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10 style tips from French women | "Parisian chic" | Justine Leconte

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I often get questions about French women's style or about Parisian style. There seems to be something about it that is chic and appealing, which I only really realized once I started to travel around and live outside of France. I asked some well-dressed French friends about their do's and dont's when putting their outfits together: they agreed on so many points! Thumbs up if you liked this video :-) New videos: Wednesday & Sunday. And here is my review of Paris Fashion Week, for more French things: https://youtu.be/Y6lAdd49f9g 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] Ask a question / ask for a video / say hi: [email protected]
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oneworld24 (1 year ago)
A shout out to all fellow subscribers. This is the most uplifting and positive group on YouTube.
Reut Sharvit (10 days ago)
+Justine Leconte officiel in israel the elegant styl its almost not exist .pepol even in importent gob werring sporty styl
traveldreamlove.com (5 months ago)
agree! <3
ruth neff (7 months ago)
Those silly people who thumb down!! She's so down to earth and real. No snob here. And funny sometimes!
khushboo mishra (10 months ago)
Seriously i love the comments and the community of this channel!
Paula H (1 year ago)
Old jogging outfits, sweatpants was rule ##3.
I love the french makeup looks no matter what :)
reggi k (20 hours ago)
evelyn baron (1 day ago)
Justine Leconte you are magnificent and very generous with brilliant advice. I was lucky to have a mother, born in Berlin but who understood the 'Chanel principle' of less is more, loved the Mies van de Rohe reference and that in the long run, investing in clothing that can be interchanged makes more sense than following trends. We don't look alike, so I continue to adapt her (and your) principles to suit me. I think every woman can think realistically to find their own personal style which will perforce evolve over time, and this should be the most important factor. You obviously have an artist's eye and knowledge, and tx so much for sharing these insights. Amities (sorry for missing accent)! The actor Omar Shariff was interviewed a while ago and said; French women may not be the most beautiful women in the world but they instinctively know how to create beauty". An interesting observation.
Rita Wodyka (1 day ago)
I am over 50 y.old, have narrow shoulders and too wide hips. How it is better to disguise my problem? What french wumen would wear and what they would avoid in every day outfit? Thank you.
R.R. Leah (1 day ago)
I’m Jewish and I grew up with high style and confidence, very blessed, and I’m agree with most you say, specially accessories and colors. Always balance your clothes, knowing that clothes reflect a mind state and send a message to others around you, influence people in a positive way with your outfits, never wear more than 3 colors, and always make sure they are related in the color spectrum. 👍🏻
Rose (2 days ago)
I used to wear black a lot when I lived in s/Korea but now I love pop of colours. I live in England but popping colours aren't exactly the English thing, i'd say. Probably I'm just bored of blacks.
breezyjimin (3 days ago)
french woman fashion sense is so high-class and elegant and at the same time also fun and chic! definitely my fashion sadly i don’t have much money to buy the clothes😂
Nicki eh ah (4 days ago)
High fashion in Australia for women is considered to be the "instagram uniform"... black sports tights, addidas sneakers, a white hoodie, orange spray tan, tacky god awful fake nails in an ungodly color like fluro, and a Louis vuitton wallet preferably with a fluffy ball keychain. Now thats style! Eat your heart out Chanel.
Nicki eh ah (4 days ago)
I have a long torso also ! I always wear long tops as i am in the 30's too short looks like I am clutching at straws wanting to be a teenager again. Its not very elegant.
Tweegrrl (5 days ago)
Thank you so much for your video! <3 Others have commented, but I have my own little list of style tips for Montreal: 1. Always be prepared because the weather is unpredictable, so layer layer layer in winter, and have a crisp solid-colour hoodie in case it rains (and it will, especially March through June and again in autumn) 2. Don't be afraid to spend a ridiculous amount of money on an article of clothing or jewelry, but support local artists/designers and get custom pieces 3. If you're going to follow a trend, choose something inconspicuous that originates locally... for example, vegan-leather Matt & Nat bags... they're EVERYWHERE in this city but would go unnoticed by people who aren't from here lol 4. Whether you're minimalist or maximalist, uniform dressing is the way to go (in my circle of friends we are all about concert tees, jeans, and a stylish pair of black boots or some kicks) 5. Have a wicked statement piece for dinner/drinks or days when you're feeling sassy (a vintage leopard coat, for example)
Mara Zampariolo (8 days ago)
Ok but not true about the nail polish. Even Chanel, YSL and Givenchy made blue and blacknail polish and EVERYONE is wearing them
Metro Realty (8 days ago)
Lululemon yoga pants with Lululemon shirt and jacket.
