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A Study In Street Style: Caroline de Maigret

She's living proof that style isn't just about the clothes you wear. Get ready to take that loose-fitting suit out of your wardrobe in 3, 2, 1...

They say the best runway is the one on the streets. The runway is where the official action happens, but it is on the streets that real style, worn by real people, is born. In “A Study In Street Style”, we turn the spotlight on some of the most notable street style stars of industry. If ever you’re dry on outfit inspiration, just check back here. We guarantee you’ll leave with at least a handful of styling ideas. That, or your (imaginary) money back.

The French know effortless and while it would be hardly scientific to conclude that all French know effortless, Caroline de Maigret happens to be one such French. Her tousled hair and messy bangs, her uncanny ability to look good in just a white shirt and grey pants, much less something fancier – de Maigret is proof that style isn’t just about clothes. I mean, she literally wrote a manual about Parisian style – How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are, one more book to add to your fall reading list – and we cannot think of anyone better among the French street style pack to pen it.

De Maigret’s style is largely androgynous and relaxed – no sorry, effortless – with a touch of femininity to tie it all together. A suit with simple pointed pumps. A coat worn as a dress, finished with combat boots. A low-back sweater with cropped pants and a cross-body bag. A grey suit and messy hair and that’s it. She’s the sort of woman can be covered from head to toe and still manage to look enviably sexy. Do you know how difficult it is for us common human beings to do the same? DO YOU?

In the heat of fashion week where one may be caught up in wearing all-out statement pieces, de Maigret is a reminder to go for ease and comfort and to not overthink things. Below, we rounded up a couple of pieces that we think would fit right into her wardrobe.


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