French Women Are Very Into These 2 Anti-Jeans Trends Right Now

How a French girl wears capris pants to look chic.

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Jeans could easily be considered a true staple for French women—any fashion person, really. Denim just always works and is the key to creating the effortlessly chic looks Parisians are known for. While women in Paris will certainly wear their favorite jeans this season, there are two other anti-jeans trends they're also gravitating toward as an alt to denim. Hello, capri pants and baggy shorts.

As the spring and summer runways showcased, these two somewhat divisive trends are forward and will bring a modern and relevant feel to a look. They're also perfect for those warm-weather days. Below, you'll find a smattering of cool outfits showcasing how French women wear capris and baggy shorts. You'll notice they primarily style elevated basics with the two anti-jeans trends. Keep scrolling for more, including shopping recommendations.

How a French girl wears capri pants and sandals.

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This ensemble is as chic as it gets with the stretch capri pants teamed with the white button-down shirt (FYI, I love this Banana Republic style). The sweater draped over the shoulders adds that next-level style element.

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How a French girl wears baggy shorts.

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Simple yet striking, the contrast between the black blouse and the white shorts is on point, and the slingback heels bring instant polish to the overall silhouette.

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How a French girl wears capri pants and a blazer.

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A linen blazer teamed with a bandeau top is beyond cool. Adding a neutral pair of capri pants into the look? So forward.

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How a French girl wears capri pants.

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A pretty blouse or short-sleeve knit is elegant with black capri pants.

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How a French girl wears baggy shorts and a button-down shirt.

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This ensemble—featuring a striped shirt tucked into shorts, complete with sneakers—may be one you'll want to live in.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.