40 Expensive-Looking Pieces From the Affordable Brands French Girls Love

French-girl style is such a common style type that people refer to, but I think we can all agree that not all French women wear the same things. That said, just as with any part of the world, there are similarities in how those citizens dress, and those similarities certainly don't go unnoticed when it comes to the French. Many want to replicate that effortlessly cool way in which they dress, and one way to do so is by identifying the popular brands among them.

If you follow many stylish French girls on Instagram, you've probably seen them tagging the same brands. I compiled the most affordable ones for you all in one place and chose some of the most expensive-looking pieces to shop (because why not?). Scroll on to familiarize yourself with the brands, and shop chic pieces to wear this summer and beyond for the easy Parisian look.


Affordable French-girl brands


@vikilefevre; STYLING: Mango Openwork Cotton Dress ($60)
Shop my expensive-looking Mango picks:

Look closely, and you'll see this dress has a hint of shimmer.

Ballet flats are back, but for the French, they never left.

I actually own this shirt, and the quality is great.

I highly doubt these will stay in stock for long, as they could easily pass as designer.


Affordable French-girl brands


@aida.bdji; STYLING: COS shirt
Shop my expensive-looking COS picks:

Found you something new to pair with all of those white tank tops.

This will take you straight into fall.

I wouldn't be surprised to find this in a French girl's cart.

& Other Stories

Affordable French-girl brands


@andotherstories; STYLING: & Other Stories jacket and skirt
Shop my expensive-looking & Other Stories picks:

& Other Stories designs many of its pieces (this dress included) in Paris.

Tuck this into high-waisted jeans for the most "French-girl" look.

& Other Stories shoes are so good—here's the proof.

The Frankie Shop

Affordable French-girl brands


@annelauremais; STYLING: The Frankie Shop pants
Shop my expensive-looking Frankie Shop picks:

The Frankie Shop just opened a store in Paris, so you're about to see a lot of French girls in this popular set.

This may not be the most affordable item on this list, but it's worth the investment.

These feel like the French-girl version of cargo pants.


Affordable French-girl brands


@sabinasocol; STYLING: Reformation pants
Shop my expensive-looking Reformation picks:

Love to see a comfortable version of the corset-top trend.

French girls love a good miniskirt.

You know an item is good when Reformation keeps releasing it in new colors.


Affordable French-girl brands


@sylviemus_; STYLING: Agolde jacket
Shop my expensive-looking Agolde picks:

As you can see, this jacket looks very chic with a skirt.

Think of Paris in the '90s, and you probably imagine people wearing these jeans.

Much more affordable than all of those other leather pants.


Affordable French-girl brands


@salome.mory; Réalisation The Stephanie Dress ($225)
Shop my expensive-looking Réalisation picks:

A Réalisation dress is undoubtedly part of the French-girl summer uniform.

I've come across these sweatshirts on several French girls' IG feeds.

This would fit several baguettes. (Sorry, I had to.)


Affordable French-girl brands


@frannfyne; STYLING: Sézane pants
Shop my expensive-looking Sézane picks:

For vacations to the French Riviera. 

It feels as though the French basically started the cardigan trend.