The gamine look is the ultimate smash-up of American sleekness and French simplicity. It’s a look that is deceptively simple: softening clean lines with feminine pieces and subtly breaking conventional rules by not going too matchy with the bag and shoes.
Find all your pretty basics and channel your inner Charlotte Gainsbourg!
Now, all you need is a ticket to Paris 😉
Gamine: Essential Gear
perfect boatneck top
(shown in salsa orange)
This boatneck top from Lands’ End is perfect because it has the right proportions: 3/4 length sleeves; the hem falls to mid-hip; and it’s not too tight or too loose. The nice thing is that there are tons of fun colors along with basic colors to choose from at a great price!
also available in: black, pink coral, persimmon, surf green, spice brown, bright pistachio, white, light seagrass, and seaside pink
available in regular XS-XL on sale 2/$21
plus size 1X-3X on sale for 2/$31
classic crewneck t-shirt
100% cotton, also in 11 other colors (XS – 2X in regular, tall, and petite sizes), $5, Old Navy
striped boatneck tee
shown in navy/white stripe, also in 3 additional colors
cotton, “Seaport,” 3/4 sleeve, size XS (4) to XL (18-20), $22.50, L.L. Bean
polyester, “Brushstroke” by Simply Vera Vera Wang,
sizes XS – XL $37, Kohl’s
as you can see these tops are versatile and wallet friendly!
Stay tuned for dresses & skirts, outerwear, and bling for the gamine!