How can a simple black top become a French Chic classic?
Once you know the elements that create a classic piece, you will feel more at ease when investing in quality clothes.
As you know, I have just returned from my annual holiday in ma belle France, and ma verte Normandie. During my stopover in Montreal, I managed to squeeze in a bit of shopping (pourquoi pas?) and bought this knitted top in a sweet little boutique in Old Montreal.
At first glance, this black top is plain, basic and simple.
A black top is a black top is a black top, right?
My answer will be: non.
This black top is plain? non.
It is basic? non.
It is simple? yes.
You can't describe this top as plain and basic because of the detailing that sets it apart from plain black tops. The detailing is subtle, yes, and it is exactly what we love in French Chic.
The simplicity of this top helps to ensure that it will not date and thus becomes a classic.
I will make this simple black top a classic of mine. I will wear it on many smart events and occasions and for years to come.
This is what I like about quality clothes which become classics: You can love them for years!
To summarise, when investing in quality clothes, ensure that:
- They are of a classic colour and design/cut
- They are simple
- They have subtle detailing that set them apart
- They can be worn with as many other pieces that you already own
- And last but not least, that they suit your body shape!
PS. Knowing how to dress well for your body shape is vital in French Chic. Without this basic but foundational knowledge, you will find it difficult to look well put together.
This is why my body shape ecourses are proving so popular among women who:
- want to improve and upgrade their style from top to toe
- professional women who need to appear flawless for their business and clients
- and women who simply wish to learn about dressing well effortlessly, just like a chic French woman.
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I'm Marie-Anne Lecoeur. I teach women how to upgrade their style and think, shop & dress like a French woman in my Ecourses and The French Chic Academy
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