By Karina Ananenkova
To us, Charlotte Gainsbourg is the perfect example of a modern femme française. Her style and beauty is something that we lust for. Yes, she probably got blessed by the one and only Jane Birkin, who happens to be her mother (no big deal), but her style comes with a twist of modernity and her own personality.
A typical outfit for her is a basic white shirt, skinny jeans, a well fitted black blazer, and suede boots. Nothing over the top, but it absolutely looks good every time.
Instead, of bold and flashy colors, Charlotte opts for plain and neutral shades: black, denim, white and beige. However, sometimes we can spot her in some serious statement pieces- a red velvet jacket or gold metallic pants that we just can’t take our eyes off.
So what is her secret? She is not the one to chase the latest trends, in fact, her style barely changed over the years. She remains true to herself- she knows what fits her, and she knows that comfort goes above everything else. She keeps her hair perfectly messy and her make up to a minimum, whereas at night she enjoys an occasional smokey eye with a nude lip.
Our French muse is a serious lover of leather, whether she is casually walking on the streets of London with a black leather biker jacket or a little more polished – attending a red-carpet event in Paris by rocking a leather mini skirt.
If you are looking to bring a mix of casual, androgyny, and rock-and-roll aesthetic in your wardrobe, Charlotte Gainsbourg is definitely the girl to draw inspiration from. For you to do so, you definitely don’t have to be French. Here as some pieces from our collections, we got inspired by the French beauty.
The Perfect Fit
It’s common knowledge to every Charlotte Gainsbourg fan that she is a big lover of well- fitted jackets. Why? Because it looks good with everything. You name it- throw it over a jumpsuit, wear it with a pair of fitted trousers, ripped jeans, vintage t-shirt, dresses. Everything. If you plan to incorporate this versatile piece into your wardrobe then we recommend our Stand Aside Jacket. Made out of organic cotton this tailored jacket with sculptured back and metallic detailing will amp up any outfit you got on.
We have seen plentiful of maxi or midi skirts in the last few seasons, but it doesn’t mean that the mini skirts are out. With an abundance to choose from, we got inspired by our French muse and created the perfect Poetry of Shadows Skirt. This skirt might be basic but the wrap-style elevates any look. Ideal for a walk around the city or for a night out with the girls.
Back To Basics
The holy grail of wardrobe, the mother of all the basics- the buttoned-up shirt. Find me something that doesn’t go with a buttoned-up shirt, I dare you! Yes, Charlotte puts a modern spin on the classic Parisian style, but even she doesn’t underestimate this timeless piece. Yet, you still struggle to find the right fit and style? Our Dreamcatcher Shirt will definitely turn heads with its draped back detailing.
Have fun recreating the looks (and don’t forget to play Deadly Valentine in the background while you do)!