The style tips you need to rock French girl cool

We seem to be having a love affair with French style right now.

They’re the ladies we want to look like for their effortless, minimal style packed with attitude.

So how do we do Aussie with a hint of French flair?

By getting into the head of the classy French lady.

The French woman knows what she likes and what she doesn’t. She doesn't conform, often steering away from trends and opting for wardrobe staples and a signature look.

She’s also not afraid to wear something more than once and is more than happy to tell you that.

The ultimate French style queen chooses a neutral palette, going for rugged elegance. She doesn’t want to be perfectly put together, overly sexy or overdressed, preferring to exude confidence by the way she carries herself.

It’s about attitude, less is more and uncomplicated outfits.

She’ll pick a classic luxury piece over fast fashion, investing in her wardrobe and herself.

It’s what she likes and what she’s comfortable wearing. She’s not dressing for anyone but herself.

When it comes to beauty, the French woman doesn’t wash her hair as much, preferring the I woke up like this look and going for minimal makeup. Switching from day to night is just about adding a signature red lipstick.

For the French woman, fashion is fun, life is fun and they look like they’re having fun.

Why wouldn’t you when everyone is staring at you and admiring you.

Oh and then there’re the croissants and baguettes – delicious!

Here are a couple of my attempts at French dressing (not for the salad). I went simple and can so see myself walking down the Champs Elysees and feeling like I belong there, wearing that oversized hat or taking a walk to the Eiffel Tower in my trench coat. There's also something about stripes that screams French to me. 

For more inspiration, check out these fine French ladies. I've dedicated a row of pics to each and in order they are:

Blogger Valentine Vanesse - her blog is Hello it's Valentine

Art director and model Julia Restoin Roitfeld

Actress Clemence Poesy