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10 wardrobe essentials for French style | "Parisian chic" | Justine Leconte

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There are 10 key pieces necessary in your wardrobe if you are interested in French style and want that "Parisian chic" look. At least that's what I observed among my people... A French wardrobe is curated to include timeless pieces and pieces that flatter your silhouette. On a scale from 0 to 10, how French are you? :-) Thumbs up if you liked this video! New videos: Wednesday 5pm & Sunday 12pm (Paris/Berlin time). Here is the series on dressing for your specific body type: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9e2viG3AuRML-wHc5hDJN-d7YwrSYLuE And here is my previous video about French style rules: https://youtu.be/gAbV5hJzhL4 Key pieces mentioned: - White shirt - Tailored blazer - Ballerinas or loafers - (Little) black dress - Perfect T-Shirt in several colors - Turtleneck sweater in a cosy fabric - Pair or dark blue jeans - Huge scarf - Purse where everything fits - Back and pointy high heels Take care! Justine ************************************* SOCIAL Instagram: JustineLeconte_officiel Facebook: Justine Leconte Fashion Twitter: JustineLeconteO Pinterest: jleconteberlin My website (current collection): www.justineleconte.com/shop Business requests: [email protected]
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Rebecca Carraway (1 day ago)
I would donate an organ in exchange for a pair of COMFORTABLE black flats. I just can’t find them.
Carmen Aguilar (1 day ago)
What about coats, raincoats, umbrellas, etc...?
María Jimena Nonato (2 days ago)
To resume, elegance is in simple things. About the 4 questions, that's what I usually think when i go shopping, so i go home with empty hands (or my impulse is stronger than me and i buy things that i can wear just a couple of times). Great video!! Oh, and thanks for that thing you said about jeans, i didn't know. I always preferred light jeans, but next time I'll go for the darker (:
LoveBaseballLove (6 days ago)
10 lol. American here, I never follow trends, my style goes from "punk rock ballerina" to "preppy hippie".
J Dream (6 days ago)
My mom always called me 'frenchie' and until watching your videos I never fully grasped her reference to the French way of life until stumbling upon your channel. I simply adore you! Your content is incredibly useful💚thank you
NIRMALA N (10 days ago)
🙏👋👋👋👋👋 Do you have one? My Indian designers are far far better! See ya!
Sweet Dreamer (12 days ago)
At first I was so confused when you were saying "clear jeans" and "clear shoes." Who wears see through pants and shoes? Then I remembered that "bleu clair" in french means light blue and it made a lot more sense.
Imperfect_Daily (13 days ago)
Great videos , thank you!!! I have a question - capsual wardrobe and minimalism - what french womans thinking about it? :)
judy james (14 days ago)
how often do you wash your hair and do you use things like mousse to create volume in the hair
Samantha Levesque (15 days ago)
Neuf! Mais, mon grand-pere est venu de Marseille
Erika Hall (16 days ago)
Tell me what to wear, if you're like 5. foot tall.
JF Juthi (18 days ago)
nice
Primrose Dahlia (18 days ago)
Hm...well maybe this is why so many people think I look/dress French. I never wear flats though...I’m too short to pull that off.
Chloe Eastwood (20 days ago)
I scored an 8! White button-down, blazer, black dress, turtleneck sweaters, dark blue jeans, huge scarf, purse for everything, black heels. I’m an American so I have a slightly different esthetic. What do you think sets French fashion items and French fashion mindset apart from other nations? For example, Americans are more likely to have staples like a clean cut jean jacket and cashmere pullovers and thick-heeled ankle boots. What do you think of the differences?
Nazrin Nasimi (23 days ago)
you are so super
Dena Whisler (23 days ago)
I’m French, Irish, Spanish (Spain) and I have 9 of the pieces. I despise turtleneck anything. Would a little looser ‘cowl’ work in your opinion? I have a couple of the smaller ‘cowl’ neck sweaters and a lovely double breasted garnet red wool raised weave (mono color) with a collar that I turn up .
Crystal Ward (23 days ago)
I go with a simple red dress instead of black because red looks better on me. I don't think the colour matters as much as the fit and quality.
