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Gamine refers to a girl who appears to be youthful, regardless of age.[1] They are someone who have a boy-ish beauty and can comfortably wear boys' clothing (that is, they look comfortable in the clothing, and do not look like a female trapped in boys' clothing). Overall, the gamine style is cute and boyish.

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Fashion

Gamine clothing should have a clean shape with small-scale details. Clothing may have playful or creative patterns; however, people wearing these patterns do not look like children.[2]

Tops

  • Button down shirts or blouses, typically in pastel or white
  • Graphic t-shirts
  • Polos, typically in pastel
  • Striped sailor shirts, typically red-white or blue-white
  • Crewneck sweaters
  • Turtlenecks

Jackets

  • Short cardigans
  • School-girl blazers
  • Hoodies
  • Trench coats
  • Wide-collar coats
  • Capes
  • Peacoats

Bottoms

Pants

  • Dark blue jeans
  • Black denim
  • Denim shorts
  • Capris
  • Ankle-length pants

Skirts & Dresses

Gamine skirts can be mini, knee-length, or midi. They should be made of tulle or another flowing fabric. Sailor skirts and bubble mini-skirts also work for this style.

Gamine dresses include baby-doll dresses and little black dresses. Dresses might have bows and/or ruffles.

Accessories

Accessories that fit gamine tend to be small and compact.[3]

Footwear

  • Ankle boots
  • Ballet flats
  • High-top sneakers
  • Kitten heels
  • Loafers
  • Sandals (light colors)
    • Cork-heel platform sandals
    • Slingback wedge sandals

Hats

  • Beret
  • Balloon hat
  • Straw sunhat
  • Striped knit hat

Jewelry

  • Analog watch
  • Charm bracelet
  • Pearls
  • Small earrings
  • Small rings with small stones

Hair

Pixie cuts are extremely common. When hair is worn down, it tends to be pulled back by a headband or head scarf. In terms of hair accessories, gamines might wear flower barettes or bows.

People

This is a list of somewhat well-known people that have adopted this style. Taken from Culled Culture and High Latitude Style.

  • Audrey Hepburn - the quintessential gamine.
  • Halle Berry
  • Leslie Caron
  • Sofia Coppola
  • Judy Dench
  • Mia Farrow
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Diane Keaton
  • Natalie Portman
  • Rihanna
  • Winona Ryder
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Audrey Tautou
  • Twiggy
  • Emma Watson
  • Michelle Williams

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References

  • https://www.truth-is-beauty.com/blog/style-identities-the-gamine
  • https://theconceptwardrobe.com/style-essences/gamine
  • https://theconceptwardrobe.com/style-essences/gamine
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