Simonetta Pettene (9 days ago)
I'm Italian and my style is quite near to the French one. The differences are that I use also three colors in one time, but well blended, because I think that many looks are too boring and without personality. I've got the problem with the dress with black shoes, I mean bright coloured dress. So I've bought a pair of medium dark silver shoes that fit with almost my elegant and coloured springtime dresses. I prefer trousers because my day is very busy and I want to be elegant and comfortable at the same time. I wear stilettoes only with dresses and elegant trousers. I really really love the french style, even for my children.
Pink Flamingo (10 days ago)
Lol So cliché... French women classy ? In rich arrondissement de Paris maybe...but you have only to go around and see it is just a cliché.
Julia Benito (10 days ago)
Yo creo que en España es muy parecido al francés
Magda Januszko (11 days ago)
Jaki jest sens dodawać tytuł po polsku a cały film gadać po angielsku...
Maya Gotsatsenko (14 days ago)
Ukraine: 1. Women LOVE to take care of themselves. 2. Lot of makeup and perfume 3. High heels whether it’s summer or winter. 4 Tend to follow what’s fashionable, sometimes looks weird when the whole city wears same clothing. Like in 2009 bleached jeans were popular, so everyone: kids, women and men wore something jean and it was bleached. Also summer boots were so popular. 6. people like to show off. 7. Like to wear fur coats in the winter or sheepskin. Winters are very cold -10 to -20 and with lots of snow. 8.Women in Ukraine like to look high class and tend to spend all of their money on fashion, makeup and skincare. 9. Salon industry is very popular and profitable since many women use it. In other words Ukraine is not about being comfortable or I don’t care how I look. Very often in the mornings when you go to work you will already see many women to be dressed up.
Chlarie Peace (15 days ago)
Your is beautiful and you have a beautiful neck line
MrRatherino (15 days ago)
french style today? yellow vest...too sad..
Carol Watson (16 days ago)
IJustine I seem to just have found you and I am totally enjoying all of your videos about the French way you're very good presenter and with a little humor on the side I like that keep up the good work I'm in Maryland
Chené (16 days ago)
I wish the people in my country could stop going to the supermarket bare foot.
Glauci Mantovani (17 days ago)
Thanks dear! Gostei da legenda em Português.
Sophie Spiers (17 days ago)
I’d be interested to hear other British people’s input on this, but if I was going to try and define British style it would be a love of bold and floral prints (think the William Morris collaboration with H&M), high quality sneaker brands such as Vans, Nike etc., Doc Martens, super high waisted jeans, leather jackets, trench coats and of course tights as it’s always bloody cold!
RoseCreeper (18 days ago)
#3 No all jogging outfits?
Maria Varela (18 days ago)
These are generalisations and to be taken with a pinch of salt. To me one thing I've noticed is: French women don't (generally) squeeze themselves into clothes that are too tight for the sake of wearing q smaller size. I like that and it definitely looks stylish.
Jean Warner (19 days ago)
Even though I am more of a monochromatic color dresser, I do appreciate the newer look of mixing multiple patterns. It is a true art to be able to do so and still look classic and I have enjoyed doing so. Make sure you pay attention to scale. Large polka dot blouse with a smaller vertical stripe or abstract print. Treat it as you would texture. Some big and nubby with silks and/or cashmere. Love that!
Mesejo Alvarez (21 days ago)
Lo que no entiendo es como siendo francesa hablas en inglés que es el idioma que todo el mundo habla ahora pero.... Siendo el francés un idioma precioso, que yo adoro, Habla francés mujer por favor es tu idioma
I explained why in several videos 😉 Pero me encanta leer comentarios en varios idiomas!
Tali Tali (21 days ago)
I must be French woman 😉
TheSisters (28 days ago)
Went to school in the state of New Mexico, USA...it was rare to see a girl with short hair. Common was mid back to waist length. If you did have short hair you were coming from a different state. About dressing, my in-laws who were in Kansas said I dressed like a Charlie's Angel. When I went to visit them I noticed everyone was in jeans, t-shirt, and sneakers- or old sweats. Most girls had short to shoulder length hair. I now live in Texas and the native Texas woman is really something to behold. My sister and I say Texas woman are Spartan woman. Their voice matters in a much bigger way than I have seen in any other state I have lived in. Big hair, big jewellery. Mostly red lipstick. Mascara. Dressing is modest but loud. I have yet to see a native Texas woman dress towards the minimalist spectrum. I live in Austin which is not considered to be like the rest of the state. Except for people in North Austin, everyone will where flip flops EVERYWHERE, and dressing is more on the hippy spectrum. If you ever visit the state, you will see dressing differences within each county line. So strange.