Naomie Caron (26 days ago)
J'adore ta chaîne! Je suis canadienne et mon copain est français. Nous allons voir la famille en France pour le temps des fêtes et ta chaîne me permet d'apprendre beaucoup sur la culture du pays. Ici au Canada, la mode est fortement influencée par les États-Unis. J'aime bien mieux l'élégance sophistiquée des françaises. Je suis désormais abonnée à ta chaîne. Continue ton excellent travail.
Merci et bonnes fêtes!
Beverley Roberts (27 days ago)
Assuming that you don't have any of those pieces, which item to buy would be a good starting point? 😄 Thank you, good video
Je suis français j'ai 3 de ces habits 😂 en même temps je n'ai pas l'âge pour les talons
Les derbbies (ou les autres chaussures d'homme dans ce genre) sont une jolie alternative aux ballerines pour moi 😊
Lori B (1 month ago)
Only ten items?? Non.
邢Shiring (1 month ago)
Can someone please please recommend white shirt that is not see through?!?! Trying to se for years but always fail
Prescious Langcawan (1 month ago)
I just found your channel. well i guess it's time to binge watch
mayrajscortes (1 month ago)
I don't own any T shirts and Turtle neck garments. As an inverted triangle body shape with a big buttom is not easy for me to find a good T shirt :( and turtlenecks are out of my list. I am 5' 2 with very thick calves so I can't find any good boots that fit and go with my body shape for this winter or any other winter
Kay Lee (1 month ago)
I love you wrote the list in the comments. It easy to refer and follow along with the video
Alessandra Thiele (1 month ago)
I learned all those tips when I lived in NYC.
Thelma torres (1 month ago)
I love your videos, I wish I could ask you a few questions in person. Thank you for amazing videos.
Cyrine Zekri (1 month ago)
I only lack the huge scarf, and kinda will never have, somehow it doesn't feel my style But overall, I feel proud for being so French without knowing 😂😂
Lana Sessy (1 month ago)
Tu es bonne ma belle ♡♡♡
Maitén Panella (1 month ago)
So, I am an Italian, living in Spain, working in English and dressing like a French!😎 😆 Ça c'est super!.
super! :-D
Ksenija Kerešević (1 month ago)
I own every staple piece from the list and I am Serbian lol !
Jia Drisdom (1 month ago)
I am from every country when it comes to my wardrobe! I have a French wardrobe for sure. But then I have a preppy wardrobe, and a glamorous wardrobe, and a casual chic wardrobe. I could go on because I have an obscene amount of clothing. This would help me to get rid of some things. But, there is not one thing I own at this point that I would not have worn 10 years ago and that I wouldn't wear in 10 years. As soon as I found out what that looks good on me, I just kept purchasing. I think that may be the American way, unfortunately. Fortunate for those fast fashion houses, which disgust me. I have an entire wardrobe of ethical clothing at this point. Also, I have gotten rid of all clothing with logos whether it be from Chanel, LV, or Steven Abercrombie. Yes, I did shop at Abercrombie once upon a Time.
Erica L (2 months ago)
What would a french woman wear as a guest to a wedding?
Tanya Allen (2 months ago)
What are your favorite stores/designers?
Auj (2 months ago)
Wow! I'm American but this is me right down to picking out clothing items. I've been really into French fashion lately. New subscriber!!
Marie Richter (2 months ago)
Hi Justine, I love your videos, where can I buy the T shirts in Australia, good quality? thank you kindly.x
Tanya Hanna (2 months ago)
Required for France TH
Corina Bizzell (2 months ago)
I really enjoyed your video Justine. Awesome
Sherry Edwards (2 months ago)
Bonjour. What is your opinion of 50+ women wearing hoods? Like on a sweat shirt or a zipper hoodie?
Mia Moorhead (2 months ago)
Thank you again Justine! You are so good at this! I have a question about high quality brands we might find in California. Any recommendations?
Univerz (2 months ago)
I love this kind of style l should have been born a french woman...
