My philosophy in life is: if in doubt do as the French would do. Not sure how to cook? Just add butter, wine and cream. Not sure about the calories in camembert? Just eat it. With red wine. Uncertain about road rules? Just ignore other drivers. Don’t have an opinion on something? Be blasé. Worried about what to wear? Just grab a stripe T-shirt. They are tres hot. Perfect to wear with anything from a black pencil skirt to jeans or shorts they are always classic and always chic. Even better they add colour and print to your black wardrobe without you having to resort to floral or pink. Head to Cue for a fab grey and black stripe empire T $69; to Country Road for a classic black and white stripe fisherman’s T $49; to Sportsgirl for a cute little stripe tank $59 and Witchery for a grey and black stripe empire T $59. Of course there is another reason to wear a stripe T: it’s Bastille Day. Chic Alors!