7 Anti-Trend Outfits French Girls Have Been Wearing for Years
You may have noticed that we've been paying a lot of attention to anti-trend and trend-free style lately. In the world we live in these days, the pace of the trend cycle is enough to make anyone's head spin. And it's kind of the worst when you buy a certain trend only to find it on an "out" list soon after. It's a personal pet peeve of mine.
In studying French style over the years, something I've found impossible to ignore is that the country's citizens don't care quite as much about trends as those in other places typically do. This is the reason their style is often referred to as "classic." For the most part, French women rely on staple pieces such as blazers, striped sweaters, loose trousers, trench coats, straight-leg jeans, and white button-downs. Some of these items may even seem a bit cliché, but as you'll see below, they wear 'em.
Keep reading for seven anti-trend outfits I spot over and over on French girls and that will remain in style for years to come. Feel free to copy them on repeat.
Relaxed neutrals are a staple in most French girls' wardrobes, and the beauty of them is that they're so easy to mix and match. Don't forget to add a few luxe accessories, like a leather belt and black shades.
A blazer, a tee, jeans, and flats are a combination you'll see a lot while walking the streets of Paris, as it always works, no matter the occasion.
The French-girl uniform of summer? A floral-print midi dress and espadrilles. To make it more casual, they'll pair the dress with white sneakers, and to make it appropriate for fall, they'll add ankle boots and a wool coat.
Want a zero-effort way to look as chic and polished as the French? All you need is a trench coat, straight-leg jeans, and ankle boots as well as simple black accessories.
When in doubt, do as the French do and throw on an oversize blazer, an LBD, and simple heels.
Classic French style can be a little preppy. A crisp button-down, jeans, and a sweater casually draped over the shoulders are a popular outfit combination.
French-girl stripes, but make them dressy. This versatile look works for day or night.
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