When it comes to pretty winter clothes, we always turn to Sézane. Their beautiful pieces are easy to layer and add a French touch to your wardrobe. This week, our friend and designer Maud met up with Anne, the manager of Sézane’s NYC store, to try on five favorite looks. Here are Anne’s styling tips…
“French style is all about balance,” Anne explains. “For example, we’ll try to balance something really dressy, like gold boots, with something cooled down. Or we’ll mix something really feminine with a more masculine piece.” She also suggests pairing a bright color with neutrals, like this sweater with black pants.
“There is a French word — dégaine — which means to be effortlessly chic. We want the overall look to be a little rumpled,” Anne says. “At the Sézane office, all the girls will tuck one half of their shirt in, and leave the other half out. Or we’ll pair an oversized piece, like this cardigan, with a pretty dress, to add volume.”
How gorgeous is this outfit? When it comes to knitwear, it’s all about the details. “This season, our sweaters have different silhouettes, different knits, different sleeves, and pretty details like buttons,” Anne says. This jumper is designed to be worn forwards or backwards, so it’s like getting two looks in one. “Also, don’t be afraid to tuck in a piece you might not otherwise,” says Anne. She suggests trying a chunky piece, like this sweater, tucked into a streamlined one, like a skirt.
Always roll the sleeves. “Cuffing your pants or rolling your sleeves adds a touch of life, like your outfit has a little more personality,” explains Anne. “For French girls, something is almost always cuffed.”
Above all? Her best advice is just to play. “At the end of the day, we don’t take ourselves too seriously!” Anne laughs. “Have fun. Try new things. It’s only fashion.”
Great news: Sézane is offering a surprise gift with purchase to the first 100 shoppers in their NYC store (just mention the code CUPOFJO). And for all readers, they are offering free shipping using code CUPOFJO, good through December 25th. Thank you so much!