I don’t need to introduce the effortless French style anymore. If you have read my previous blogs, you know it’s my thing and I embrace it through my style, collections and stores.
A fabulous example of the typical effortless Parisian woman is from one of my favourite TV shows "Call my Agent" and her main character, super cool and fun Andrea Martel. (You have probably seen the show but if not, I highly recommend it.)
Andrea Martel, played by actress Camille Cottin, is a fashion icon whose style is chic, elegant, and sophisticated. No berets or breton tops here!
Andrea knows how to combine classic and modern pieces. She always looks stylish and put together despite the simplicity of her pieces which are feminine, relaxed and timeless such as blouses/shirts, slim jeans, ankle boots, blazers and high-waisted trousers paired with statement accessories like oversized sunglasses, designer handbags and bold jewellery.
Although she wears a lot of neutral colours (no more that three shades including the background according to the show’s costume designer Anne Schoote), Andrea also loves to wear touches of bold colours and prints, such as leopard and floral patterns.
The Andrea style
Overall, Andrea's style is sleek, confident, and always on-trend. She embodies the fashionable and glamorous Parisian woman that the show portrays. However, it's worth noting that achieving her specific look likely requires a significant amount of effort, as her outfits are carefully curated and styled by the show's costume designers.
If you want to dress like Andrea, here are my tips:
1. Embrace bold colours and prints: Andrea is not afraid to wear bold colours and prints, so don't hesitate to incorporate them into your outfits as well. Look for leopard or floral patterns, bright reds, or emerald greens.
2.Invest in tailored pieces: Andrea's style is all about looking polished and put together. Invest in good blazers, pencil skirts, and high-waisted trousers that fit you and flatter your body.
3. Accessorise with statement pieces: Andrea often adds interest to her outfits with statement accessories such as oversized sunglasses, bold jewellery and designer handbags. Choose pieces that are eye-catching and add a touch of luxury to your look.
4. Mix classic and modern pieces: Andrea's style combines classic pieces such as a tailored blazer or pencil skirt, with modern elements like a statement T-shirt or chunky sneakers. Experiment with combining classic and trendy pieces to create your own unique style.
5. Keep it simple: Despite her bold fashion choices, Andrea's outfits are never over-the-top or fussy. Stick to simple silhouettes and let your statement pieces do the talking.
6. Remember that fashion is about expressing your personal style, so don't be afraid to put your own spin on Andrea's look.