Channeling: Emmanuelle Alt's Spare-Chic Style

While we love over-the-top fashion, at the end of the day, there's nothing more stylish than simple, thoughtful, polished pieces. Perhaps that's why we've always been fans of Emmanuelle Alt's signature style. Always one to look effortless, Alt has pioneered that uniform of skinny black jeans, blazers over boyfriend button downs, and pointy pumps that seems to define Parisian-chic for the modern age. No matter what the occasion, we love that Alt always stays true to her simple spare and pared-down look. Check out the staple pieces that makes this timeless tastemaker the epitome of Parisian chic.
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Photo: Wayne Tippetts/Rex USA
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Alt keeps consistent with black skinnies that graze the ankle—perfect for pairing with heels or tucking into boots on colder days.
MOTO Black Skinny Baxter Jeans, $80, available at Topshop.
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A linen boyfriend button-down tucked into jeans is perfect for warmer weather.
J. Crew Perfect Shirt in Linen in Orchid Blue, $59.99, available at J. Crew.
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Sensible but still sexy, Alt dresses up her jeans with black pointed pumps just like these little bowed slingbacks.
Carven Bow-Back Suede Slingbacks, $575, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Copy Alt's makeup free beauty look without having to go totally bare with a bit of tinted moisturizer.
Laura Mercer Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, $42, available at Laura Mercer.
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Famous for her Balmain blazers and tight leather jackets, Emmanuelle would totally go for this (much more affordable) blazer.
BB Dakota 'Ellis' Blazer with Leather Collar, $115, available at Shopbop.
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Not one for much adornment, Alt always accessorizes with a basic black belt.
Old Navy Basic Black Belt, $16.50, available at Old Navy.
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To copy Alt's mussed-up mane, try out using a dry shampoo.
Klorane Extra-Gentle Dry Shampoo, $7.50, available at
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Alt may be known for being an all-black-everything kind of girl, but she tends to reach for big fur coats to keep cozy against winter weather.
Zara Leopard Coat, $99, available at Zara.
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T-shirt time! Classically a French Naval uniform, this striped sailor shirt is a perfect staple for under a blazer.
Saint James Meridien II Nautical Tee, $85, available at Madewell.
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Keep your lips naturally rosy (and moisturized!) with a little lip balm.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm, $7, available at Sephora.

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