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Shipping from Paris! Let's face it, when are we? Not Are you looking for their expertly designed outfits, wardrobe classics and the overall effortless way of getting dressed among our French friends? At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I turned to someone who has become a Who What Wear regular for their classic but trendy ensembles: Emmanuelle Koffi.
To get to the bottom of her A + style, I examined her Instagram feed to see if there were any common themes. I realized that there are a handful of clothing basics that she always seems to come back to. Read on to discover the six French clothing basics that form the foundation of her ultra-chic wardrobe and get inspired as she wears the following items.
Koffi is a huge fan of knee high boots, a staple that she pairs with everything from mini skirts to tailored shorts to add an upscale feel to her look.
While straight leg jeans feature in many of her outfits, I noticed this medium blue wash as almost all of her jeans appear to be this classic color.
When it comes to bags, Koffi definitely has a guy. Short-cut shoulder bags – also called baguette bags – are her preferred accessory. The '90s silhouette adds the right amount of on-trend appeal to whatever else it wears.
Another simple staple that Koffi carries repeatedly are simple mules, especially plain white or black, that serve as the basis for so many spring and summer ensembles.
If there's one staple that Koffi can pair with anything, it's a beige trench coat. Whether she wears one with skirts, dresses or jeans, it's a chic and timeless topper that she never overlooks.
Although cropped cardigans started out as a trend, they have officially gained staple status in Koffi's wardrobe. From bright and colorful knitwear to classic neutrals, it's a Paris-approved staple that basically styles itself.
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