Women in Paris Will Wear These 5 Spring Basics to Look Elegant

@sylviemus_ wears a blazer and maxi denim skirt.



Women in Paris are routinely go-to sources of style inspiration when we’re looking for effortless yet elegant outfit ideas. After all, it’s often Parisians who have that desirable je ne sais quoi. After scrolling through the Instagram feeds of some of our favourite French women, there seemed to be a few key staples many are wearing to create their chic looks. And we have a strong feeling that these pieces will become fixtures in their spring wardrobes.

Below, you’ll uncover the five-piece spring wardrobe women in Paris will lean into. The items in question fall into that elevated-basics category in that they’re highly versatile and can be mixed and matched with other pieces. They also have a forward and modern element to them. 

Keep scrolling to check out five elevated basics Parisians will be all about. You’ll also uncover shopping recommendations if you too want to add one (or all) of the pieces to your offering.

1. Long Denim Skirt

@frannfyne wears a denim maxi skirt, knee-high boots and a blazer.



Miniskirts will certainly continue to be front runners among Parisians, but longer styles—especially in denim—will be staples for those casual, elegant silhouettes.


This new-in style won't stick around for long. 

A long denim skirt is a favourite amongst the fashion set right now. 

A style you'll wear through all seasons. 

2. Tailored Blazer

The spring basics French girls wear to look chic



While boxier blazers are still relevant, it's the tailored silhouettes (often with a cinched-in waist) that will bring a polished twist to any ensemble.

There's something so elegant about this silhouette. 

This could easily pass for designer. 

This sculptural piece will create an hourglass silhouette. 

3. Striped Knit

A striped sweater is basically synonymous with classic and effortless style. So, yes, the Parisian set routinely wears this knit style.


A staple style that won't break the bank. 

Stripes are the chicest pop of pattern. 

Don't be afraid to play with colour variations. 

This collared version is high on my wish list. 

A cosy, oversized style that can be worn with tailoring, leather trousers or relaxed jeans. 

4. Wide-Leg Trousers

The spring basics French girls wear to look chic



Wide-leg trousers will continue to reign supreme as a chic basic to be dressed up or down.


Choose from an array of colours, sizes and lengths. 

We often turn to COS for excellent tailoring at high-street prices. 

Take tailoring further with this cargo twist pair. 

A simple style that can be dressed up or down. 

The hard part is choosing between all the colours on offer. 

5. Trench Coat

The spring basics French girls wear to look chic



You can't deny the power of a trusty trench coat to complete a look. It's always a staple among the women in Paris.


A timeless addition to any wardrobe. 

This green version really caught my eye. 

Crafted from wool for that extra touch of warmth. 

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

Next, check out the outfits French women wear with jeans.

Opening image: @leasy_inparis