Emily Ratajkowski Just Wore the Easy Uniform That Every French Girl Loves


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It's hard to argue that the French know what they're doing in terms of style. Classic and effortless, the well-known French-girl aesthetic is an unbeatable one. So it didn't surprise us too much when Emily Ratajkowski was spotted in New York City wearing one of Paris's most prevalent uniforms

During a stroll through NYC's Tribeca neighborhood with her son Sylvester Apollo Bear, the supermodel and author of My Body wore the ultimate French-girl ensemble: a white T-shirt, a leather blazerstraight-leg vintage-wash jeans, and black boots. Making the look even more Parisian, she added a matte, red lip and tiny gold hoops. Minimal, cool, and ridiculously easy to mimic, EmRata's look was an obvious win.

To re-create the ensemble that Ratajkowski and countless Parisians frequent, you just need the four wardrobe staples ahead. And don't worry about finding them. We did that work for you. 


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On Emily Ratajkowski: Khaite Johnson Leather Blazer ($3800); Jimmy Choo Chadee 50 Boot ($712)

Step 1: White T-Shirt


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No matter where you're going, if you put a blazer on top of a T-shirt and pair them with vintage jeans, you're going to be the best dressed one in the room. That's a fact.

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Step 2: Leather Blazer


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A leather jacket has always been a great topper for those few months when it's too warm for a full-on coat and too cold for just a T-shirt. Making said jacket into a blazer just classes it up a bit.

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Step 3: Straight-Leg Jeans


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Though low-rise, baggy, and bootcut jeans are all anyone's talking about right now, the key to mastering the French fashion mindset is to ignore trends. Perhaps that's why everyone in Paris frequents always-in-style straight-leg denim. 

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Step 4: Black Boots


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If you're ever on the fence about what footwear is worth investing in, black ankle boots are a safe bet. They're reliable and versatile, so you really can't beat them. 

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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.