Kaash Kaash (2 months ago)
Hi Justine, what do you choose as a basic color if white does not match your skintone?
joyce jean (2 months ago)
Hi! What’s good to wear during the 1st few days of December. Your help would be great
Hajdu Nelli (2 months ago)
Actually I only have 4-5 but I Adore them!:)
Anna Rousiadou (2 months ago)
Je suis française à cœur
Alice Lamy (2 months ago)
Love your vids, but I have just a tiny comment, Justine. " Clear" is not "clair" regarding color. The word you are looking for is "light", or "lighter".
Laurie (2 months ago)
I love your channel . It’s very informative ! Thank you for all your tips.
Kathye Sargent (2 months ago)
Love this video and all the others you do😘
Su Myat Naing (2 months ago)
Justine is the best - pretty , well read and lovely 😊
Yuyi Leal (2 months ago)
Super useful and fun video! :D ....question: what about skirts in France? Anything in particular about them there?
Crissy Knox (3 months ago)
I love your last 4 tips! I live by those! I rather spend my money on high quality pieces I love and know will last rather than buying a piece that is cheap, will lose color and shape with in 2 washes
Joan HAMLIN (3 months ago)
How about a leather jacket? Should it be fitted, or loose & sloppy (like the female property of a Hell's Angels). Should it be black? What are good brands?
Carrie Geren - Scoggins (3 months ago)
Same as in the US. Nothing "French," about it. I have dressed this way for years.
Lommy (3 months ago)
Can you please do something similar but for men? Thank you
Dave Hartley (3 months ago)
I am a straight guy watching this just cause I'm into very classy women 🤷🏾‍♂️😌
Marie Dyde (3 months ago)
Justine, I love your videos. I would love to dress this way. Unfortunately, I am 5'1" with a 41" bust!!! Is there a way that my figure could look any way as elegant as these models do. I try to dress simply, without too much fuss, frills etc. But still not achieving the look. Any ideas would be appreciated . Keep up the good work xx
FA W (3 months ago)
Wow! Thank you very much for sharing - I must admit that I did read the list above and luckily for me I have all those items in my wardrobe/cupboard and Im Australian born with Greek migrant parents. Whoohoo!!! Tre chic! Merci! :-)
Bella Donnelly (3 months ago)
Excellent Ive got so much clothing. Your channel has made me think more on choice of clothing. I need to go through my wardrobe. Simple but quality is best. Must remember the French style. 👌💯
M J Kay (3 months ago)
You hit the nail on the head and I never use soap I have had clothes for over 40 years in good shape I use ammonia very lightly in the wash water and gently washed everything inside out at times I put things in laundry bags so I will not get any rubble from other items in the wash but yes it is possible to have a turtleneck last 45 years if it is purchased well
Beverley Bakker (3 months ago)
Although I agree with your chic styling Justine, I get bored having so few colours/ patterns to wear. I like to vary so have many clothes.
shua shah (3 months ago)
Very informative ..tnk u .
mscatzord (3 months ago)
Make up next? Always simple and classy.
epovarich (3 months ago)
Fabulous video Justine, as always! 😍👏🏻 I think I am almost there in terms of French chic! Still need a crisp white shirt ! 😊
ninja puppy (3 months ago)
Excellent advice
Neria (3 months ago)
Haha exactly, I use my huge scarf in the subway not to smell people... Less funny when you're experimenting it.
Andreia Morrison (3 months ago)
adorable. these 10 pieces have been my basic wardrobe for the past 20 or more years, and I'm American. Not all of us run around in gym clothes, sneakers and ripped jeans.
Anna Angélica Soares (3 months ago)
Já me inscrevi no seu canal. Vídeos excelentes, pois objetivos e com informação de qualidade. Acompanharei sempre! Abraços do Brasil :)
Romy RoLou (3 months ago)
its surprising but I'm already at least 8/10 French without even trying :D !
Luch Sveta (3 months ago)
These are the exact principles of dressing up in Soviet Moscow .
