It's officially spring! Hurrah! And we’re finally feeling the urge to shed our never-ending layers and slip into something lighter, brighter and more carefree. Fashion-wise, the easiest way to transition into the warmer season is with a simple change of top. Say goodbye to the heavy chunky roll necks you’ve been swallowed up in for the last six months and start welcoming lightweight sweaters, cardigans, shirts and blouses into your life. (No thermals needed.) No one nails the perfect transitional spring wardrobe quite like our French fashion muses, so we’re turning our eye to Paris and discovering the delights they’re styling with their go-to jeans this season. From the coolest vintage-looking cardigans to quintessential stripe sweaters, scroll below for the chic tops to get your hands on this spring.
The French love their cardigans. It's the perfect transitional top for the not-too-hot, not-too-cold temps, and there's nothing that looks more stylish when paired with jeans. Opt for a pretty hue in pink or pistachio, and choose a vintage-looking piece to nail the French look.
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Stripe Jumper or Tee
Nothing says spring quite like a Breton striped top. Tuck a sweater or tee into a pair of high-waisted jeans, add a gold pendant necklace et voilà—the easiest spring outfit formula you could ask for.
White Button-Down Shirt or Blouse
Sometimes the simplest looks can be the most striking. This is usually the case when it comes to jeans and a white blouse, an ideal lighter option for the sunny season ahead. Opt for a vintage-style white blouse or go for a classic white button-down.
1/2-Zip Fitted Jumper
When Parisians do sporty, they make it sporty-chic. Try a 1/2 zip jumper in a fitted silhouette and silky fabric to tuck into your jeans this spring.
From day to night in style—a pussy-bow blouse is perennially chic and a welcome change to that winter sweater you've been wearing to work all season.
Denim Jacket (Worn as a Top)
Denim-on-denim outfits continue to be a huge trend. A fitted denim jacket (worn just like a shirt) is a refreshingly modern look and a perfect topper option for spring.
There's nothing like getting into the spring mood than with a lightweight cropped sweater in a poppy hue.
Another staple top reigns supreme for spring—the simple white tee. When it's warm enough, wear it tucked into high-waisted jeans accessorised with some gold necklaces, and on cooler days layer try it under a trench coat, leather jacket, or cardigan.
This story was originally published on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.