There’s no doubt that the tropes of Parisian Chic and French Feminine Mystique are being RE-Celebrated in the 21st century with an astute eye toward that cultural masters of subtle sexiness. These concepts have stretched out, extended, if you will, from fashion into other aspects of life.
Do you want to raise your progeny like the French? Bringing Up Bebe is the bible for you. Dress with the impeccably off-hand daily glamour of a French woman? How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits is a great read (and this Wiki-How article “How to Have Parisian Style” made me laugh, but was actually semi-informative). What about mimicking the French diet to achieve that svelte, sleek appearance long after your twenties? The Parisian Diet by Dr. Jean-Michael Cohen is the perfect guide. (Also loved this article on the subject of the book, and this review.)
Needless to say, this outfit has every thing you could wish for in French fashion circles if you ask me. Some stripes, some cool, and some classic heels.
So go out there and frustrate your children, throw on on outfit that simultaneously screams pulled-together and laid-back chic, and savor your food, friends. It might not make French, but it may make you feel sexy-cool even for just a moment!