Best 10 Instagram accounts to follow for fashion inspiration

Whenever I have that ‘I have nothing to wear’ feeling or prepare for an occasion, I like having inspiration from women I look up to.
Here are a list of the ‘chic’-est women on Instagram I follow:

1. French model, designer and IT girl, Jeanne Damas

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Monday 🌞 @thevolon #thevolonbag #thevolon

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2. French model, music producer and one of the writers of How to be Parisian, Caroline de Maigret

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Paris 🇫🇷

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3. French style icon, Inés de la Fressange

4. French-American actress and model, Camille Rowe

5. French illustrator, blogger and the author of Love. Style. Life., Garance Doré

6. Chinese supermodel, Liu Wen

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7. Iranian-American writer, Tahereh Mafi

8. Swedish Youtuber, Jenny Mustard

9. American fashion blogger, Jenny Cipoletti

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Gone with the wind 💨

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10. Hungarian fashion blogger and Youtuber, Vivien Nagy

Inspiring French ladies II.

Emmanuelle Alt is the current editor of the French Vogue and a true style icon. She started working at the fashion industry in 1984 at Elle magazine when she was only 17 years old! She said: ‘I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.’

Colette /1873-1954./ was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century’s French literature. She herself chose Audrey Hepburn to play the main role of her short novel, Gigi in the theatre when the actress was not yet famous. She said: ‘I was happy. I regret that I realized this only now.’

Brigitte Bardot, the French Marilyn Monroe is an iconic actress and singer. In the 1960’s she started campaigning for the rights of animals. She said: ‘I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.’

Madame de Pompadour /1721-1764./ was the lover of King Loius XV and he listened to her opinion about state affairs. She was a supporter of arts and sciences. She said: ‘Everyday I wish to make the world more beautiful than I found it.’

Caroline de Maigret is a model who co-wrote How to be Parisian. She said: ‘Paris pushes me to think. It releases all my strengths and weaknesses. It’s a city for walking. I cross the river, I’m in jeans and a biker jacket, with the wind in my hair. I see the history and the beauty of the buildings. I never forget Paris…’

Get to know more about French chic

Although they say ‘je ne sais quoi’ can not be learned, here are some sources you can use to find out more about it.

First of all I recommend Justine Leconte’s Youtube channel. She is a French designer who currently lives in Germany and she started her Youtube channel 2 years ago. She has a French series (videos about French food, beauty secrets, style tips and wardrobe essentials) and others from which you can learn a lot from the fashion industry itself (for example how to differentiate good quality from bad and how to dress for your body shape). You can find her official website  here.

Inés de la Fressange – Parisian Chic: A Style Guide
Inés is a French model and designer who shares some very great advice about style. For example, what are the basic peaces every woman should have and where to go in Paris? I really love this book, I read it 3 times already but I like just thumbing through the pages as well.
Inés de le Fressange on Instagram
Inés de la Fressange Official Website

Caroline de Maigret, Anne Berest, Sophie Mas, Audrey Diwan – How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits
Another must-have written by Parisian ladies about what are they really like? Spoiler alert ‘they are crazy’ as it is written in the prologue. After reading it I became very fond of Caroline de Maigret, she is a French model and music producer who often works with Chanel.
Caroline de Maigret on Instagram

Tish Jett – Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance
Though the writer is only honorary French, she unveiled many of French women’s beauty secrets and she is not afraid to share them.
Tish Jett

Jeanne Damas is an actress and founder of Rouje. Can’t believe she was born in the same year I did. She currently lives in Paris and we can easily call her the French It Girl. Follow her for effortless style tips.
Jeanne Damas on Instagram
Rouje Official Website