Bonjour! Welcome to your French fashion guide!
French women are known to be some of the most elegant and trendy people on earth.
Their style choices are known to be timeless, minimalist, and extremely chic!
You will see lots of white-collared shirts, jeans, blazers, trench coats, white sneakers, loafers, leather boots, etc. Effortless fashion!
The French are the masters of the capsule wardrobe, redefining the saying “a little goes a long way”.
Below are 13 French Style Tips and Outfit Ideas.
1.) A Shirt Tucked Into Jeans
French girls love, love, love their jeans!
All jeans are acceptable! Skinny jeans, mom jeans, straight cut jeans, etc.
But the one thing that these pants have in common is that they are high-rise.
2.) A Plaid Blazer
You can invest in several different colored blazers – black, white, beige.
However, one of the best investments you can make is a plaid blazer!
Why? Because it goes with absolutely everything every single season of the year.
3.) A striped Shirt or Blouse
Every French closet is host to a striped t-shirt and blouse!
You can wear them half-tucked into a pair of denim jeans for a casual look.
Or you can wear it with a business suit and heels for a more sophisticated fashion statement!
4.) A Beige Trench Coat
Trench coats never go out of style.
You can wear it for the rest of your life!
As a staple of every wardrobe, this neutral-color jacket can be worn dressed-up and dressed-down.
5.) A Classy Neck Scarf
One of the loveliest ways French women spice up their outfits is with their accessories – namely scarves!
Scarves are one of the classiest ways to add a pop of color to your look.
Start your scarf collection now! It’s a very cost-effective way to accessorize because they never go out of style.
6.) A Crisp, White Blouse
The v-neck white blouse has become very popular in the last few years (although it has never gone out of style)!
It’s a favorite of Meghan,Duchess of Sussex (Meghan Markle).
This can be tucked into a pair of jeans or worn under a blazer – tucked in or left out.
7.) White Sneakers
If you visited Paris a decade ago, you would NOT have seen sneakers anywhere.
Sneakers were seen as a Western style that were not classy.
However, comfort and practicality won the battle! Who wants to run around the city in non-supportive shoes?
Today, the French have adopted classy sneakers – white being the most popular color.
8.) Comfortable Heels
When in France, you will rarely see women wearing high stillettos!
If you shop in Paris, you will notice that the heels are always more practical.
Why? Because comfort and practicality are important to French women!
Shorter, block heels are far more common in the shop windows of Paris.
9.) Ballet Flats & Loafers
French women love their footwear!
You will rarely catch a chic French woman wearing a ultra-high heel unless it is a very special occasion.
Ballet flats and loafers are two great foundations of a French wardrobe! Comfort and fashion.
10.) Black Turtleneck & Sweater
A classic black turtleneck or sweater will take you through fall, winter, and spring!
This capsule wardrobe item looks amazing under a blazer, tucked into a pair of jeans or a skirt, or as a sweater dress.
11.) A Leather Moto Jacket
French women aren’t known to dress super edgy or daring.
However, every woman loves to inject a little edge into their look once in a while!
One popular way to do this is through throwing on a black leather jacket!
(The moto jacket gets an A+)
10.) A Parisian Style Dress
You can’t go wrong by adding a stylish, feminine dress to your wardrobe!
Whether it is black, white, polka-dot, striped, or floral – a dress is the perfect easy outfit.
You can dress it down with a jean jacket or style it up with a blazer and belt!
11.) A Parisian Style Hat
Contrary to popular belief, not every Parisian woman wears a beret.
However, in my opinion, this classic French hat is the perfect accessory – especially in winter!
The Baker Boy hat has been worn by models for decades. Who doesn’t want some “va-voom” in their wardrobe?!
12.) The Statement Coat
When fall weather arrives, the easiest way to look chic is to put on a coat that leaves a lsting impression!
Something that helps create your “signature look”!
Many French women opt for a more traditional long, wool jacket for warmth.
Others prefer to add a “pop of print” into their wardrobe! Remember Moulin Rouge is in Paris!
Pair a leopard print with an all-black ensemble and you will surely be the fashionista on the town!
13.) Black Tights
Black tights have a way of pulling an outfit together in the most elegant kind of way!
When you want to wear a skirt or dress in winter, a thicker pair of black leggings will keep you warm.
In summer, they simply enhance your outfit and offer some additional “support”.
French women stay away from “trends” and prefer to have a capsule wardrobe with clothing items that help to create their “signature look”.
Simple and yet so timeless and chic!
By taking a few of these French style tips, you’ll look more fashionable and have a cleaner closet!