French and Californian Women Agree—These 7 Fall Staples Are Elite

California style is known for its casual and everyday appeal, while French style is revered for its effortlessly chic vibe. Given that the laid-back approach of the West Coast has become a lot more relevant to all of us lately and that French style is, well, always relevant, we went ahead and cross-referenced the style staples that both groups are wearing as we head into fall—a sartorial Venn diagram, if you will. The result? A list of seven fall staples that are as effortless and easy to wear as they are polished. Whether you need to ideate some fall outfits or are looking to stock your wardrobe with timeless staples, discover the pieces Californian and French women agree upon and get inspired by each group's distinctive styling approach.

1. Leather Outerwear

The French Way
leather jackets for fall

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@annelauremais
The Californian Way
leather jacket staples

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@raeannlangas

2. Knit Dresses

The French Way

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@slipintostyle
The Californian Way

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@VANESSA_OBLINSKY

3. Checkered Blazers

The French Way
checkered blazers

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@lenafarl
The Californian Way
staple blazers for fall

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@sophiegold

4. Straight-Leg Jeans

The French Way

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@leiasfez
The Californian Way

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@aimeesong

5. Trench Coats

The French Way

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@thevisuelofgrace
The Californian Way

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@tylynnnguyen

6. Loose Trousers

The French Way

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@itsnajmaahmed
The Californian Way

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@shhtephs

7. Chunky Knits

The French Way

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@emmanuellek_
The Californian Way

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@angelafink

This story was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, The Fashionable Basics French Girls Wear All the Time

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