I Keep Spotting French Women in These 6 Affordable Autumn Trends

In the style inspiration stakes, the French-girl look will forever be at the top of our list. We never get bored of the plethora of cool-girl outfits that come from this part of the world. Of course, the notion of what constitutes "French style" has changed over time, and no longer exclusively refers to Breton tops and knotted neckerchiefs. Thanks to the democratising powers of Instagram, a new guard has risen up, bringing their own unique interpretations to this classic aesthetic. Let's just say, we're paying attention. 

This summer, we've seen all manner of cool outfits come from the likes of Lena Farl and Frann Fyne - and we cant wait to see what's in store for autumn. After a bit of digging we've come up with six autumn trends, in particular, that we can see cropping up again and again amongst the Gallic girls and will be perfect in your rotation. Every look possesses that classic balance of trend-led and timeless: Think cool-girl kints, relaxed wide leg trousers, essential blazers and staple retro sunnies. Best of all? Each one can be bought on a budget.

So, if like us, you can't resist the allure of French-girl fashion, scroll down to see the 6 affordable autumn trends predicted to be championing this year.

1. Wide Leg Trousers

French girl affordable fashion trends: wide-leg trousers



Style Notes: When autumn arrives, wide leg silhouettes truly get their time to shine, particularly when it comes to denim. Whether you're opting for jeans or canvas, relaxed wide leg immediately adds an effortless flare to your outfit for upcoming Autumn days. 

2. Soft Leather Jackets

Style notes: When popping out in the transitional autumn weather it's always wise to bring a throw on.  It's hard to go wrong with soft leather, wether you're going for the classic biker or a more minimal shape, you're definitely picking a timeless addition for any occasion, day or night. 


This is at the top of my autumn wish list.

Style with some straight leg jeans and a flat shoe.

3. Mary Janes

French girl affordable fashion trends: mary janes



Style Notes: As the beholders of classical styles, its no surprise that we've been spotting our Gallic friends turning to the understated Mary Jane. 


Pair with a skirt and semi sheer tights for a easy daytime look.

4. Blazers

Style Notes: As devoted minimalists, we gravitate towards the reliable blazer almost every year. A timeless way to elevate any ensemble, instantly lifting a simple white t-shit and jeans to new sartorial heights. 


Pair with a sleek slip to take it from day to night.  

These and some high waisted jeans will be an autumn go-to.

I predict this staple won't be around for long. 

5. Midi Dresses

French girl affordable fashion trends: midi dresses



Style Notes: Midi and maxi dresses are the perfect summertime transitional piece, easy to layer for the temperature drop yet light and breezy for when that autumn sun appears. The versatility of a flowing dress allows for endless styling options from everyday to event wear. 


How fab does this look with knee-high boots and a rollneck. 

6. Retro Sunnies

French girl affordable fashion trends



Style Notes: The summer months are when we really get to play with shades, yet a great pair of sunglasses can be appreciated all year round. According to our stylish friends, retro silhouettes are on the agenda, and have a reserved spot in every French women's handbag. 

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.