Panchami (29 days ago)
Well it's a lot different in India. Our outfits is most of the time is very colorful. Single solid color is often seen as boring. In India it's : The more the better kinda policy :)
Maria Dillon (29 days ago)
Over the last week I looked at YouTube and internet in general to find out if it is acceptable to wear gold and silver together. My reason for looking is that I wanted to get the most out of my beautiful jewellery by being able to mix the metals a bit. I am totally with you when you say that statement earring should not be worn with a loud necklace or vice versa. However, with regards to mixing your metals, I my internet search showed that it is perfectly acceptable and it seems like this is all the rage (so I will now be doing it). Some of the online information suggested wearing a gold and silver piece to introduce the mixed metal idea.... so.... for example.... if you wanted to wear different gold and silver bracelets and bangles then you would have at least one that had both metals in it. Thanks for another interesting video :-)
funforlife 88 (1 month ago)
I lived in the states before and people kept asking me if I was going for job interview. I once flew American airlines and saw a woman wearing yoga pants and sweet shirt with sneakers on trans Atlantic flight.
Amy Nyman (1 month ago)
Your video ended with your comment that "fashion rules in a country tells so much about the culture of the country". So please tell us what these rules say about French women besides conservative. Thanks!
Marliz Hazel De Leon (1 month ago)
I am learning so much, thanks to you Justine! I'm from Philippines. 😘
Ana M. (1 month ago)
Here in US women tend to dress very casual. Originally, I am from Europe, all the clothes I own, are from European stores, and I get frequently asked “why are you so dressed up?” When in fact I’m just dressed casually to a European standard, for example, Zara sweater, blue jeans, and boots, all of a sudden, I am perceived as dressed up. Regarding nail polishes, I’m daring in this area, I do love nail polishes according to the season. Darker shades I wear late fall all through the winter... I can’t just use red. Should I now not do that?! 😔🤔 anyway, loved the fact that I stumbled upon your videos! Very classy and much needed.
Jenni Kolehmainen (1 month ago)
In Finland especially many teens try to imitate the styles from USA, which I don't really prefer at all. It is not even logical if we think about the weathers.. finnish winter compared to californian winter isn't quite a match. Many grown ups, men and women prefers long woolen blouses in winter time, basically black or nude or gray. They are popular and looks good on everyone. People wears black and white. Nordic and graphic. Make up doesnt have to be too apparent. Striped Marimekko shirts are always on style. I also think in Finland you should have few pairs of quality leather boots or ankle boots and few different coloured pullovers.
Tina Hroni (1 month ago)
In Greece women do not use vivid colours like Red, blue, yellow, fuscia in anything they use More neutral colours in clothes accessories and make up it is like if there is a lack of colors!!!they prefer soft colors like beige, soft Grey, pale Pink, pale colors mostly and Black and White!!! They are like scared of colors they feel colors are too much for them!!!
lea benoit (1 month ago)
In Chile the girls don´t wear makeup. That´s true.!! When I went to USA I realized about that. I lived there for 1 year and my friends were from different countries, but the most of them were from latinamerica. I remind very well when my friends and I were getting ready to go out and they used to wear makeup like a drag queen and doing their hairstyles with a hair straightener and a lot of machines to create a lot of looks. In my case, I just took a shower firt, I curled my eyelashes and wore a nude lipstick while my hair was getting dried naturally. At first I thought it was my way of being, then I met other Chileans and they were just like me, very simple, we liked to wear our freckles without full cover foundation, and none of us used eyebrow pencil to draw a new eyebrow. And our hairs were the typical Chilean style, long hair so messy and natural brown color without dyeing of artificial blond that Latinas often wear. I confess that I let myself be influenced a little, I bought some makeup and even some fake eyelashes which thank to God I never used. I recently returned to Chile, but I don´t know what to do with those MAC lipstick that I bought, I only wear Diva lipstick or the typical red to go out in the night but I don´t use anything else, not even concealer. I'm reassessing how natural the chilean women are, you will always recognize them because you can see their faces as they are at all times because they wear makeup to become a better version of themselves, they don´t wear makeup to seem as drag queen. That's the main reason why I watch your videos, the Chilean style is more similar to the French style in terms of makeup and clothes. Thank to God you exist. greetings from Chile <3
mason s. (1 month ago)
In America, I was raised to never wear black and brown in the same outfit. At some point in the early/mid aughts women started wearing black outfits and brown ugg boots. It is a look thst still bugs me.
Giovanna Fedocci (1 month ago)
J'ai adoré ta chaine youtube. Bisous du Brèsil!