Luch Sveta (3 months ago)
Justine Leconte officiel that what youth was wearing in early 90s in the small towns in Russsia https://alexio-marziano.livejournal.com/35492.html
Luch Sveta (3 months ago)
Justine Leconte officiel all: buying the classics and quality clothes out of luck of western design products and total poverty. Wearing jackets and blazers and comfortable hills because ALL Soviet women were working AND using public transportation. Every day ,each season . Using accessories to change the look every day . The Dark classic denim and black color were typical . French Lancôme cosmetics were a MUST for all who were trying to look stylish in 70- 80 s . And in Soviet Union we had our own line of good quality perfumes ( RED Moscow ) , or some products from Riga , Latvian republic . Our hairstylists are still the best in the world . We were lucking the cheap junk clothing back then , but people were sawing and crocheting their own clothes , using magazines like Siluette from Estonia and then Burda . Check out some old photos and you will be surprised how elegant RUSSIAN women looked without hardly any access to any western brands and products back then. Actually , when I visit Paris in1997 I felt like I was back in Soviet times , with some slight adjustments ( we did not have that many people from Africa and Asia back in 70-80 , and we did not see so “abnormally” rich looking women on the streets in Chanel ) .
Justine Leconte officiel (3 months ago)
Which part?
Sierra Laney (3 months ago)
my score would probably be 3 since I don't wear any makeup...
Jo Drew (3 months ago)
Thank for a comprehensive list. My wardrobe is right where it needs to be however I've lost a great deal of weight so some pieces will need to be replaced. Lastly, one piece of clothing you didn't mention was a cardigan.
Jenny Giudici (3 months ago)
Hello Justine, super ton anglais, j adore ta chaine! une fille qui ne raconte pas que du bullshit... bon toutes le sparisiennes ne sont pas aussi clever que toi! ahaha mais c'est top... à part pour le noir... trop de noir darling... mais vraiment c'est cool ehhh que dis tu... moi je suis italienne et mise à part les parisiennes, les franchies ne sont pas vraiment connus pour être super glamour.... ahahahhaha( it a soft joke)
Marcella Marcella (3 months ago)
Justine you are perfect, thank you for this video!
Paula Silveira (3 months ago)
Find good pair of shoes is a nightmare for me, especially flats.. l have very small (size 32 here in Brazil) and delicate feet, so most of the shoes I try end up hurting me because they don't fit well :/
Irene González (3 months ago)
The only thing that I have from ten years is a coat CH.
Bárbara Ruiz (3 months ago)
Great video. Think of Mary Poppins...😄😄😄😄👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Summer Breeze (3 months ago)
I think the model at 1:15 that you use sometimes is very bad looking. She looks tired and angry and her body looks awful in clothes and the clothes are simply terrible. It looks sloppy and like they came from a garbage can. Sorry but this is the truth. I am being honest. I love your channel but this model is terrible
Lady _in_red (3 months ago)
I am already in love with French culture and style. I own every basics for a French wardrobe. ♥️
Lu Harvey (3 months ago)
9/10 - not bad for an American! I just don’t wear heels so that was the one I missed. :)
thatone artist (3 months ago)
I'd say I'm at a 8
john doe (3 months ago)
Scarfs are fine when it's cold other then that what's the point. They look stupid.
eileenfb1948 (3 months ago)
I look really white and washed out when I wear black or gray. Even navy blue or a denim jacket can have that effect. Do you have suggestions of what colour to wear instead of black?
eileenfb1948 (3 months ago)
You’re right it is a lovely colour. Thank you.
300books (3 months ago)
I'm not a fashion expert, but I think a rich chocolate brown looks good on many people. It's warmer than dark blue, or black.
RAMDANI Ouafaâ (4 months ago)
ce que je possède déjà : le tshirt noir, le gros sac et le jean bleu foncé. pas de ballerines je suit petite de taille
RAMDANI Ouafaâ (4 months ago)
Justine vos vidéos sont formidables et merci pour vos conseils "Ecolos" et "Econos" nous avons besoins de créateurs conscients comme vous. Je vous adore Justine
Nejah (4 months ago)
You are very sympathetic! I will keep watching 😊
C M (4 months ago)
Locate a Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other thrift store, in a more affluent area of your city. The classics, so well made years ago, and hard to find now, end up there, for pennies on the dollar. The nicest things i own now, wool gabardines, coats, have come from those stores, because they just arent made much anymore. Have even found great white blouses, although t shirts are few and far between, esp. white. Best finds: $800 Shamask cut on bias lucious hot pink silk dress, like new. New with tags, Brooks Bros. linen skirt suit. New Pendleton slacks suit- modern design. An Hermes silk scarf, authentic, Longchamp purses, floor length black wool belted Calvin Klein coat. NO RAYON, etc. Amazing stuff.
