We talk a lot about French style. But it’s understandable when French women appear to dress so well. With Instagram, we’ve been able to see easily the kinds of outfits that these women go back to over and over. So why wouldn’t we take a moment to do a deep dive into the timeless French outfits we always spot? Think of this as your ultimate guide to French dressing and the outfits French women love.
Below, I’ve found eight classic ensembles that I always spot. Whether it’s a pretty summer dress paired with a canvas tote or a pair of jeans, a white tee and a blazer, there are just some outfits that French women will never stop wearing. Keep scrolling for everything you need to know.
1. Summer Dress + Canvas Tote
Style Notes: It might be autumn and getting colder by the day, but don't dismiss this important French outfit. Always pair it with a chic canvas tote.
Style Notes: The Breton is of course a French classic. It might seem a little cliché, but the striped top or jumper never fails to look chic. Add to a long skirt or jeans for the full French look.
4. Double Denim
Style Notes: A perhaps surprising contender, double denim is absolutely a timeless French outfit. Look to styles from Isabel Marant to ensure it's as cool as possible.
5. Tweed Jacket + Leggings + White Tee
Style Notes: The tweed Chanel-style jacket is an absolute must. Take a tip from Camille Charrière, and pair it with split-hem leggings and mules.