In my opinion, when it comes to fashion, the French do it best all year round. But, when you throw in the extra layers, additional fabric options and the variety of hem-length choices that we are afforded in winter—that's when you'll see them do their best work. In pursuit of building my dream winter capsule wardrobe, I've been paying close attention to how the French manage to move through the winter season in style, and I've picked up a few tips on the way. Keen to broaden my trouser arsenal, here I've focused in on the best French-endorsed trouser styles to shop this season.
From the perfect shade of winter denim to the "dated" trouser style that French women love, below I've rounded up the trousers that help to set French women's winter style apart from the rest. Read on to see what I've discovered and to shop the chicest French-inspired trouser looks below.
1. GREY WOOL TROUSERS
2. DARK-WASH DENIM
Style Notes: Forgoing bright, light washes, in the winter the French fashion set turn their attention towards darker denim. Pairing well with equally deep shades, these dark denim tones can be spotted throughout the streets of Paris when autumn turns to winter.
3. CORDUROY TROUSERS
Style Notes: For seasons past, France's most stylish have favoured corduroy trousers to keep them warm and looking chic throughout the winter months. For a retro and very French spin, style with a tweed blazer and a chunky knit.
4. PINSTRIPE TROUSERS
Style Notes: The epitome of French-girl elegance, pinstripe trousers will help elevate any casual outfit. Style with colourful trainers or smart black boots depending on the occasion.