French women may or may not do beauty better than Yanks, but there's no denying their "oh, this old thing?" brand of offhand chic. In their boyish, Breton-stripe tees, and beat-up ankle boots, Gallic girls have a way of making us feel like a bunch of try-hards in comparison (and making us seriously reconsider the messy bun as fashion statement).
Well, hold onto your berets, French femmes: Thanks to these 13 pieces from A.P.C., we're totally copping your style. All of A.P.C.'s signature understated cool is in evidence here: minimalist shoulder bags in rich raspberry, ballet flats that'll only get more chic with age, and the perfect rainy-day-in-Pigalle trench coat, the collection is subtly '70s-inspired and ruthlessly understated — all the better to let your natural charme shine through.
Click on to get the French girl style down — we'll report back to you on that whole "how to eat a baguette a day and not gain weight" thing.