I Just Returned From Paris, and Now, I Want These 33 J.Crew, Zara, and Mango Items

Woman wearing a striped shirt in Paris.

(Image credit: @allypayer)

I've long been well aware of how stylish French women are, but I never witnessed it for myself until I went to Paris for the very first time last month. I finally got to see why we all love French-girl style firsthand, and I get the hype even more now. There's something so effortlessly cool and undone about the way people in Paris dress, and I'd love to infuse a bit more of that into my own wardrobe. Accordingly, I've been doing a little shopping since I returned and found great many items at J.Crew, Zara, and Mango that capture that effortless French je ne sais quoi.

As you know, French style is classic by nature, and Parisians walk a ton, so their wardrobes need to be able to accommodate that. The items I've been gravitating toward while shopping are casual, chic, and entirely wearable. Keep scrolling if finding items that check those boxes is your goal as well.




Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.