collection, take a cue from the French fashionistas and go for something eye-catching and unique. You can find stacking rings in all kinds of materials, including gold, silver, rose gold, etc. Try on everything from a hammered texture for a more edgy look, a matte finish for a softer look, or a satin glaze for a high-end, posh look.
2. SIGNATURE SIGNET RINGS
Every French woman owns a custom-made signet ring, often monogrammed with her initials or the family crest. They use these personalized pieces as their jewelry signatures, and as such, these items are very important to them.
You have probably noticed that French women wear these signature jewelry pieces even in the most informal situations because they are discreet yet highly symbolic. Their custom-made signet rings have many meanings, ranging from religious symbolism to ties to aristocracy and love of family.
3. MEDALLION NECKLACES
There's something about a medallion necklace that just oozes French girl chic. Whether it's the dainty gold pendants or the vintage-inspired lockets, these necklaces add a touch of je ne sais quoi to any outfit.
Not only are they pretty to look at, but medallion necklaces also have a rich history and meaning. In France, these necklaces are often given as gifts to loved ones, and they're also seen as talismans of good luck.
So, if you're looking to add a little bit of French flair to your wardrobe, make sure to pick up a medallion necklace! Trust us; you'll be glad you did.
4. SMALL HOOPS
These are a staple in any French girl’s jewelry box. They are versatile and can be worn with everything from a casual t-shirt to a more dressy outfit. If you don’t have any small hoops in your collection, now is the time to invest!
Pair your hoops with a white turtleneck, dark blue jeans, and a bright red coat for an outfit that exudes the charm of the French fashionista.
5. TINY, DROP EARRINGS
For those who are not au fait with the term, "drop earrings" refers to any style of earring that hangs down from the earlobe rather than sitting close to the face like studs. And while we love a good pair of statement hoops as much as the next person, there's something about a delicate pair of drop earrings that just feels so very French girl. They effortlessly accentuate a chignon or ponytail and can even transform a simple T-shirt and jeans ensemble into something charming.
6. EAR CUFFS
On the hunt for ways to nail that effortless French girl style? Well, one key ingredient is the ear cuff.
This unassuming little accessory can add instant edge to any outfit, and we're particularly obsessed with the delicate, dainty ones that have been popping up all over Instagram. Trust us; there's nothing sexier than a low-key Parisian who looks like she doesn't try too hard (even though we know better).
So how do you style an ear cuff? We love pairing ours with a denim jacket and vintage tee for a casual cool look or dressing them up with a slinky slip dress for a night out. And don't be afraid to mix and match different styles on each ear - it's all about having fun with fashion!
There you have it - our top six jewelry picks that every French girl owns. From signature signet rings to tiny drop earrings, these pieces will add a touch of French girl style to any outfit. So go ahead and channel your inner Parisian fashionista and pick up some of these classic jewelry items to complete your look. Au revoir!