Primrose Dahlia (1 month ago)
I’m Norwegian, and people have always commented on me looking French... probably because I follow what you said in this video, and my style is very classic feminine...like skirts, dresses, heels, hats, not too many accessories...and it has to fit my petite body frame, so always tailored..that is what I’ve been comfortable wearing ever since I was little... I cringe when I see the different Scandinavian trends like oversized clothes (especially on petite women) converse shoes...sneakers to every damn outfit... mixing colors (especially more than two, but even just two)..or the trend that I see teenage girls wearing now, which is tights and sneakers (the type you were to the gym) all day long no matter if it’s summer or winter. I don’t however think there is one typical Norwegian style. It depends on where you are from, what age you are, and what personality you have..I’m in my late thirties, and have always dressed this way...I would never wear socks or stockings in sandals...I know Scandinavians who do...but it definitely depends on personality... I saw that video you did with the Swedish blogger, and I would not consider her tips something all Swedish females wear. Sneakers though, is something Scandinavians wear to work a lot, so I agree that that differs from the French work environment...but it also depends on what type of work you do... I think that no matter what country people are from,it all boils down to if you have an interest in style/fashion or not...or if you are the type who’s very into trends..what age you are, or if you are upper/middle or worker class....
Alice InChristchurch (1 month ago)
I adhere to all the rules you mention naturally and... I'm English :) great channel btw, thank you.
Chloe Eastwood (1 month ago)
Lovely video! I’m an American and I agree for the most part. I would make a couple tweaks to your list. We are more lenient towards multiple patterns as long as the colors match, but the rule of neutrals and accents is the same. Lip and nail colors vary into pinks and browns, too, not just red. Shoes should match the belt and the bag is more flexible and evening wear should be in one color or two with more emphasis on shiny with shiny and flat with flat colors. Like you said with gold and silver, never wear diamonds with pearls and neither before noon, though some pieces do mix them but that’s mostly evening jewellery not for day wear. What do you think?
Renuka Shinde (1 month ago)
I'm from India and mostly women here are not afraid to experiment with colours you can even see bold colour combination like pink and orange along with gold. Women don't shy away from accesories either usual pairings are statement earrings, bangels anklets.
Sarah Leach (1 month ago)
Hoppy holidays justine. Have been studying french style alot. You are my favorite source for all things French. You have been a great teacher for fashion better than fashion school.🤗😊
labulabu (1 month ago)
The very general style for Indonesian people is as follows : -For the age group of 12-35 years old, wearing hijab or not, blue jeans are essential. Usually bought from local department stores. Paired it with button down shirts with variety of colors(any other color except white, white button downs are only for exams and job interviews). A simple t shirt match with a cardigan is also common for girls, for guys a hoodie with a t shirt(in Indonesia people prefer to wear long sleeves because the weather is so hot people try to not get burned skin) -A backpack or a sling on bag -Flats for girls and sneakers for guys, stylish sandals -Minimal make up mostly pink colors, usually only lip products -People rarely wear ankle boots here or any type of boots it is considered weird, its also weird to wear hats as a fashion statement other than a normal cap -Hair in a pony tail or loose natural wavy hair with a side bang, if colored usually only slightly reddish or brownish -Guys have very neat cut, no bangs, buzz cut, like guys in the army, no facial hair -Nails with inai(herb infused coloring)
Polina Polina (1 month ago)
there has always been something special about French women , not only an exquisite beauty and style, but the demeanour and the way of thinking, they are truly a high class women
Indigo Socratus (1 month ago)
I am an Armenian lady and the above description of a French woman perfectly depicts me :P (p.s. I've never been to France ;)
Athena Pearl (2 months ago)
Canada: 1.) try your best to follow French chic style rules 2.) monotone is always in style : black, taupe, grey , dusty rose are favourites 3.) muted pastels or neons for accents 4.) mixing metals seems to be a thing : gold, silver, rose gold etc. 5.) so many cultures = lots of intricate patterns , colours and textures allowed 6.) kickin it casual is always a must : tights, mukluks (winter moccasin boots) plaid button down or hockey jersey of preference --usually paired with a downfilled vest or chunky sweater and toques. Can't forget toques. Pretty much we are always ready to change into our casual clothes and go shovel snow, go fishing /hunting or stay inside and binge watch Netflix over 6-8 months of winter.... 7.) we are crazy about boots. But like, real boots. The kind you can wear in -40C. And parkas. Grey goose, north face and Eddie Bauer are timeless. 8.) jackets. We have a lot of jackets . Everyone seems to have at least one wool coat...and probably a vintage fur hat too. 9.) sneakers. Seriously. And crocs. 10.) people are very interested in trends . You will see one thing this year and then poof. Never again. Except for plaid. May plaid never die.
