5 French-Approved Ways to Amp Up Your Outfit

Go bold or go home.

The French consistently rely on classics when building their outfits. And while classics never go out of style, they can feel stale. Take note of how these stylists, bloggers, editors and buyers from Paris Fashion Week make ruffles and stripes look cool and modern.

 Wear plaid or check patterns head to toe.

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Edward Berthelot

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Edward Berthelot

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Christian Vierig

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Christian Vierig

 Opt for not-so-stiff stripes.

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Christian Vierig

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Timur Emek

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Christian Vierig

 Choose classic separates in voluminous shapes.

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Christian Vierig

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Christian Vierig

 Give ruffles an edgy upgrade.

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Edward Berthelot

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Timur Emek

 Trade basic leather for patent leather or vinyl.

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Edward Berthelot

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Claudio Lavenia

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Edward Berthelot

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