TOPSHOP:The Underrated French Style Icon We’re Getting Inspired By This Season

Seberg, the biopic on actress Jean Seberg, is finally out in UK cinemas this Friday. Starring Kristen Stewart, it tells the story of how Jean was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement ultimately leading to her life and career being destroyed. Although American, Jean spent most of her life in France which quite clearly transpires in her personal style – so in honour of the film’s release, we took a look back at her most memorable outfits and why they make her the underrated French style icon you need to know about. Keep scrolling to discover our five favourites, plus the film stills featuring Kristen Stewart they inspired…

  1. Mellow yellow
    Yellow featured heavily in Jean’s wardrobe, perfectly complementing her pale complexion and platinum hair, so of course we’ll also be seeing Kristen in yellow as curated by the film’s costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
  2. ’70s minimal
    Jean’s style was defined by strong silhouettes and lots of monochrome pieces, usually only accessorised with a few pieces of carefully selected jewellery. Simplicity with a personal touch can go a long way.
  3. Jet-set chic
    When travelling, Jean opted for chic tailored pieces paired with elegant leather accessories and a cap to avoid any hair dilemmas on the go. Proof that it’s always worth investing in a collection of timeless and comfortable staples.
  4. Evening glam
    Simple with a twist is probably how to describe Jean’s style the most accurately, and that also went for evening wear. A one-colour dress in an A-line silhouette was her go-to, but always elevated with a fun sleeve or neckline to show off her iconic pixie haircut.
  5. All blue
    Another key colour in Jean’s closet was blue, matching her eyes which were always highlighted with a signature flick of black eyeliner. We love the extra detail of the colour-coordinated hair bow.
    Seberg is in cinemas from 10th January


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