I'm French and Live in California—This Is My 7-Piece Wardrobe

If we're looking for those effortlessly chic outfit ideas, Vanessa Oblinsky's feed is a go-to. The French Canadian lifestyle blogger was born and raised in Montréal, Québec, and now resides in San Diego, California, with her three sons and husband. That laid-back California vibe mixed with the sleek French sartorial sensibilities makes her personal style so covetable.

On that note, we thought we'd tap Oblinsky for insight into the specific pieces she relies on to create forward silhouettes. What you'll notice is that all of the items in question are easy yet impossibly chic.

Ahead, you'll uncover the seven-piece wardrobe she swears by, complete with visual inspiration and a debriefing on why each item is a must from her point of view. If you're shopping at the moment, you'll also uncover some product recommendations.

1. Relaxed White Shirt


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"A wardrobe staple! It's like the chic version of a classic white T-shirt to me. A white relaxed shirt and jeans are my favorite."

2. Jumpsuit


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"I just love them. No fuss, so easy, and versatile."

3. Midi Skirt


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"They are timeless, easy to dress up or down, and good to have year-round." 

4. High-Waisted Straight-Leg Jeans


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"High-waisted denim is so flattering. I love the silhouette of an accentuated waist! And as a mom, relaxed fits are easily a top favorite."

5. Higher-Neckline Top


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"Higher-cut and mock-neck tops are effortlessly chic. They instantly elevate a casual outfit!" 

6. Blazer


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"The easiest way to elevate a casual outfit."

7. White Jeans


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"I wear them year-round. They're the perfect chic alternative to your classic blue jeans when you want to switch it up." 

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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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.