Eusana Galilée (4 months ago)
Nope we def dont wear this kind of flats anymore !
Justine Leconte officiel (4 months ago)
It depends on the person / region / job 😉
slim 5555 (4 months ago)
Dear Justine, I just happened upon your videos and am enjoying them immensely. I wanted to put in my two centimes, as a former professional ballet dancer, I lived in pointe shoes for over three decades and wear a size 41 shoe or in the USA a 9.5, so high heels OUT, pointy toes NO WAY; I should add that I have had four surgeries on my feet, and can no longer wear a loafer(moccasin), a pump or any fully enclosed shoe i.e.: a spectator. My solution has been to wear boots that are half boot/half sandal the back is open as is the toe area(it's very sexy in its own way)the collar/shaft of the boot is about the height of my ankle, so all the cut-outs are like a sexy little dress with cut-outs. I require a stable base so I look for a heel that is a graceful wedge or a squared semi-chunky heel of 2.5" or 6.3 cm if there is a bit of a platform I can wear a 3.25" or 8.25 cm heel. Let's face it nothing gives a woman a more beautiful pitch to the derrière than a high heel. I hope this tip can help other people with foot issues. I have found a few brands of boots(yes I can wear a boot)that work with my high instep and problematic feet: Arche(made in France sold at Nordstrom and a few other places in America, Aquatalia(very fine, well-made boots from Italy also sold at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Donald J. Pliner (made in Italy and Spain). Lest you think I am rich think again, I buy almost all of the above on eBay or other secondary market sites, once you know how the high-end shoes, boots, clothes fit and which styles work for you(there is a little homework involved)you are then able to pay as little as ten to twenty cents on the dollar for the finest footwear. I always keep wood shoe trees in mine or at the very least use tightly packed newspaper not only maintain the shape but to absorb moisture and if they are suede, brush them regularly with an appropriate suede brush.
Not-even -German (4 months ago)
"Black is always chic" voilà je le dis toujours. Merci Justine.
John Roekoe (4 months ago)
Sneakers should NEVER EVER be worn outside a sports environment or during jogging.
Anna Smith (4 months ago)
Does anybody know who are the women that J refers to during the video? Apart from Em. Alt of course :) Thanks!
Luiza Lacaille (4 months ago)
I gave up on my stilettos cause I never ever wear them
Jennifer Gabaudan (4 months ago)
Having lived in France and Italy, I have to say that the Italians are much more fashionable than the French. Unfortunately, France has lost its chic style and many of my French friends notice this too.
Ana Tomé (4 months ago)
J'ai tout ça ... :) <3 !!!
Alexandra Wimmer (4 months ago)
Excellent ! Truly the best choice! ( The chosen photo aren't CONSISTENT WITH your 3RD POINT! (will it go out of fashion??)- Also, these models look everything but chic! i.e. the first blazer ! It might be chic, but in the photo the woman looks (and stands) like a hobo!! The bluejeans + the scarf photos are QUITE okay though. You're probably making these videos with the "américaines" in mind, therefore your choice of photographs. But even so, it wouldn't harm americans to get to see proper chic! So, could you choose some more flattering photographs, instead of "wanna be rockstar" ones?? More like yourself! mwah! :-*
wtfitzal (4 months ago)
Moving to France in January but definitely do not fit in fashion-wise so this is very helpful. Gonna be weird looking so sophisticated because I fit the Cali-beach girl style to a tee
Carissa Simple (4 months ago)
I love your nail colour in this video! Do you remember what brand/colour it was?
Justine Leconte officiel (4 months ago)
Gel nails!...
Nadeen Sivic (4 months ago)
I LOVE the french capsule wardrobe. I also love the way my belle-mere uses the scarf all year round....to protect the delicate skin on the neck from sun damage. :)
D (5 months ago)
Most Americans are just to hot. That's a lot of clothes to put on. I would be dripping in sweat

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