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Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

Could you be a French It Girl? The Answer is YES

We've definitely got a thing for the classics. And Parisian Style is just that. The effortless jean and tees, the relaxed sense of it all. There's something about the French It Girl that we love so much. Maybe it's because Paris is where fashion started. Maybe it's because we've looked up to French Designers like Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Dior for our entire lives. Either way, the French It Girl always comes across as cool, confident, and chic. We can't pinpoint exactly why we love it so much, but we are definitely inspired. 

We keep seeing the same rules for French style such as 1) keep your palette neutral with earthy and rust colors. When doing color, stick to classic colors like navy and red. 2) stick with simple patterns like polka dots, gingham, and small florals that will always be in style. 

Whether your French style icon is Brigitte Bardot or newbie Thylane Blondeau, attaining French It Girl status is easy with this killer wardrobe! Keep reading for our choices of the French It Girl staples and how to incorporate them into your own wardrobe, then shop our favorites directly from Côte. 

1. Straight Leg Jeans

free people stella indigo jean available at cote boutique

A basic tucked in Tee with lived-in straight leg jeans are a classic French style that can easily be incorporated into your own wardrobe. The easiest style to pull off when you're in a fashion rut (it happens to all of us). Find a vintage tee in the bottom of your drawer and tuck her in to some chic high waist jeans. Go for a minimalist look paired with loafers, or dress her up with a bold heel and velvet bag.

Shop our fave pair here: 


Jean Stella Skinny Indigo - Free People $78

 

2. Summer Dress

A long bold pattern is the essence of a French It Girl. The best part about the dress being the star of the show? Minimal accessories is key for this look. Throw on your favorite handmade gold pendant (like our Coin Necklace) and you're good to go. You can easily throw on a denim jacket and some white sneakers for a more modern look, or go simple with a bucket bag and cat eye sunglasses. 

Shop our fave Midi here: 


Caldasi Midi Dress - Free People $128

3. Patterned Dress

 

French Girl style is a classic, and polka dots are equally a classic. You can never go wrong with a simple print that never goes out of style. Simple details like buttons and a pendant necklace are great for a chic look. Or channel your inner Chloe Bleinc and pair with bold booties!  

Shop our fave tee shirt dress here: 


Kindred Button Front Dress - MinkPink $98

Some other must haves for attaining the French It Girl style are espadrilles, gold jewelry, a straw boater hat, and a good bucket bag. So pick your faves and incorporate them into your own wardrobe and never worry about being out of style.

Show us how you style your own pieces by using #wheresyourcote and be featured on our Instagram! And don't forget to have fun while putting your Parisian style together. Keep up with us on all our social media platforms below! 

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Bisous babes, xxx

Abby & Andie 

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How to Layer Jewelry like a Pro

How to Layer Jewelry like a Pro

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

Minimalist jewelry is trending (and good thing too) because we've stocked up on brand new simple jewels that can be worn alone or layered to make a statement. If you have followed us for a while you know our jewelry holds a special place in our heart and we are always making room for more in our teeny store. All of our Purpose Jewelry is handmade by survivors of human trafficking and goes toward building new sanctuaries around the world where women can work, get an education, and other tools they need to recover and make their way back into society. Our newest collection from Purpose Jewelry was handpicked by us to make layering a breeze, keep reading for tips and tricks on how to layer our newest line of jewelry and get the most out of your pieces! 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

1.) Use necklaces of multiple lengths. The best thing about having simple jewels from this collection is that you can dress them up with pieces you already own! The key is layering necklaces of different lengths. Start with our Coin Necklace (top) that can be adjusted to be short or long with a longer pendant necklace of your own like our Audrey Necklace (bottom). We love to stay consistent with the round pendants for layering! This look is great for a casual day out, but is nice enough for a girl boss meeting for that side hustle! 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

2. Mix Textures. Let's talk bracelets. Layering bracelets is so easy when they're simple and fun like our 14K Gold Costa Bracelet. Feel free to go bold on the wrist, we added our Stone Bracelet in rose to add some subtle color and texture to the wrist. This could also easily be paired with a chic watch with gold accents or some thicker gold bangles. Playing around with texture is key when sticking with the same metal. Try something hammered with something engraved, or high polish with something matte. The possibilities are endless! We've also styled all these layered pieces with a simple earring like our Rise Studs that have a smooth finish with just a touch of shine! The simpler the better when you're working with a lot of different pieces. 

layering handmade jewelry available at cote boutique

3. Stick to one metal. Or similar metals. Our Purpose Jewelry Collection is made up of 14K Gold and Brass metals that can easily be mixed and matched depending on your budget. We also have silver versions mixed with Rhodium that can be stacked and layered for our silver babes! You can see adding a choker to our already layered coin pendants, can easily make a statement necklace out of your everyday simple items in your jewelry collection! 

So start getting creative babes... How are you going to style yours? Tag us on Social Media and use the #wheresyourcote to be featured on our Instagram! We love seeing how we can help style our babes! 

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Until next time babes, 

Bisous, xxx

Abby & Andie 

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