French style icon Caroline de Maigret is the new brand ambassador for Lancome. Credit/Lancome
Bastille Day is round the corner and just because you aren’t sipping a carafe of rose in the Marais or walking through a lavender field in Provence doesn’t mean you can’t channel your inner Brigitte Bardot or Jane Birkin. In honor of France’s La Fête Nationale we round up some of our favorite Parisian-inspired style staples.
Breton tops, were the uniform of the French navy until Coco Chanel took a trip to the French coast and fell in love. Now we can't get enough of these nautical stripes. Saint James forJ.Crew slouchy tee, $90, www.jcrew.com
Oui Oui red cross body bag. Salvatore Ferragamo medium Saffiano Ginny bag, $975, www.saksfifthavenue.com
French girls live in trench coats, this one is season appropriate. Club Monaco Prue sleeveless trench, $795, www.clubmonaco.com
If you every doubted the sex appeal of jeans, throw on a skinny black pair with heels a la the French. J Brand 485 Luxe Sateen mid-rise skinny jeans, $185, www.net-a-porter.com