There’s no country more closely associated with style than France, thanks to the fact that when you think “Parisian chic,” the mind tends to overflow with visions of striped shirts, tailored pants, mussed-on-purpose hair, Chanel flats, and minimalist accessories. And while those visions are technically accurate for some French women, today’s interpretation of the country’s fashion as a whole can come off as a romanticized, overdone cliché.
Luckily, lots of French bloggers have done their part to showcase there’s often more to it than the stereotypes we picture.
These online influencers are a constant reminder that when it comes to various types of style, French women can be trés versatile. Odds are, you’re probably already following Parisian style stars Garance Doré and Betty Autier, but there are more French fashion bloggers who are also worthy of your attention on Bastille Day—and every other day, too.
La Revue de Kenza
Kenza Sadoun-el Glaoui has lived in Paris for entire life, and has been blogging about French style in 20018. She recently started translating everything into English, just for fashion fans like you.
Barock and Roll
While her Instagram account is filled with seaside travel snaps and flat lay photos, the blog is all about outfit photos and fashion inspiration.
While living an enviably Parisian lifestyle, Vanessa blogs about style, home, and travel.
Une libanaise à Paris
Samar Youssef's blog is fantastically interesting. Aside from her own trend-led style, Youssef interview European influencers, explores new restaurants, and travels to new destinations--and looks like she's having a great time doing it.
Prepare to feel pangs of jealously as you follow Stef traveling around Europe, unearthing cool cafes, restaurants, and hotspots.
Mode and the City
Daphné Moreau's personal style blog might be mostly in French, but a great outfit is always a great outfit, no matter what language you speak.
Mango and Salt
Follow Victoria from Mango and Salt for minimalist style inspiration. She's not above a Zara bargain, but also occasionally indulges in designer accessories.
Tokyobanhbao is your classic overachiever, and shares her styling skills, travel writing, and talented illustrations with her followers. She's big on high-low dressing and has a knack for throwing together, ASOS, Alexander Wang, and a thrift store find all in the same outfit.
Louise Ebel of Miss Pandora is completely different to the legions of Parisian fashion bloggers showcasing an classic, natural sense of style. Instead, Ebel explores fresh ways to wear a tutu skirt, layers lace maxi dresses over lace-up boots, and poses like a pro in some of her expertly photographed fashion photos.
My Name Is Odd
Aude Sarkamari is a 29-year-old blogger living in Paris and sharing her thoughts--and photos--on fashion, food, music, and more.