Alex Brando (2 months ago)
do you mean you would never wear black Jeans and brown coat ??? it seams so good (((((
Gitte Van de velde (2 months ago)
For the first tip: I don't wear black so that's an easy one for me! Brown all the way. I like combining different shades though, like chocolate with milk chocolate and camel. Edit: Just for funsies, here's my general NorthWestern European (Belgium) (which sadly deviates a lot from french chic) style advice: 1. When in doubt, wear blue jeans. 2. Allthough the rend has been long over, cheap distressed jeans are still interesting. And don't forget to show your ankles. 3. Loose, mid-parted, straight greasy hair is preferred for a casual look. If you want to be a bit more special, a curling iron to give you some beachy waves is your rescuer. A messy bun or ponytail is also a possibility. 4. Sneakers can be worn all-year round, so simply do so. When you're in a slightly more formal environment, basic pumps or oxfords will do the thing. 5. Avoid colour! You will be too visible underneath the gloomy weather. Grey, black and navy are a must. If you WANT to be visible, just wear a random trend colour on a top from H&M. 6. Very visible make-up is NOT-DONE, unless you work in a creativeenvironment. Except foundation, a thick layer of foundation and spider mascara are always welcome. 7. I don't care if you're cold; you should wear the same short, thin jacket all year round. Wool coats are so basic and parka's are only allowed when it's colder than 5 degrees C. 8. In summer, basic flowered sundresses that are usually bought at H&M or Zara are a must. For weekend, jeans shorts with a black tank top are fine. 9. Don't forget to ignore sunscreen and develop wrinkles at an early age. I get it, you're not used to sunny weather now the climate is changing. 10. If the occasion is VERY formal, any kidn fo knee-length dress is fine. A must when it has as an exception very ugly colourful small patterns. Basically, the culture is: 'be quiet and follow the other mindless sheep'
Tasneem Ahmed (2 months ago)
We in Egypt wear more colors 😄
Roxanna Mostatabi (2 months ago)
In my country (California, lol. Yes it’s like it’s own county) showing the midriff is actually acceptable. I guess it’s the beach culture.
Myriam Carcas (2 months ago)
Lately I have seen women in their pajamas in the supermarkets, 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
Hopsa (2 months ago)
Very true that what women wear in a country says so much about their culture. Amsterdam here: We wear whatever we want. No rules whatsoever. All the prints and colours mixed or not, we do it as we want. This does not necessarily apply to the whole country but it sure does for the capital that has been disobedient eversince. 🤗
Danielle de Freitas (2 months ago)
Brazilians are trend-followers. The fashion style leans towards boho-modern categorized by vibrant colors, bold accessories and funky patterns. For a country with so many social problems, the Brazilians who can afford spent way too much money on fashion items. There is great pressure to conform to the constant seasonal changes in trends. I am glad I live in San Diego now where people dress sloppy and I can wear whatever I want without judgement.
angelina Di RITO (2 months ago)
Salve! Ho scoperto da poco i tuoi video. Li trovo molto interessanti, però vedo che non tutti hanno la traduzione in italiano. Ti chiedo se riesci a tradurli tutti. Anche il francese va bene. L'inglese proprio non lo conosco.🤐. Grazie!!!!!
Alice Hoo (2 months ago)
I like your sharing. Short and sweet. Straight to the point. Thumbs up!
Malakina1964 (2 months ago)
I crew up in a small lovely town in th south of West-Germany. And all are dressed the newst fashion and the women made their hairs and lip-stick and finger-nails. For teenager it was forbidden to wear make-up or wear shirts with spahetty-holders. :D This was in the 80s and 90s. Than I moved to Munich and I saw that the most people are more poorly dressed! Only a few very rich people are dressed expensive. I was shocked. In Munich a few rich and the others poor. For women are statements hand-bags and shoes and hair-styles and the newest and nicesed mobile-phone. :D So funny. Than a very good car and a nice man on her side. And old very rich women have very younger good looking men. :D Women are wearing what they want nowadays and the men are got more fashonabled than women! We had costumers of men who are wearing very good and expenisve trousers from Kiton or Attolini, thats are italien brands. The jeans has different kind of colours, like red or cognac and any kind of colous. With a nice shirt and the belt-if you see it, must match with the shoes. real leather of cours. But, I see that the most are dressed in very good shoes and the hairs get more naturally. What are really do not like the new style for men to have beards. Business-styles will be always black or dark-blue or grey.
Connie Fowler (2 months ago)
There is so much "anything goes" attitude here, that I can only think of a few rules. One universal rule is to not wear white after Labor Day, which is the first weekend in September. But we also have clothes in what is called 'winter white', so maybe that doesn't apply so much anymore Also, it  seems that nylon panty hose are out, even in winter. I don't understand that at all, and will wear black hose with a black dress if it's cold. We don't usually mix prints, but this past season it's become fashionable to mix two prints, with specific rules--generally one larger with a smaller in similar or contrasting colors. I've done that in certain cases and it can look nice. Scarves are huge here, too, but I don't like an oversized scarf on a small woman, because it tends to dwarf her. Mostly, I think, American women are encouraged to think  about proportion and finding what they feel and look good in.
