Cindy Crawford Wore the Uncomplicated Uniform That French Girls Love On a Date


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Nineties supermodels are known for their off-duty style, and Cindy Crawford was one of the era's very best. Twenty-odd years later, the mom of two hasn't let up, as proven by her latest daytime date outfit, worn for a trip to the coffee shop with husband Rande Gerber in Westwood on Sunday. For the occasion, the former model matched Gerber in mid-wash jeans, though she swapped out his plain white tee for a crisp button-down shirt, adding a belt, watch, and flip-flops for good measure. Cool yet entirely effortless, Crawford's look only proves what we've always known: that she remains one of street style's all-time greats. 

It's no wonder then that the uncomplicated combo has become something of a uniform among another cohort of well-dressed individuals: the French. From Musier Paris founder Anne-Laure Mais to stylist Sylvie Mus, every cool French girl has mastered Crawford's go-to jeans-and-poplin-shirt duo. See how it's done on the streets of Paris below. 


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WHO: Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber

How French girls wear Cindy Crawford's date outfit: 


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According to Mais, it's all about bootcut jeans and styling your button-down unbuttoned. 

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Toss on a silk headscarf to bring some color to the neutral look. 

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Dream outfit, dream apartment. 

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Give the combo a sporty feel with a baseball cap, retro Nike Cortez sneakers, and a sweatshirt wrapped casually around the shoulders. 

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A blue button-down works just as well with jeans as a white one does, if not even better. 

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This is proof that this look even works on a rainy day. 

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Change things up with trendy cross-over jeans and a statement tank. 

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This look makes me want to wear jeans while lounging around the house, something I usually refuse to do. 

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If you're not in L.A., where it's always 70º and sunny, your best bet is to trade in the flip flops for ankle boots.

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Next up: This Chic Basic Is Every French Girl's Layering Go-To for Fall

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.