6 Trends French Girls Are Wearing to Kick Off 2022


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When you follow a lot of French fashion girls on Instagram, not only do you get excellent outfit ideas, but you also get the added bonus of having beautiful Paris scenery in your feed. How can you beat that? Many of us haven't been out of the country in two years—myself included—so travel wanderlust seems to be at an all-time high. But even if a one-way ticket to CDG isn't in the cards, you can certainly still dress the part.

I did some internet sleuthing to see what your favorite French influencers have been wearing in the three weeks since the calendar flipped to January. The result? A lot of chic outfits, naturally. Scroll down to see the best new outfits from Paris and shop each trend. 

1. Faux Leather


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Dare I say that faux-leather pants are more popular than jeans right now? I keep seeing them all over my Instagram and TikTok and on celebrities like Hailey Bieber. No matter how you choose to style them, you're guaranteed to look cool. 

2. Cute Cardigans


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Why wear boring cardigans when you can have fun investing in beautiful embroidery, sweet ruffle details, and cute faux-fur collars? Inspired by Sabina Socol, I'm dying to get my hands on a floral cropped cardigan right now. It's great for layering during the winter and wearing on its own for spring. 

3. Pleated Midi Skirts


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I love how Frann styled this beautiful skirt with tights to stay warm and sneakers for functionality. The result is an outfit that's as practical as it is stylish. There are so many fantastic midi skirts on the market right now, but I've chosen my favorites below. 

4. Striped Tees


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Yes, French girls really do wear this quintessentially Parisian staple. Here, Salomé styled hers with a leather bomber jacket similar to Rihanna's. This is a wardrobe essential that you certainly don't have to spend a lot of money on. 

5. Knee-High Flat Boots


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If you're not in a freezing-cold locale, try styling knee-high boots with bare legs like so many IG girls are doing. If that's not an option, copy the outfit above and go for skinny jeans and a classic peacoat. 

6. Colorful Scarves


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A printed silk scarf can add a pop of color to any outfit under the sun. I especially love how these two Paris-based influencers are wearing the trend for winter. 


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Next, Hailey Bieber just wore the 2022 trend I'm replacing skinny jeans with

Erin Fitzpatrick
Senior News Editor

Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.