BEAUTY BAR: Au Naturel

Everyone wants to have that certain je ne sais quoi of the French, who always seem to appear effortlessly chic. One simple trick to achieving this look? Let your hair dry au naturel and embrace your natural texture as a complement to a stylish outfit. Even if all your clothing has been strategically picked out, rocking carefree curls suggests that you just happened to throw everything else on. This relaxed attitude translates perfectly in Los Angeles, where I spotted this Fashionista with natural curls and a cool outfit to match.

It wasn’t just her tousled tresses that gave off Parisian vibes, though. A turtleneck has long been a staple of the French wardrobe, but it has been especially revived this season as a major trend piece. Shredded jeans are another must-have for their ability to add a bit of edge to an ensemble. In head to toe black, it’s almost impossible not to look chic, though she broke it up with a trendy denim and shearling jacket. The casual outerwear added to the nonchalance of her curls and her attitude.

Paired with such a natural beauty look, this outfit was definitely laid-back enough for the day. For night, however, I love the juxtaposition of natural hair with intense makeup. This Fashionista could easily add a super smoky eye and swap out her casual jacket for a cozy winter date.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To embrace your hair’s natural texture, this Fashionista raved about Anu’s Hair Cleanser for keeping her hair’s moisture and movement in tact. If your hair is naturally straight but you want to achieve a similar look, curl random sections of your hair with various sized wands and leave the last two to three inches of the ends out while doing so.