4 Fave Brands of French Influencers
by Sidney Burds
Here in the U.S. we just celebrated the Fourth of July, but hold onto your berets and sparklers because it’s almost Bastille Day. Over in France, the masses celebrate a key turning point in the French Revolution and honor the unity of their people on July 14. And what better way for us American gals to honor them than through fashion?
Effortlessly chic and incredibly cool, French girl style is impeccable. It’s a laid-back, feminine look unlike anywhere else. While we can’t all jump on a jet and head to Paris for a shopping trip, thanks to Instagram and worldwide shipping you can rock Parisian style from the comforts of home. Take a scroll below to check out four brands that French influencers can’t seem to get enough of, so you can achieve their natural, leisurely style yourself.
Makers of the Instagram famous Naomi skirt, Réalisation Par’s designs are pieces that can last an eternity in your closet. Full of classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics, the brand keeps its creative focus on producing individual pieces as opposed to full collections. Odds are you can’t scroll through your Instagram feed without coming across a fashion blogger styled in one of their pieces.
From flirty wrap dresses like this one sported by Alizée Gamberini, to timeless slip skirts as seen on Julie Fournier and sassy midi dresses, as modeled by Camille Charrier, there’s a piece for everyone. Good luck picking just one!
Buy It! Réalisation Par The Alexandra, $195; realisationpar.com
Buy It! Réalisation Par The Naomi, $180; realisationpar.com
Buy It! Réalisation Par The Alba, $240; realisationpar.com
French girl style isn’t all expensive items and designer duds. No, these ladies are masters of mixing high-end items with cost-effective pieces for an elevated outfit. The brand that we spot time and time again when clicking for the tags on French influencer posts is Mango, and it’s easy to see why. With the majority of the pieces under $100, the brand cultivates collections of clothes that complement any woman’s figure, while saving her some change.
Find a blazer for your new favorite layering piece like Lina Ose, or Eleonore Toulin’s easy summer skirt in a punchy lime green, or a pair of jeans like those worn by Leia Sfez that rival your favorite lived-in ones.
Buy It! Mango Flecked Suit Blazer, $90; mango.com
Buy It! Mango Polka Dots Midi Skirt, $40; mango.com
Buy It! Mango Straight-Medium Wash Jeans, $30; mango.com
Being eco-conscious never looked so good. Gabrielle Caunsil, Anne-Laure Mais, and Lucillia Chenel are just a few of the many Parisian influencers who have been spotted in this sustainable brand. From weddings to vacations, puff-sleeved tops to side slit maxi skirts, the brand’s designs are an enthralling mix of sweet and sexy. Wear them like a French girl with low-key accessories and strappy sandals, and get ready to turn some heads.
Buy It! Reformation Hannah Midi Dress, $248; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Reformation Lottie Blouse, $128; nordstrom.com
Buy It! Reformation Vivette Tie Waist Minidress, $98; nordstrom.com
Faithfull The Brand
Handmade, hand dyed, and even hand printed are just a few of the design techniques used at Faithfull The Brand that makes their pieces so special. It’s no wonder that French ‘it’ girls Léa-Elizabeth, Sabina Socol, and Pia have been caught wearing the brand’s frocks and swimwear. The feminine prints and ladylike cuts are made for summertime picnics and warm evening dates.
Buy It! Faithfull The Brand Noemie Midi Dress, $179; shopbop.com
Buy It! Faithfull The Brand Lolita Floral-Print Underwire Bikini, $180; net-a-porter.com
Buy It! Faithfull The Brand Castilo Blue Floral Print Smocked Midi Dress, $151; lulus.com