There’s no denying we’ve been trying to emulate French women’s style for decades. And considering they possess the innate power to make even the simplest of items looks incredible, it’s hardly surprising. Take basics, for example, a gallic capsule wardrobe will consist of elevated separates that look understated yet chic.
Forget a white T-shirt or blue jeans for a moment, Parisian summer staples consists of a slip dress you can wear for any occasion, the knit top you can style with wide-leg trousers and the mini skirt that looks impeccable with flats. Add to this the top everyone (not just French women) are relying on this summer and you have the tools to be able to create the outfits French girls are wearing on repeat. Keep scrolling to see the 6 basics French women own.
Style Notes: If there's one dress French women rely on (aside from the floral tea), it's the fuss-free slip dress. Sleek, understated and effortless, Sabina is proof you can still have fun with the staple by opting for cool cut-outs.
Style Notes: The anything but basic oversized shirt is a chameleon to embrace into your wardrobe. Keep it sleek like Loïcka Grâce with tailored trousers, throw on over a swimsuit or wear with a mini skirt—the possibilities are endless.
Styles Notes: Making a case for the knit top, Anne-Victoire proves how knitwear can definitely be a part of your summer wardrobe. A French girl's best kept secret, a fine, chunky or crochet fabric makes any top style look expensive.