5 Basics Later, and You're Practically French

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5 Basics Later, and You're Practically French

Whether you love or hate the fashion world’s obsession with everything Français, you have to admit that French women are somewhat fascinating. Combine that with the current trend of reducing your closet, and you’ve got one compelling concept: the five-piece French wardrobe. Although the movement gained a lot of traction in 2014, we thought we’d revisit the concept, as it feels especially current at the time of capsule and uniform wardrobes, and because we thought you may find this interesting.

The guidelines are fairly simple: First, make sure you have quality basics across all categories of apparel and eliminate clothing from your wardrobe that you don’t wear, love, and love to wear. Buy new basics to fill any gaps, and remember quality over quantity. Second, limit your new purchases to five nonbasic items per season (once in spring/summer and once in fall/winter) that add a bit of personality and make your wardrobe feel current and fresh.

If you’re wondering why it’s called a French wardrobe, from what we could gather, the idea originated from a “French Style” thread on The Fashion Spot that discusses how the French wardrobe philosophy focuses on the concept of curating the direction of your wardrobe.

As for its life-changing promises, the five-piece French wardrobe is said to help you cultivate a wardrobe that feels true to your aesthetic and stand the test of passing fads and seasons. The result is less money spent on items you don’t really need, less frustrating time spent trying to figure out what to wear, and a newfound feeling of deep satisfaction with your wardrobe.

Below is a list of basics that’s popular on Pinterest (AJ Wears Clothes is behind one of the most shared ones) to help guide your five-piece French wardrobe endeavor. We found we might add or take away some things from this list, and you might too! Consider it a jumping-off point for finding what’s right for your wardrobe. As for what counts as a basic, the blogger behind AfterDrk listed out these helpful guidelines: A basic is something that…. 1. I can wear this over and over and over again until it falls apart. 2. Goes with everything I already own. 3. I pretty much can’t live without it. 4. Is the glue that helps me keep the rest of my wardrobe together. 5. Is made of a good material that will last for a very long time.

Go on to shop every item you’ll need to complete the five-piece French wardrobe.

After you have your closet narrowed down to essential basics, thoughtfully consider which five pieces you want to add to your closet each season. Below is what we would buy for this season.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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Of all the ways you can show yourself some extra love, nothing feels quite as good as buying yourself some pretty underpinnings. After all, there’s something to be said about putting on pretty lingerie that makes you feel happier and ultimately more confident. Want to really treat yourself? Opt for pieces from your favorite luxury lingerie brands, and you’ll feel as if you’re dressed in the best—even if it’s hidden underneath everything else.

Okay, we’re not saying that buying yourself opulent bras, daring bodysuits, and pretty panties are the most feasible option, but if you're looking to indulge a little, you've come to the right place. After all, you’ve earned it, right? If it gives you a major confidence boost along the way, even better. Ahead, we’ve gathered the coolest lingerie brands that will feel just as luxe as they look. Scroll down to shop them all below.

A British brand known for its high-quality and playful takes on classic lingerie basics. 

A French-lace bra that will last you a lifetime.

How pretty is the intricate floral embroidery?

For vintage-inspired pieces that will have you feeling your most glam.

Such a beautiful silhouette.

Currently thinking of ways to wear this beyond bedtime.

A lace ruffle adds a romantic look to these panties.

After you've shopped the brand's lingerie, be sure to check out its famous collection of swimwear.

This versatile, lightweight, and breathable bra will give you the comfortable support you need.

Made from delicate jacquard lace, these will be discreet and feel beautiful under your clothes.

This French brand was founded over 65 years ago and has been delivering on high-quality lingerie ever since.

This bra style accommodates larger bust sizes, ranging up to DDD.

We love the art-deco inspired embroidery.

While, of course, it also offers pieces in black, this British brand is known for its rich colors.

The artsy floral details feel refreshing.

The prettiest pink bodysuit we ever did see.

I.D. Sarrieri is known for its use of luxe materials including Chantilly lace, silk-satin, and Swarovski crystals.

Obsessed is an understatement.

The metallic gold detailing is exquisitely elegant.

For a modern twist on classic lingerie meant to be worn as underwear andRTW.

I'm getting Carrie Bradshaw vibes.

A bralette you'll reach for time and again.

This alluring camisole features a T-strap back for a barely there feel.

This brand has really mastered the whole dark romance thing.

Fall in love with this beautiful floral design.

We love a matching set.

There's a reason this iconic Italian brand is a celeb favorite.

Such a pretty hue.

A chemise we'll unquestionably be wearing out of the bedroom too.

The smocked band is unique (and über-comfortable). 

Cosabella is an editor favorite thanks to its cute-but-comfortable options.

Molded underwire cups lend soft structure to this super-versatile bra.

Stock up on these stretch lace undies with this set of three.

These scalloped straps are everything.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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