Ah, two subjects we love to talk about—French-girl style and Nordstrom! While the two things don't usually coincide (as of now, there are no Nordstrom locations in France), we like to keep things hypothetical and fun over here, so today, we're bringing you our ultimate French-inspired guide of what our Parisian fashion friends are likely to buy should they ever find themselves across the pond and wandering into a Nordstrom. We're also highlighting the items they would likely say "non, merci" to.
Of course, there are plenty of sleek staples included in the mix and Parisian-inspired basics that are ideal for the current fall/winter weather. If you're curious or simply love Nordstrom and French-girl style like we do, then keep scrolling for plenty of shopping inspiration.
Buy: Oversize Striped Sweaters
Skip: Color-Block Sweaters
Yes, it's true French women love stripes. They generally favor striped sweaters a lot more than any other geometric or color-block designs. This season's fresh take on striped sweaters comes in relaxed, slightly oversize silhouettes.
Buy: Straight-Leg Jeans
Skip: Super-Skinny Jeans
Jeans are a French staple, and you'll always find a high-waisted straight-leg silhouette in their wardrobes. Bypass the super-skinny styles and go for a more relaxed cut.
Buy: Loose Tailored Trousers
Effortlessly elegant, French women love to pair loose tailored trousers with heels and sneakers alike, adding a smart touch to even the most casual ensembles.
Another French-girl wardrobe staple? A classic relaxed button-down, which we see stylish Parisians wear year-round. A style they're likely to skip are overly fancy party tops.
Buy: Leather Jackets
Skip: Plaid Shackets
We don't see too many French women in plaid shackets in fall. What we do see are cool leather jackets all over the streets of Paris! From moto silhouettes to relaxed bomber styles, the French love to style them with everything from jeans to skirts and tailored trousers.
Buy: Relaxed Blazers
Skip: Cropped Blazers
While cropped blazers are still a trend we're seeing on the fashion crowd, the French tend to stick to oversize, relaxed blazers in neutral hues. They're timeless, classic, and cool.
Buy: Long Wool Overcoats
Skip: Tracksuit Jackets
Once the temps get frigid, the long, sleek overcoats come out. The low-key luxe coat adds a chic touch to any winter outfit.