15 Classic Pieces French Girls Would Never Toss

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Building a wardrobe with a strong collection of classic pieces is a surefire way to always look stylish. No matter what the trends of the moment are, you can draw on staples that will never go out of style. It seems this is something French girls are well-versed in. While they’re not afraid of taking the occasional fashion risk, we’ve noticed that their looks are almost always rooted in timeless pieces and well-cut basics. Curious to know more about the prized items they’ve found over the years, we chatted with French girls to find out the classic pieces they would never toss.

Parisian Sabina Socol told Who What Wear, “Basics are pretty much all I wear every day.” Items like straight-leg jeans and menswear-inspired outerwear are the building blocks of her wardrobe, and it’s no surprise that these are also the pieces she would never get rid of. Similarly, Parysatis Peymani admitted she had an affection for vintage-inspired denim, explaining, “I wear them five days a week, and I would never get rid of them.” But how does this fit into the French take on fashion? Sarah Nait summed it up nicely, telling Who What Wear, “In my opinion, the iconic ‘French style’ can be defined as a capsule wardrobe composed of perfectly tailored clothes and statement pieces that work with your silhouette.”

Keep reading to find out the key classic French fashion pieces to hold onto.


  • Leather or suede ankle boots
  • Vintage-inspired jeans
  • Button-down shirts
  • Tailored outerwear
  • Leather motorcycle jacket

Go on to shop the French fashion staples these stylish women would never toss from their closets.