How This British Fashion Editor Achieves Effortless French-Girl Style

Pandora Sykes is a true British It girl, with titles like Fashion Features Editor at The Sunday Times Style, designer for brands such as Hunza G and founder of under her (presumably impeccably styled) belt. But like all women, British or otherwise, Sykes can appreciate the undeniable effortless sophistication of French-girl style.

“The French style is both enigmatic and apt at every opportunity,” she waxes. “From Breton tops to red lips to blazers and flats and bed hair, everyone nicks their own soupçon of Gallic chic to make them feel that bit cooler.” To achieve that je ne sais quoi, Sykes turns to Parisian brand Claudie Pierlot, which she appreciates for its punky take on classic wardrobe stapes. Keep scrolling for tips from Sykes on how she styles the Claudie Pierlot pieces and shop her inspired looks below.

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