Con Civ (2 months ago)
In Spain most women have almost one piece of Zara, which brings us the fashion trends very quickly, affordable and with a good relation price/quality (I have several in my wardrobe basics. The last jacket I have thrown away had over 15 years). I think there are different styles from the north to the south. In Madrid you can find more political correct style, in Barcelona more creative outfits and in Sevilla more sofisticated. I think we use more colours in general. Of course sandals and socks are only seen in tourists as well as white socks (only exception: with sport shoes).
Ilana Trombly (2 months ago)
Ooo. I would love a discussion of lifestyle Minimalism and its effect on French wardrobes, please. Also: the black/brown thing was so indoctrinated in me that when going more Minimalist (lifestyle not fashion), I just ditched all my black. Ironically, this French origin rule led to a very un-French solution. Ditching black! Practically blasphemous.
tubeyou89119 (2 months ago)
The socks point is cute.
Gloria J. Pinsker (2 months ago)
I like the layered, tousled hair look as long as it is clean and well-maintained, as it looks youthful. But the sloppy, overly casual clothing trend in the U.S. is horrible! Athletic wear is for exercising, not to wear every place! And for goodness sake, put on some makeup especially if you are over 40. You may think you don't need it but believe me you do!
pokerflush1000 (2 months ago)
My country is too judgemental when it comes to dressing, it’s also a 3rd world country so fashion is not a thing. My style, though, as of lately. Bold coats and I dress in all colors, I get complimented all the time by a lot of people which is what led me to the fashion world. My absolute don’ts: white (nice color but it gets dirty easily) Burgundy, purple and neon colors, they look bad on me.
Jia Drisdom (2 months ago)
First, let me say that I am so happy I have found you. I have learned so much about fashion from you, and you should really get paid for this. I hope you do. My wardrobe consists of mainly neutral pieces (a lot), and I have finally gotten the hang of prints, so that is what I am wearing/buying most of the time. I also have a lot of bright colors. My wardrobe is definitely mix and match, but it is so huge, I don't know where to start. I donated over 30 garbage bags, and I am still being run out of my house with my clothes. If I find something that I like, I tend to get every color in varying sizes to create different looks. I think I may be a classic American wardrobe girl because I have noticed that the closets in America are generally massive. I worked a job for over 2 years and never repeated an outfit. And, punchline, I still had plenty to spare. I'm not sure what the fashion rules are in the United States because it seems like everyone wears everything all the time. I feel women in the States purchase more clothing because we love and need choices. Maybe it's a symptom of being a country that is a so-called melting pot. I will say that I have discovered my nude is not the same as a fair person's nude (thank you Christian Louboutin). So I do wear brown shoes with silver jewelry, and everything else, because that is my nude color. Other than that, I really can't pinpoint a specific fashion for South Florida except for sweatpants, sunglasses, t-shirts, and jeans. When you go to Miami, you'll see a little bit more fashion forward folks. They tend to wear very bright colors as an accent with neutral pieces. Sometimes they just wear very bright colors as all pieces and to hell with what others think. I'm working on getting the bravery up to donate pieces that I love so I can live! Your channel is helping me do that. I truly have a shopping addiction, and it isn't cute or a joke. My friends borrow for my closets on a weekly basis. I even have a sign in sign out sheet haha.
Justine Leconte officiel (2 months ago)
A sign out sheet? 👏
Annegret Shumway (2 months ago)
I am not sure I agree with all these color choices Justine. They sound somewhat funereal, I mean black, brown, khaki etc. a little boring. I have those colors in my wardrobe as well, but I get the most compliments when I wear some color. I like your videos very much. I appreciate the information, although in the end I have to make my own decision re: what works for me. Thanks!
Carla n (3 months ago)
I'm from Brazil so the current style for most people is the one I like to call "tropical fancy". Most girls and women will always prefer the bright tones, long hair, playing with colors and most will try the "new summer trend" in December (which here in South, is obviously in the end of the year, haha). Some girls will keep the trend, some will hate it and never use it again. Our summer is a nice time to find a new trick that we will use the next whole year, or for the rest of our lives! In Sao Paulo or the South of Brazil is colder and has bigger cities. So the style here is more similar to the French women, but we still have the taste for the "summer trend". Our culture is based in the summer, basically! And I love the tropical vibes, they're a good way to keep yourself inspired and happy. That's why we brazilians are so "warm", I think...
Nikki Ro (3 months ago)
Apparently I AM FRENCH! the exception - I don't count black is a color.
