Master French Fashion With These 10 Wardrobe Staples

French girl style is every girl's style—but better.

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Dating back to the 17th century, Paris has been the epicenter of the fashion industry, bearing the names of notable fashion houses that have, and continue to guide, society's sartorial choices for seasons to come. That said, it's not too surprising that French women have mastered a dress code of their very own: embracing clothes not just for their look, but for the way they make one feel. Classic at its core, French-girl style is a delicate balance between appearing put together, but not all too perfect. You know, that je n'ais ce quoi. While a French girl's closet may be their very best resource for inspiration, us Americans too are gaining appreciation for that quality-over-quantity approach. While the nuances of French style may be hard to master all at once, these pieces will help you achieve the effortlessly cool wardrobe every woman is vying for.