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The Inspiration: Caroline Sieber

The Girl: Chanel brand ambassador (dream job?) and London-based stylist whose clients include Emma Watson (!!).

The Trick: Hit up the Chanel inspiration—hard—in tweed dresses, quilted bags and equestrian boots. It always, always looks good.

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The Inspiration: Caroline Sieber
The Inspiration: Lou Doillon

The Girl: French actress and singer; daughter of Jane Birkin.

The Trick: Oscillate between nonchalant "I'm with the band" pieces (skinny jeans, military jackets) and absurdly polished eveningwear (pencil skirts, chiffon blouses). But either way, always top each look with beachy hair to add that undone cool element. Sooooo French.

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The Inspiration: Lou Doillon
The Inspiration: Inès de la Fressange

The Girl: 56-year-old former French model; current style icon.

The Trick: Instead of testing out a zillion trends, stick to the classics, like chain strap bags, cardigans, button-downs and proper trousers. It'll give you the building blocks to cobble together a great-looking outfit with your eyes closed.

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The Inspiration: Inès de la Fressange
The Inspiration: Caroline de Maigret

The Girl: French model who recently starred in the fall Madewell campaign.

The Trick: From jeans to dresses, pick slightly slouchy fits that feel a little more laid-back than the skin-tight versions Hollywood actresses wear.

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The Inspiration: Caroline de Maigret
The Inspiration: Dolores Chaplin

The Girl: Paris-based actress and granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin.

The Trick: Adapt a "there's no such thing as being overdressed" mantra  and wear form-fitting, flirty eveningwear by day, too. That way you'll always look polished, never sloppy.

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The Inspiration: Dolores Chaplin
The Inspiration: Clotilde Courau

The Girl: French actress also married to the grandson of the last king of Italy, which makes her the Princess of Venice (it's a courtesy title, but still cool, whatever).

The Trick: Stick to predominately dark pieces that have a cool detail near the neckline, like a white collar. It's a subtle touch that makes things interesting without being too trendy or look-at-me.

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The Inspiration: Clotilde Courau