Style is not just about trendy fashion, clothes, and makeup. The style consists of many components and French people could be a good example how to live your life in style. It is important to understand that you cannot control everything in your life, and you cannot make every little detail perfect. However, the balance is a key to achieve the style. All you need to do is to take care more of some things while paying less attention on some other areas. If you need more guidelines, then here are some very useful books about French lifestyle that includes personal life, fashion, and attitude.
Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet
Almost a bibliographic rarity and one of the best books in this genre! The well-known beauty queen, aristocrat, and model Ines de la Fressange (Sophie Gachet is her co-author) shares simple and clearly formed combinations and addresses of her beloved shops in Paris. While reading this book, it feels like you want to take the pages out of book and take them to the clothing store, because ideas of Ines are practical, beautiful, eye-catching, easy to implement, and very useful. As she herself describes the contents of her closet in five words: “Boring, boring, boring, boring, boring but when you put it all together, it comes out great”. This book might be very useful to every woman. Even if you are not a fashionista, it will teach you how to make more combinations of the clothes you already have and how to buy only practical pieces, so you could spend less but look more impressive.
Fashion stylist, blogger and journalist Isabelle Thomas and fashion journalist Frederique Veysset are trying to catch a luck of Ines de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. The authors are also trying to answer the questions what the secret of French charm is. Do we have to follow all the fashion trends to be stylish? Does everyone really must have a little black dress? It is going to be a spoiler alert, but the answer is no! How to turn cheap clothes into elegant ones? The book itself is not as practical and refined as Parisian, but interesting one to be read on the way to the French capital.
Always Elegant. Secrets of French Beauty and Style by Tish Jett
A lifestyle guide for those who are looking to live a non-boring and colorful life. Quite funny tips on how not to be afraid of your age, to love yourself and others, because it just seems simple, but the difficulties begin when you start to apply theory in practice. Ironically, Tish Jett herself is not a French but an American woman. However, she lived in Paris for a long time and saw Parisian life closely through the eyes of an observer. In her book, the author shares practical ideas: how to take care for your skin and hair, what makeup secrets are very useful, how to exercise, and even how to behave in different situations. There is a great lack of a modern books of non-business etiquette, but just for everyday life.