Did you know that a humble, decluttered closet is the start to a wardrobe that works for you?
You may find it a bit strange that I chose 'humble' to describe a decluttered closet.
You may think that a decluttered closet is nothing important or extraordinary.
Question: How do you get women to buy half a blouse, while you save money on materials and manufacturing costs and have a good laugh at the women’s expense in the process?
Answer: You invent the deconstructed look!
My last blog post was about buying what you will love.
As a French woman, I only buy what I will love and that goes with the rest of the pieces I have in my closet.
Everybody tells you to wear what you love.
Well, I want to turn things around today. I am going to tell you something different.
I am telling you to buy what you will love.
I saw this black evening dress from Balmain today and I wanted to talk to you about it.
You see, just like every item of clothing, not all evening dresses are created equal. Some evening gowns will make you look tall and statuesque, while others will visually widen and squash you.
When you know how French women think, you know that they don't go shopping for clothes blind-folded. What I mean is that they always know what they are looking for... in detail.
Speak to a French woman browsing along the rails in a shop and she will tell you, for example:
Do you ever walk into clothes shops and come out empty-handed?
Well, I hope that you do!
This means that you don't go in and buy clothes indiscriminately.
Prints are a minefield, aren't they?
They are difficult to wear and difficult to accessorise.
We all know that.
What is the meaning of chic?
What is the difference between chic and French Chic?
Many people get confused between the two.
As a French Chic style author and writer, I have identified three main guidelines to keep in mind when following authentic French Chic. I named them 'The Three Pillars' because they support French Chic.
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