The Jewellery How-To’s That Define French-Girl Style
Today’s post is about how to create a French vibe using jewellery, plus how to style luxury piercing jewellery like a French woman – flirty and elegant.
Parisian Style. How French Women Wear Jewellery.
What really stands out about French Women is the fact that they never look like they are trying too hard with their look and spend hours getting ready. In Paris and many other cities in France, you will notice that French women love elegance and simplicity in their jewellery collections. The French style is loaded with many gold chains, small stud and hoop earrings, tiny rings and pearl jewellery. Indeed, French women love beautiful, delicate pieces. They like to pair something classic with modern styles, for example a classic pearl bead can be paired with a few gold or silver necklaces and up-to-trend pendants. This goes perfectly well with their refined and effortlessly chic signature style.
The aim is to find the the balance between looking dressed up and chic-décontracté (laid-back).
2. Hoop Earrings.
Parisian women love hoop earrings (who doesn’t?). The selection ranges from the thinnest huggie clickers to the heavier “creole” hoops. These earrings look great with almost any casual wear. In addition, well-matched hoop earrings adorn the look of any woman, giving a little ethnic vibe to the appearance, or (if it’s huggie hoop earrings with charms) effortlessly making the day-to-day outfit more stylish.
3. Less is More.
A favorite French fashion trick is to wear some meaningful and classic pieces of fine jewellery that will last for a long time. These women are well versed in art of adornment and know that investing in one piece of solid gold with precious stones is much more profitable and more prestigious than buying 5 things made from cheap metals. Here comes the rule of the French style, which Coco Chanel liked to repeat:
“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”
4. Medallions & Charms
French women love to wear medallion pendant necklaces or coin or cameo necklaces. You can wear it solo for a subtle effect or layered with other necklaces or pearls to make more of a statement. The secret is to keep it rather “less” than “more”.
Now Charms. Lets clarify what’s the difference between charms and pendants. Pendants are pieces that are 30mm or larger. Charms are smaller and can be added not only to necklaces, but to bracelets, rings, and earrings. You can wear a beautiful pendant on your necklace, or add multiple small, themed or colored charms, to your little hoop earrings, this will add a cool element to any look without looking overloaded.
French women love to wear jewellery pieces with pearls. The principle applies here is: the more classic an outfit you wear, the less classic the look of jewelry and vice versa. Dare to wear a pearl necklace made of deformed baroque pearls with a gold or silver pendant with a classy jacket or blouse with a skirt, and try to wear an old-fashioned string of pearl beads with a simple T-shirt and jeans.
Hoop-earrings with pearl charms are perhaps one of the must-haves of our time, along with diamond studs. They go great with any outfit and add an authentic French chic to your look.
6. Delicate Stacking Rings
A unique combination of tiny gold rings is a true French jewellery staple! Delicate gold bands stacked with some precious stones look more intrigue when layered. Try layering two or three rings on one hand and put on a vintage signet ring on the other – it will look trendy! To follow French fashion, keep in mind that, usually, if a French woman wears rings on both hands, she doesn’t make a strong accent on her neck.
7. Multiple Earrings Style or Luxury Ear Piercings
Although #EarStack fashion is not a classic French fashion, it has captured not only the USA or the UK, but the whole world! And French women are no exception. Unlike the American style, where ear piercings can be a real statement, often associated with tattoo art and has subcultural roots (goths, rock ..), or Asian women’s style who love geometric, minimalist piercings, Parisian women prefer elegance and flirt. Flower motifs, vintage looking mil-grain sets, classic round single studs, marquise studs, or combinations of something classic in shape and something more modern… They know how to mix earrings to achieve a perfect curated ear look!
8. Red Lipstick
The final touch in the portrait of a modern French fashionista is … red lipstick! Yes, Parisian women and women from other regions of France still wear it! Red is the color of life, the natural flush of blood that makes women look vibrant and desirable. And this magic wand helps them to make an immediate transformation.
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For French girls, style is a way of life. It’s rare to find a French woman who doesn’t like to be stylish. Even if French style seems very effortless, French girls put a lot of thought into their wardrobe. Jewellery is loved by women all over the world, no matter what style you choose, you will always find high-quality, handcrafted jewellery made from 18k gold and natural stones from designer Lena Cohen Fine Jewellery.
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