get schooled in french style

    with lessons by everyone from lou doillon to lea seydoux.

    by · July 14, 2014

    all photos by getty images

    Whether it’s a high drama cat-eye courtesy of Brigitte Bardot or a pared-down jeans and tee inspired by Jane Birkin, we owe so much of our style to classic French fashion icons. But while it’s always a good time to channel Bardot, Birkin, Ines De La Fressange, or any of the other originals, this Bastille Day let’s all a cue from the class of 2014.

    This newer crew already has the je ne sais quoi in their blood, but instead they mix up French closet staples like striped tees, straight-leg jeans, and boho hats with a rad bohemian twist. We’ve narrowed the list of modern muses down to 10--and each one comes with her own special styling tip.

    It might be Bastille Day, but who says you can’t go ahead and channel these ladies the other 364 days of the year, too? Click through the gallery to get schooled by Lou Doillon, Lea Seydoux, Audrey Tautou, and more.

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