Saillaser 2000 (3 months ago)
I think baseball caps are hideous, I hate it when people come for dinner and wear them, it’s considered rude in my country. I am European
María Salas (3 months ago)
I am from Costa Rica and I study french translation in college. I love watch your videos but this one was so interesting for me because all the things you mentioned in the video I already knew them because of my mom and she has never been in France. So my mom tought me these French fashion tips since I was a little girl.
Alexandra Fabvre Meltser (3 months ago)
J'adore! Merci Justine! :)
Rivka Strom (3 months ago)
If you go out and about in the western United States, it seems as if there are no rules. Leggings with short shirts that are cheap and see through. Athleisure everywhere. No one seems to dress up. Suggesting anything but casual attire is grounds for an argument. Oy! The response I get when people ask what they should wear to a Bar Mitzvah has never been anything but indignant! However, that is not the case with the upper income levels. Often the ladies have less clothes but they have that one designer bag - and yes, it probably does not match the shoes. They have neutrals. One of my friends is wearing Ivory and Navy as her base colors this season. Another is wearing black and taupe. It is all very chic too. This whole thing in the United States about anything goes is almost embarassing.
tulipwindmill (3 months ago)
I think I might be partly French lol!
Alexandra Crist (3 months ago)
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!
Loretta Clark (3 months ago)
Yes, the U.S. has become way too casual. I probably live in one of the more conservative areas, the Southeast. Here, although we are told anything goes, most women put away white shoes, slacks and skirts on Labor Day (late August), and they don't come out again until Easter of next year. Most women carry the same purse and do not bother to change it with each outfit. I certainly don't. I may change my purse with each season. We also live with the prevailing belief that jeans are appropriate for almost any occasion.
krmyna1 (3 months ago)
¿Pour quoi, VOUS ne parle pas en francais (mal ecrit)?.
M SC (3 months ago)
Most of these rules are too boring! I mix brown and black, YES. I sometimes have more than 3 colors in my outfit, YES. I mix silver and gold, YES. And I LOVE it! What matters is that you have fun, feel confident and beautiful! And trust me, I always receive compliments :)
Jordan Storz (3 months ago)
In America, I think little is taught about style. I'm not entirely sure why that is, but I think it's why American style tends to venture into the "overdone" side of things. You have either that, or not trying at all (ahem, sweatpants...). Women have it bad, but men have it worse. I think I have known less than 5 stylish American men in my whole life. My poor husband didn't even know what jean size fit him properly! Creating a capsule wardrobe completely changed the game for me. I was able to learn what fits, what makes me feel good to wear, and what colors flatter me. Moreover, I know what's in my wardrobe. If I'm shopping, it's for something very specific (currently seeking mustard or teal colored chinos, for example). I'm very picky (have been seeking aforementioned chinos for at least a year lol). I would highly recommend it to anyone trying to narrow down their style and learn more about dressing purposefully (and effortlessly)! Thank you for such a wonderful channel :)
Arpita Rao (3 months ago)
I want to know about "what french women carry in their bag"???
Anastasia L (3 months ago)
I was trying to think a list of rules for Greek style but I wouldn't say there is one distinctive look. Young women are influenced a lot by the Kardashians, so you will see the typical high-waisted jeans (that accentuate the curves), a tiny top (mostly crop top during the summer) and sneakers, over the knee boots or high heels. Always with straight long hair and Kardashian make-up ("nude" overlined lips, contouring, eyeliner). Zara, H&M, Bershka and other cheap international brands are your go to places to shop. You will see a lot of black but also bright colors and patterns, in clothing but also in cosmetics (nails with designs are very common). Most women take care of themselves and invest in cosmetics and beauty services, like false eyelashes, eyebrows and nails. Sweatpants and leggings as pants are still very common, but they are considered tacky or at least very casual. Greek women are very interested in the trends, know some basic rules and have a relatively good fashion sense (maybe the fashion reality shows that we have in Greece have helped). So, you will see many stylish women in Athens, especially in wealthier or hipster areas (Kolonaki, Glyfada, Kifissia, Monastiraki, Gazi, Petralona). The basic problem ahout the rest of Greek women is that they don't invest in timeless, classic pieces, with good quality but are more into cheap fashion and current trends.
Rachel Ka (4 months ago)
how to match shoes with purse? do you mean matching color?
Rachel Ka (4 months ago)
love this kinda of video, it would be great if you insert example modeling pix!!
Justin Case (4 months ago)
Outside of New York nobody knows how to dress well in the US. It is really horrible. Oversized loud sport clothes and tacky leisure clothes wherever you are. Americans don’t know shit about sizes, fit, and style overall. And I have the feeling it becomes worse and worse. Europe and Asia (especially Japan) are still fashion forward. I love the simple Scandinavian style, the Italians and French still know how to dress well, and still some British people have style, especially in London. The sloppy athletic overly casual crap has to go. I‘m tired of seeing sneakers, yoga pants and functional outerwear everywhere. People need to learn how to dress again.
