Parisian style has arguably been pored over more than any other. The artful insouciance of French women has served as inspiration for many of us who have woken up not knowing what to wear. Of course, the truth is it all comes down to attitude - it might have taken an age to create your perfectly messy hair or to find a navy jumper that is oversized without being too big - but it should look effortless, even if it wasn't. French style is about having a uniform, and sticking to it, where understatedness and restraint are the stars of the show. It isn't the most creative of looks, but it's enviable in its timelessness and apparent ease. Here, we look at the women who have made French chic one of the most famous terms in fashion history.
Caroline de Maigret
Caroline de Maigret brings androgyny to the classic Parisian look. Again, she knows what looks good on her and stays to true to that – by day, jeans, trainers, T-shirts worn with biker jackets or an oversized coat and by night, high-waisted trousers, shirting and suit jackets, and – regardless of what time it is, messy hair. De Maigret isn’t afraid to wear the same thing once – indeed she understands that the key pieces that you love the most are what creates a signature style.