SA’s local leading ladies are doing the most on the fashion streets right now, and all with a heavy dose of grace, sophistication and Parisian flair. It’s been said many a time that French girls are the world’s most stylish and while this statement may very well be debatable, there is certainly no doubt that the French sisters know exactly how to play the game of high fashion. Then again, with iconic predecessors such as the great Mademoiselle Chanel, how could they possibly get it wrong?

Perhaps it’s the allure of the beret or the overall vintage feminine appeal that’s got us all up in our feels but all we know is, whatever this force is, it’s impossible to resist. Follow French girls like Jeanne Damas and you’ll quickly learn that there’s simply nothing complicated about French girl chic. In fact, normal outfit staples like floral slip dresses and printed tees easily take on a flattering kind of dreamy look. It is simply elegance and class combined with enough flexibility and room for your own interpretations that makes it all work.

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BELLA dress is BACK 💃🏻 @rouje

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And we’re here, ready and glad to embrace more Parisian chic with a modern twist and South African flair. So feel and shop like a French girl with inspiration from some of SA most-loved trendsetters.

All Power to Red

Do it like the queen and refresh your style with a splash of regal red, not only in honour of the month of love, but because luxury fashion loves red! Throw in a pair of cat-eye specs to match your headwear while sipping on a mimosa as if you’re in the heart of the city of love.

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….even more red. ❤️😎

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GET THE LOOK
 Mid-rise Trousers Red | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R329
 Aedia Slingbag Black | Call It Spring

Call It Spring
R499
 Cat-eye Sunglasses Black | Joy Collectables

Joy Collectables
R199

Feminine is Fun

While the Frenchies may be known to sticking to their staples, girly fun is always a part of the mix. Trust us when we say that there is nothing basic or remotely boring about their style. Play with frills and flouncy blouses while twinning and winning with your BFFs. Sassy slogan tees and round gold-rimmed Ray-Bans will add the perfect Parisian polish.

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 High Low Frill Skirt Dark Green | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R369

Stan Smith White | adidas Originals

adidas Originals
R1199

It’s All About Flair

Found in the simple details like monochrome stripes and petite handbags. Strike the perfect balance with a combination of mini and oversized accessories.

 

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 Cropped Fold Over Pants Rust | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R349
 Square Sunglasses Brown | Joy Collectables

Joy Collectables
R129
 Minimal Clutch Bag Beige | BLACKCHERRY

BLACKCHERRY
R259

The Monochrome style

Who knew a plain white tee atop faux leather leggings could look this good? Well, the French and Amanda Du Pont, of course! Nail the look with minimal metallic jewels and step out into the streets in style.

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joyeux anniversaire mon amour…😍

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 Leather-look Leggings Black | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R229
 Meshuga Tee White | Mevrou & Co

Mevrou & Co
R390

The sporty Parisian

We completely love how even in sportswear, with perfectly selected accessories; your inner Parisian still comes through.

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 Panel Beret Red | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R119
 Racing Stripe Pants Burgundy | STYLE REPUBLIC

STYLE REPUBLIC
R349