La Mode en France: Fashion in a French High School

All pictures via Polyvore.com.

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was open my closet and have a look. Big problem! I had no idea what to wear! Oh, yes — even French girls have this problem! Thankfully, we always find a solution.
Currently, I’m at the lycée, kind of like high school in America, and everyone has their own style (or not!).
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Here is the item that everyone has in their wardrobe : Les converses. Whether high top or low, the style is timeless, and these shoes are very popular here in France.

Now let’s move on to more serious matters. We have all kinds of French people, and their styles describe their personalities. Here are the different styles seen in my school:
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L’Elève Garçonne (The Tomboy Student)

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-Long oversized coat
-Boyfriend jeans
-Ankle boot for a little feminity
-Black leather purse
-Round scarf
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L’Elève Model (The Model Student)

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-Simple sweater without pattern
-Skinny jeans
-Backpack
-Vans shoes (simple style)
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L’Elève Rock (The Rock Student)
-Skinny jeans with holes
-Checkered sweater, red/black
-Shoes with thick soles, black
-Black leather backpack or purse
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I could cite a thousand other styles because there are so many… but let’s move on now to what’s currently à la mode! If you want to be in style, you’ve got to wear ripped jeans! Whether they be full or skinny — or even short — holes are in!
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Style How-To

Here’s a tip: If you want to make your own ripped jeans, use a razor and not scissors! A razor will reveal the strings in your jeans, giving a better effect!

 

Well, back to my what to wear problem… I finally found something to wear! I’m going to play it simple with a large pair of shorts, legs rolled up, a black mesh sweater, and ankle boots with a thick sole… but I will make it all stand out by adding something flashy….
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Voilà, voilà, so there you have it. Problem solved for today… but tomorrow rebelotte — or back to the drawing board, as we say in France!
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Bonne journée!
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Jackie Espinasse-001Jackie Espinasse is 17 years old and a student at Ecole Coudouliere, where she studies fashion. She is currently taking driving lessons because, in France, you have to be 18 to get your license! Now if only driving rules had a little more style.

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