French and California Women Agree—These Are the Ultimate Autumn Staples

California style is known for its casual and everyday appeal while French style is revered for its effortless chic vibe. Given that the laid-back approach of the West Coast has become a lot more relevant to all of us lately and that French style is, well, always relevant, we went ahead and cross-referenced the style staples that both groups are wearing as we head into fall—a sartorial Venn diagram, if you will. The result? A list of seven autumn staples that are as effortless and easy to wear as they are polished. So whether you need to ideate some autumn outfits or are looking to stock your wardrobe with timeless staples, discover the pieces California and French women agree upon and get inspired each group's distinctive styling approach.

1. Leather Outerwear

The French Way:
leather jackets for fall

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@annelauremais
The California Way:
leather jacket staples

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@raeannlangas

2. Knit Dresses

The French Way:
The California Way:

3. Checkered Blazer

The French Way:
checkered blazers

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@lenafarl
The California Way:
staple blazers for fall

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@sophiegold

4. Straight-Leg Jeans

The French Way:
The California Way:

5. Trench Coats

The French Way:

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@thevisuelofgrace
The California Way:

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@tylynnnguyen

6. Loose Trousers

The French Way:

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@vanessa_perroud
The California Way:

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@shhtephs

7. Chunky Knits

The French Way:

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@bonjourclem
The California Way:

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@catchmeeksifyoucan

Up next, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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