You might have picked up by now that I’m a Francophile at heart. If I were anything in another life, it would have to be French. So it is perhaps no surprise that French girl things find their way into my wardrobe quite frequently.
If you’re like me and you love French girl style, these are the essential pieces you need in your wardrobe. From trench coats to Provincial basket bags, these are the quintessential pieces you should invest in to channel your inner French girl!
French girl things
These are my go-to French girl things I keep in my wardrobe!
Walk a step in any direction on the streets of Paris and you are sure to see a trench coat or two in your path. Every French girl knows, a trench coat is a timeless classic (and also a sheer necessity in the Spring!) The trick to a French girl trench coat is to keep it light weight, beige, and durable for those rainy days.
Another staple in a French girl’s wardrobe is a classic, simple and timeless cream cardigan. Wear your button up cardigan with a pair of blue or washed jeans for the ultimate French girl style. Oh, and did I mention ballet flats? Find some of my favourite flats below!
While we’re on the subject of colour, keep your palette to a minimum when aiming to achieve French style. Cream pants are another staple in the french girl wardrobe, easily paired with a neutral loose fitting tee, cream cardigan, sweater, or, you guessed it: trench coat!
There is perhaps no one single item in my closet that I think is more underrated than a midi skirt. Immediately add length to your frame by opting for a midi skirt, especially if you choose a flowing silk skirt. I wear my black silk skirt at least a few times a week, but I’m currently eyeing off one of these beige beauties!
There’s nowhere more beautiful than summer in France if you ask me. But you might be surprised I’d rather be outside of Paris in the warmer months! Every Parisian knows that the best time to escape the city and make your way to the countryside or beach in summer. And whether you’re visiting Provence or the Côte d’Azur, a floral dress is a necessity.
Speaking of Provence, a basket bag is an essential not just in Provence, but anywhere you are in the world! These basket bags are sure to add style to any market day, or pair down a summer outfit to keep it casual.
As far as footwear goes, ballet flats are essential in any French girl’s wardrobe not just for style, but for comfort. You won’t see many French girls walking around in heels all day – especially in Paris where walking is a key means of getting around! So a pair of ballet flats serve both a style choice and practicality.
Linen is a favourite for French girls, especially in the warmer months. Stick to light tones and neutrals to ensure you get the most out of your style choices: white and beige linens are a great way to stay cool in the summer.
When it comes to jewellery and accessories, French girls keep it at a minimal. Pick one or two key pieces to put on rotation and make sure they’re simple and refined.
It is no secret that French girls love jeans. And in terms of style choices, a pair of washed jeans are the quintessential classic in any French girl’s wardrobe.