Johanna Jumelet Aitken (4 months ago)
I'm of French, Dutch and English ancestry with a European upbringing - but also in my childhood I spent many years in Australia, and I'm back there now! Sooooo.....part of me loves the easy going, dressing for sunshine and outdoor lifestyle that living in Australia now encompasses, but the other loves all things classically French. This is solved by having summer time dressing for European South of France with a little Australian practicality - although NEVER bare footed!! - and in winter, out come the sweet polka dot / small sprig dresses + espadrilles, neck / hair scarves and tailored jackets. So happy to have online shopping! 'Culturally' the dress style in Australia, unless in the larger cities, is very relaxed and practical. It's a love / hate for me!! But then I often get compliments for what I'm wearing, or asked where something is from ... I think there is an interest for outside influence but this country is so so far away .... but it is also Paradise. Mon dieu, what is a femme to do ... but to watch Justine videos and enjoy sharing ideas!! xx Johanna
francis olivier (4 months ago)
il wear what il want  i;m  a dutch women modern. and love tweed  silk and colors .   black dresses to . with juwelery
Michelle Andrade (4 months ago)
Thanks for the video, I think I’m learning a lot from it and the other ones. In my country (Mexico) we are very colourful, sometimes I wear 3 or 4 colours that don’t go well together, not everyone is like that though. :)
Lynda Lee Abdo (4 months ago)
I think French fashion has it right. The goal is to accent the figure and face, so neutrals overall, with just accent colors, it always looks great and is classic. No wonder you lead the world in fashion!! I am an American and see so few women who know how to dress to accent their femininity. A lot of women don't even care about fit or grooming. So sad!!!
Mirela (4 months ago)
Hello Justine, can you please make a video on autumn/winter fashion? I love wearing dresses but in my country winters are super cold, so I would love to know if you have any tips on how to stay warm and elegant at the same time. Lots of love :*
Gabrielle Garcia (4 months ago)
i would love a video like this as well! When I lived in upstate NY the winters are very very cold and snowy. I always try to dress nice but I found myself in many random layers and weird snow boots.
Laura Coleman (4 months ago)
Justine, what lipstick are you wearing please? It’s just lovely!!
Stan Doucet (4 months ago)
Paris style by an expert makes this one of the better channels on YouTube
jose pantojas (4 months ago)
Dear Ms Laconte. I realize this is a tall order as a humble request, but I wish you could infuse some of your outstanding advice to gentlemen when possible. I found you Chanel quite refreshing and honest, which is hard to find in the vastness of YouTube. And of course.. love your accent!. Thank you.
Yelena Pzychalska (4 months ago)
These were all great tips and merci' Justine!
S.A. Moore (4 months ago)
I live in New York I tend to have a classic/timeless look 1. Silver or Gold, not both. If i wear small red earrings with a gold watch, it’s fine, but no other colour. 2. A lot of my clothes come from Express, Zara, or Calvin Klein, which are considered “high quality”. I steer away from Forever 21, H&M, etc: 3. Basics and blacks are essential. I own a ton of turtlenecks. Black, light grey or dark grey. A pea coat and a trench coat are great. 4. Black shoes=black socks, white shoes=white socks. If wearing low shoes, you must use socks that can’t been seen above the shoe. (Exception with high knee socks) 5. Use little to no makeup, when overdone, it tends to look tacky. (The only makeup I own and wear are two shades of red lipstick). White, straight teeth are great. In addition, flawless skin and colouration are essential. 5. Neutral short to medium sized nails. (I only wear red and white on my nails)
Azhela Bay (5 months ago)
Thank you so much! Going to live in Paris soon for a while.
burning burgundy (5 months ago)
In Indonesia, we normally wear conservative clothes (due to religion and culture) Yes, there are several exceptions, but a majority of my country is muslim, so we need to respect them. Hot pants and loose t-shirts are often found in my country (since it’s very humid here) if you’re not muslim, but if you are, the muslims in Indonesia tends to wear casual/loose fashion statements (like a beige colored Hijab with a bold red lipstick, etc). The number one rule in Indonesia is not to wear anything too tight.
Beverlin del Rosario (5 months ago)
After watching I feel like I was born in the wrong country
Barbara (5 months ago)
I'm polish but my mother tought me the style you describe as french. Very, very similar. Classy but individuell.
Amanda Merrill (5 months ago)
We definitely view the do not mix black and brown rule. I love the sock colors rule and will probably follow it now.

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