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10 Parisian-inspired wardrobe staples

French-girl chic never goes out of style. I mean, take one look at Audrey Hepburn or Taylor Swift's Red era and it's plain to see—the look is timeless, classy and, surprisingly, easy to achieve. Whether you're ready to revamp your entire wardrobe or are just looking for some staples, keep reading for some of our fave French-girl finds. 

1. Straight jeans


@frenchgirldaily

Equal parts comfy and classy, straight jeans are the go-to pant for an everyday look. They're able to be dressed up or down—perfect for a busy day. Straight jeans are essentially the Parisian black legging. Once you buy a pair, you'll want some in every color. 

2. Knitwear


@dazzlinghaven

Leave your fave hoodie at home and opt for a cardigan instead. You can never go wrong with a sweater. From chunky pullovers in the winter to lighter summer sweaters, knitwear tends to be the jacket of choice for French girls. 

3. White button-up


@frenchgirldaily

AKA Your soon-to-be go-to for brunching with the squad, we love a simple white button-up. Paired with straight jeans and a colorful camisole underneath, you'll be serving all the I-just-came-from-a-fancy-art-gallery vibes. 

4. Black camisole


@annaxsitar

Another everyday basic for the Parisian look is a black camisole tank top. It works wonderfully as a base layer with your white button-up *or* sweater and completes any outfit without taking attention away from your central pieces. 

5. White T-shirt


@marinamtaa

On a more casual day (*ahem* literally any day in the school week), a white tee is all you need for a foolproof fit. Pair it with jeans, a skirt or even under a dress and you will be serving *lewks.*

6. Black sheer tights


@frenchgirldaily

Black sheer tights are one of our fave ways to take an outfit to the next level. Wear them to dress up your outfit or just to elevate your look. Feeling bold? Choose a pair with a fun pattern, like polka dots or hearts. 

7.  Mini skirt


@pink.cashmere

A mini skirt is perfect for throwing on with a basic top (remember that white tee?). Depending on the weather and your plans, a miniskirt can work great with or without sheer tights.

8. Little black dress


@iamminjujo

"Little black dress just walked into the room/ Makin' heads turn can't stop lookin' at you..." The 1D boys said it best. Every girl should have an LBD. When you can't quite figure out the dinner or party vibe, a black dress is usually the solution. It's a versatile color that goes with virtually any event style.

9.  White sneakers


@itsnotlucie

From our ride-or-die Converses to our comfy AirForce 1s, it's no secret that white shoes are having a moment, in the States *and* beyond.  They're perfect with jeans, skirts and sundresses, so one purchase goes a long way. 

10. Black purse


@frenchgirldaily

If you're going to traipse around Paris (or pretend to, anyway) you're going to need a bag for all the essentials. Stop at a thrift store or one of your fave places to shop and pick out a durable bag that will fit all of your must-have items (emotional-support lip balm, anyone?). 

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by Riley Yates | 5/5/2022
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