In today’s installment of “how do French women look so chic?” we’re talking about cardigans. The humble cardigan, under the expert styling of the women across the Channel, is always transformed from being a potentially dowdy item of clothing to something pretty sassy. They have their ways, of course. There’s no denying that it’s not just a simple case of chucking it on and hoping for the best. The way French women wear cardigans is a matter to be studied and carefully dissected so we can emulate the same level of sophistication.
You’ll be pleased to know that I trawled through the Instagram accounts of the coolest French influencers to look at how they style their cardis, and I discovered there are five key looks that give off that je ne sais quoi. There’s the classic tucked-into-a-pair-of-high-waisted-jeans look, the off-the-shoulder cardigan with a slip dress and also one that is a little more risqué than usual, but all five looks are guaranteed to make you feel a little more Français. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know.