By Gabrielle.

I think style is fairly contagious, don’t you? I know I dress up for the day here in France more than I ever did when we lived in the States, mostly because everyone else does. The unspoken expectation is practical chic, and there is a serious shortage of yoga pants-wearing moms at school. (If the afternoon ever sneaks up on me and I’m caught in sweats, I can usually count on Ben Blair to handle pick-up; that man is always dressed handsomely!)

I’m curious: Do you dress like your friends? Are you influenced by what others around you consider stylish? And even if fashion paparazzi aren’t following your every accessory and shoe choice, what’s your friendship style?

Tash and Elle are two friends who blog and share a similar aesthetic.