Want to know one thing stylish French women over 40 have in common? Seriously fine-tuned wardrobes that can teach all of us some lessons about how to curate closets brimming with chic pieces. In fact, many of them have the same go-to items that are the building blocks of a cool Parisian wardrobe, or non-Parisian wardrobe for that matter.
I started to notice these similarities when looking through some photos. From glossy black jackets to perfectly tailored tweed jackets, there are plenty of French wardrobe staples that are always consistent. Go on to see the five pieces every stylish French woman over 40 owns, and then shop the pieces for yourself if you find their outfits as inspiring as I do.
1. GLOSSY JACKETS
Sleek and refined, black jackets with a glossy finish are plucked straight from the 1967 French film Belle de Jour.