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We’ve long been a fan of French gamine dressing, but there’s got to be more to weekend wear than cropped jeans and a striped tee, non

Here’s a short list of the items you need in your closet right now. Our curated selection that includes the shoes you’ll see strolling the Seine and the jeans that have the alluring vibe of an iconic chanteuse. Salute!


New from Los Angeles-based designer (and transplanted Parisienne) Laura Sfez, the Jane Birkin Flare Low Rise ($149) has got the casual wow factor of the jeans worn by its French namesake. (Don’t miss the little tricolor detail mimicking the country’s flag.)

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We’re more than a little obsessed by supercool Parisian model Jeanne Damas and her new ‘70s-inspired capsule collection with Reformation. Our favorites are this flowing rayon midi ($238) and a white mini ($118) that could be worn with everything from flip-flops to heels.

Available at Reformation, 8253 Melrose Ave.; 323-852-0005 or


The hottest ballet flats in France is actually from Italian dancewear company Porselli, which makes them without left or right so they shape to your foot and with a high box so that there?s no vulgar toe cleavage. They come in a rainbow of colors, including metallic (from $220).

Available at En Soie, 3333 Sunset Blvd.;


Even a casual pullover looks chic when it?s got a big French word on it. Browse the selection of tank tops and short- and long-sleeved tees (from $85) from Clare V.

Available at Clare V., 3339 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-665-2476 or


Vive le foulard! Learn how to tie one from PureWow, and for outfit pairing ideas, pore over My Stylish French Girlfriends, the just-published book from Englishwoman-turned-Normandy resident Sharon Santoni-Smith. The My French Country Home blogger peeks into glam homes and wardrobes.

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