These Are the Fashionable Basics French Girls Wear All the Time

When we're looking for effortless outfit ideas, French girls are often a go-to source of style inspiration. Many in this set have perfectly mastered wardrobes that are elevated and no-fuss. As a result, we routinely highlight the items Parisian women wear, including new trends and fresh spring picks. Next up, we wanted to zero in on the fashionable basics French girls wear on the regular.

We scrolled through the Instagram pages of some of our favorite follows and pulled out those staple pieces that consistently turn up in a variety of feeds. The items in question are all highly versatile and can be styled in many different ways. Keep scrolling to check out the basics French girls seem to wear all the time, complete with forward outfit ideas. You'll also find a range of shopping inspo if you're interested in adding one of the basics into your closet.

Interesting Tanks

The tank tops French girls wear



While classic ribbed tanks are certainly staples in the wardrobes of many French women, it's those next-level tanks with asymmetrical straps and such that are front-runners this season.

Straight-Leg Jeans

In the denim realm, straight-leg jeans and loose cuts seem to be the go-to silhouettes for many given their easy nature.

Relaxed Button-Downs

Button-down shirts that are loose and a bit more relaxed are staples for a ton of fashion people this season—French girls included.

Slouchy Blazers

The blazers French girls wear



The oversize blazer continues to be essential in bringing polish to an ensemble in an effortless way.

Forward LBDs

The LBD is a staple in so many wardrobes, and those updated takes with interesting necklines and forward shapes are very noteworthy. The beauty of the LBD is that it's so versatile and easy to style. You can just add shoes, and you're set.

Tailored Trousers

The trousers French girls wear



A pair of high-waisted trousers (typically in a straight-leg silhouette) is another elevated go-to piece. While French girls will dress up the style pictured here, we often see trousers paired with simple items like a white tee for a chic vibe.