We’ve tried to pin down the secrets to dressing like a French girl before. But it seems like between the stripes-on-stripes-on-stripes and the rich jacquard textiles, something’s getting lost in translation. That’s where Madewell is stepping in to lay down the sartorial blueprints, with help from the cult-favorite Parisian label madewell Sézan. They’re launching an exclusive 14-piece collection of rue style must-haves.
The limited-edition garments are just as wearable and polished as anything Madewell has ever offered, but elevated by a certain je ne sais quoi from Sézan designer Morgane Sézalory. The dresses are laid-back, the knits are warm and the bags are sophisticatedly simple, giving off a cozy-chic vibe throughout. And if there’s one major takeaway from the impossibly cool lookbook — besides to live in its famous Le Superbe sweatshirt (*if* you were able to snatch it before it sold out in a flash) — it’s to wear these effortless pieces with a matching tomboy attitude.
Muted tones and unfussy silhouettes make pieces from the collaboration — the first ever available stateside! — easy to add into any wardrobe, proving that when it comes to style, French girls really are flawless.
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