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As I freshly got back from a sunny vacation, I feel more ready than ever to dig in to what’s new, trend-wise, for 2018. New clothes look better with a tan, right ? Without any further ado, let’s dig into my favorites, and what I’ll leave behind, the french-girl way.

 

Playful accessories

This is by far my favorite trend for the months to come. Actually, is it a trend, or is it just me that’s into that kind of stuff ? To explain why I’m in love with this trend, here are my honest thoughts about the spring french girl uniform (flower dress, espadrilles and woven basket) : as a french girl myself, I’m drawn to it. But let’s be real : I’m also a little tired of it. Flowers in spring ? Groundbreaking, am I right ? So, even if I find a wrap dress really flattering, and a woven basket cute and practical, I am, as for now, trying (and I mean trying) to go towards something else. Something as nonchalant and playful as the woven accessories (cause a girl’s gotta keep that french touch), but just different. So, instead of the woven basket, I’ll be wearing a colorful pearl bag this year (in a « basket » shape : baby steps). And I’ll sometimes replace my gold sandals with a rainbow metallic pair (sometimes, cause they don’t go with everything – and again : baby steps). Here are some of my favorite staples :

http://www.susanalexandra.com/new-products/the-seltzer-bag

https://www.farfetch.com/fr/shopping/women/attico-sandales-baby-avec-brides-arc-en-ciel-item-12332035.aspx

https://www.themercantileonlinestore.com/collections/paris-georgia/products/aw17-marnie-top?variant=310778036236

https://www.jbrandjeans.com/joan-high-rise-wide-leg-crop-in-striker

 

« Tacky chic »

Goes very well with the previous trend. And I know it’s weird to call it that, I came up with it (or maybe someone else did ? Would be cool to find out) because I think it illustrates what I mean by that super well. So, what belongs to that category ? As a disclaimer, I’d like to add that I’ve been super inspired by Carrie Bradshaw for this (see my previous column). French girl style is cool, but pretty basic (I’ve addressed the basic staples that pretty much every french women own several times here, but to sum it up, it contains sharply cut shirts, cashmere sweaters, classic jeans and men’s coats). That’s why this season, I’ve decided to twist it up with some « tacky chic » pieces, à-la-Carrie. This outfit sums it up perfectly : my favorites new brands for chic, perfectly done classic staples, paired with the most tacky chic accessory (and a personal fave) that exists : the Dior Saddle bag (I got mine on Vestiaire Collective). Keep scrolling to see some of my other picks.

https://www.lilmilan.com/shop/boystears

https://www.stoneparis.com/fr/boucles-doreilles/1050-fleurs-du-mal-mini-creole-or-rose-et-diamants https://lerubasics.com/products/camel-masculine-blazer

https://theline.com/collections/khaite/products/henrietta-ruffle-cuff-sweater-red

https://www.motherdenim.com/new-arrivals/insider-ankle-testing-the-waters

https://www.farfetch.com/fr/shopping/women/chloe-bottines-orlando-item-12198480.aspx

 

Bodysuits and square necklines

Ugh. Deep V-necks are still cool, but I believe a square neckline can be so sexy. I mentioned my love for the brand Khaite Ny, for basics, but it also does the most extreme, sexy plunging square necklines (and bodysuits). I’m not gonna lie, this is not a new trend, really. But it’s just what I want to wear this season. With a high wasted pair of pants and a pretty pair of boots. « Rien de nouveau sous le soleil ».

https://theline.com/products/teresa-tank-bodysuit-navy

http://nathaliedumeix.fr/new-products/pantalon-jane-marine-wfgb4

https://www.byfarshoes.com/collections/new-in/products/becca-black-suede

 

See-through items

I don’t think there’s anything more sexy than a see-through dress (or top) and a sexy playful-ness in an outfit is really super french, in my opinion. It’s true that these items are more for the middle of the summer, and they’re not that easy to pull off in the city. But they’re worth it. See proof below.

http://daisydaisy.tv/shop/dresses/unveiled-black/

https://hansenandgretel.com/shop/womens/cohhg-bloody-mary-dress-gold-spot/

https://www.24sevres.com/fr-fr/sandales-melania-gold-michel-vivien_R6YTJ?defaultSku=R6YTJGOLSI370&color=gold

https://www.vanessaseward.com/frfr/bags/ethan-satchel-pxbeu-v61196#Or&226

 

Sharp slip dresses

I love discovering new brands on Instagram – it’s like, my passion. I scroll and scroll for hours, get caught in the Insta vortex. My eyes get red and dry and I legit look like a crazy addicted person, but sometimes, it’s worth it. I came across Paris Georgia a long time ago, but I just recently took a step further and bought a few pieces, as I wanted some sharp, sexy and simple looking dresses for the new season. This one has everything, and I believe it’s going to be my go-to this spring : a square neckline, an earthy color, the perfect length and a heavy, luxurious material. And what’s more french then a perfect slip dress ?

https://www.themercantileonlinestore.com/collections/paris-georgia/products/aw17-blaze-slip?variant=44234821260

https://www.toryburch.fr/mini-sacoche-avec-anse-superieure-juliette/40458.html?cgid=handbags-mini-bags&dwvar_40458_color=001

https://www.thedreslyn.com/leblon-mule-12.html

https://mnzstore.com/collections/accessories/products/lita-small-cat-eye-frames-milky-tortoise https://hansenandgretel.com/shop/womens/milena-silk-dress-coppper/

 

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