7 Easy Pieces French Girls Always Bring on Their Chic Vacations

Whether you have your tickets booked for your next getaway or are simply daydreaming about when and where your next trip will take you, we're here to provide all the style inspiration you could ever need for whenever that day may come (pray it to be soon!). Naturally, the contents of your suitcase will vary depending on where you're headed, how long you'll be away, and what you'll be doing upon arrival, but we have one constant source of inspiration. That is French women and their flawless vacation wardrobes.

Being the purveyors of unfussy and simple style that they are, it makes sense that French women would bring the same understated energy on vacation with them. So today, we're turning to our crew of French friends to serve as the guidebook for putting together our next beach-vacation packing list. Spring may be hardly sprung, but wanderlust is already getting the better of us. Armed with the seven easy vacation staples you'll see below, French women have proven over and over that good style is often the simplest. 

1. Oversize Shirts

French women rely on relaxed shirting as more than a staple in their everyday uniforms. They also style the shirts as cover-ups over their swimsuits when on vacation.

Photo:

@vikilefevre

2. Woven Dresses

If you ask us, beach-friendly dresses are a category all their own, but French women largely seem to agree that woven and slightly see-through fabrics make for the best kind. 

Photo:

@tamaramory

3. Simple Slides

As far as footwear is concerned, they like to keep it simple—shocker—and always make a point to pack minimalistic slides that can easily go from the beach or pool to dinner.

4. Woven Bags

You probably saw this one coming, but the quintessential woven bag is a trope of French style for a good reason. It simply never fails to bring a laid-back feel to any and every vacation outfit. The roomy shape is practical too.

5. Matching Sets

French girls are pros at keeping things easy, so it makes sense that when they veer into trendier territory they do so in an effortless way—e.g., via a cute matching set.

Photo:

@salome.mory

6. Graphic Tees

We adore how low-key the French vacation vibe is, and graphic tees are just another reason why. With denim shorts or thrown over a swimsuit, a good graphic tee is the easiest way to achieve that cool, casual vibe.

Photo:

@tamaramory

7. Triangle Bikinis

Of course, we can't discuss vacationwear without talking about swimsuits. We did our research and came to the conclusion that out of all the swim trends French girls favor, they always come back to classic triangle bikinis.

Photo:

@claire_most
Shop our picks: