Today is Bastille Day! So whip out your baguette and brie sandwich and brush up on your French.
If there was ever a fashionable national holiday, Bastille Day is it. French culture has become so iconic and romanticized, that's it hard not to spend every July 14 wistfully pretending to take a nonchalant stroll along the Seine. To make your celebrations a little more French, we've rounded up 14 great items that'll turn any party into a real fête.
Check out the goodies we selected for an awesome Bastille Day celebration.
Perfect Your Look with Andre Saraiva x St. James Breton Tees
Illustrator-about-town André Saraiva teamed up with St. James in honor of Bastille Day, making this the iconic French brand's first artist collaboration ever. St. James has been clothing the French Navy since 1871, and their signature 'Naval II' shirt of 21 Breton stripes has become a French staple.
This collaboration is only available at Opening Ceremony and Colette, so hurry up and get yours before they run out.
Catch Up on Your Reading with Self Service and Purple Fashion Magazines
Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from Self Service and Purple Fashion. Maybe you'll get a little insight into that French fashion je ne sais quoi, too.
Party into the Night with Moët Chandon
It's a holiday so it's worth splurging on some Moët Chandon!
Smell like a Parisienne with Balenciaga Paris Perfume
Channel your inner Charlotte Gainsbourg with Balenciaga's latest sent inspired by all that is French.
Accessorize like a Ingenue with an Olympia le Tan Book Clutch
Olympia le Tan's book clutches are just about the most desirable item on the planet. Handmade by Olympia and her team, the clutches embody a Parisian world of wonder. They're perfect for a summer in France, or anywhere else, really.
Catch Up with Lacroix with Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty by Camilla Morton
A fashion fairytale starring Christian Lacroix?! We're sold. Paris' master couturier has a new job as a character in--and the illustrator of--this re-imagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty story.
Shade Your Glances with a Maison Michel for Opening Ceremony Hat
French girls represent a major fraction of the population that looks amazing in hats. Try out one of these Maison Michel toppers and see if you can pull off this classically French look.
Indulge Yourself with a Trip to Balthazar
Nothing is quite as good as a meal at Balthazar. From their mind-blowing bakery to the impeccable foods served at the main restaurant, it's the among the best restaurants in New York.
Get Fancy with a Carven Dress
Can't you tell we're in love with Guillaume Henry's wonderful vision at Carven? Channeling a proper French gamine that's a little loose around the edges, this Carven dress is an instant must for any Francophile.
Get Hip to Parisian Culture with the "Paris vs New York" Blog
Graphic designer Vahram Muratyan posts visually stunning depictions of the differences (and similarities) between life in Paris and life in the Big Apple. This blog is perfect for international aesthetes and daydreamers alike.
Just Stay Home and Watch Breathless
The movie that defined France to Americans in the 1960s is a film classic. Love it or hate it, it's perfect for a Bastille Day movie marathon.
Practice Your Walk in ASOS Espadrilles
Have you ever noticed that women in Parisian street style pics seem to always be windswept and mid stride, like a fashionable gazelle? It might be magic, but it's worth trying out in some French-inspired espadrilles from ASOS.
Get Literal with Altru France Mens Tank
Just in case subtlety is not your forté, this mens tank is available at Urban Outfitters, so you can proclaim your obsession on your chest.
Attain Perfect French Hair with Label M Salt Spray and Redken 23 Hairspray
This video of Mélanie Laurent landed her a role in Inglourious Basterds. Some will say it was her enchanting aura, but I will maintain that it was her perfect messy hair that captured Tarantino's heart. Achieve the careless look with Label M Salt Spray and Redken 23 Hairspray.