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:
'Ah oui, alors je cherche une petite robe d'été pour mes vacances en Bretagne. Je la veux bleue, manche courtes, à rayures bleues et blanches, en coton, au dessus du genou.'
Paf! That's it! That's what she wants.
In English, I just described the little summer dress this lady is planning to wear on her next holiday in Brittany. This dress will have to be blue, short sleeved, with blue and white stripes, in cotton and above the knee length.
Were you surprised by the list of requirements?
You would only be surprised if you are not French.
Us French women know what to buy because we know what we need and want.
When you don't know what you are looking for, the odds of getting it wrong and buying something you will never wear are huge.
So, your next question to me should be:
'Ok Marie-Anne, so how do we know what we need and want?'
My answer is: 'You need to know what is in your closet.'
Does this sound too simple? Well, it is really. But remember these words when you come home from your next shopping expedition with hundreds of dollars worth of clothes you will wear once or twice, or maybe never. Don't come a-crying to me when your next credit card bill thumps on to the door mat.
Have you every wondered why you buy the wrong clothes and the wrong accessories?
It has nothing to do with bad taste, but everything to do with the fact that you don't know exactly what you need and want. This is the difference between how chic French women shop and the rest of the planet.
You see, chic French women take for granted that their wardrobe (every single item that is in it) works for them. I have mentioned before that we don't have a huge closet full of clothes that are wrong for us. Instead, we have a pared down wardrobe where every item works hard for us. They all go with as many other pieces as possible.
The other effect of having a pared-down wardrobe that works for us, is that we know EXACTLY what is missing.
So, we write this item down on a list in all its details.
So, the next time we hit our favourite boutiques, we will be able to zero in on that one item that is perfect for us. We won't be distracted by shiny new trendy clothes that we know we won't have any use for.
As you know, and this is something that I often mention, French women are not into fashion and trends. We know that fashion is ephemeral. As we prefer classics (i.e pieces that last) we pick our clothes very carefully.
How carefully do we choose them?
We have a number of criteria that we follow, which helps us to avoid expensive mistakes.
There is another difference. French women seem to be able to look stylish on a budget that would astound many women. Interested yet?
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- The first thing chic French women do before setting off on a shopping trip
- What to replace and what not to replace
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- Their shopping criteria that enable them to buy the perfect pieces every time
- Their fitting room secrets that every woman should know!
- The one thing that elevates a piece from a basic to a much loved classic
- What you will never hear a chic French woman say about their new purchases.
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