Saint Tropez Style

Keep smiling- it takes 10 years off!- Jane Birkin

If you’re avid readers here at The Ladies McCann, you’ll know how obsessed my mom and I are with European style. And when it comes to summer fashion, the French always get it right with their chic simplicity. Saint Tropez, in the south of France, has got to be about one of the chicest places on earth. It’s always been a playground the rich and famous but we must admit that we prefer the Saint Tropez of the 60s when Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin and Grace Kelly roamed the cobbled streets.

Brigitte with a classic French straw bag.  

The look is one of casual elegance without looking like you’re trying too hard.  All you need to recreate the look today is a pair of white jeans, black t-shirt, wide brimmed straw hat and minimal makeup.

The ultimate French style icon, Jane Birkin, really nailed the look when she spent time there with Serge Gainsbourg and their young family.  She was never without the perfect straw bag and her hair always had that I just stepped straight from the sea beachy look.

See what I mean?!! Is that not the perfect straw bag?!

Her denim choices were always on point to- whether she was wearing wide flares or a high waisted pair of boyfriend jeans.

She and Serge having the perfect al fresco lunch.

Of course, Bianca Jagger, Grace Kelly and Anita Pallenberg roamed the streets too.

Grace Kelly always looked perfect no matter the locale.

Anita Pallenberg with her young son.  Now that is the perfect wide leather belt.

If only we could book tickets and spend the rest of the summer there!

Photos via Tumblr.

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