Nearly Every French Fashion Person Wears These 5 Outfits With Jeans


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The French have a penchant for making even the most basic of outfits look incredibly chic and put together. This is, undoubtedly, one of the main reasons behind the constant obsession over the French-girl aesthetic from people across the globe—anything to be able to capture and re-create that effortless feel. When it comes to styling jeans, the French approach is no exception.

Scrolling through the Instagram accounts of some of the coolest French style muses, it is clear that, beyond the usual elevated basics, jeans are an essential part of their enviable wardrobe staples. Kick flare jeans seem to be the major go-to denim style, paired with everything from tweed jackets and cozy sweaters to ankle boots and ballet flats. The key to nailing the styling is to keep the outfit simple yet polished with the help of pared-down accessories. Ahead, check out five inspiring French-girl denim outfit ideas to try now.



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Adenorah wears a classic pair of straight-leg jeans with a long, dark brown trench coat, a striped turtleneck sweater, leopard-print crossbody bag, and loafers.



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Léna Farl shows off a quintessential French-girl look with a ribbed short-sleeve top, small shoulder bag, kick-flare jeans, and patent ankle boots.



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Leia Sfez is the epitome of casual-chic in an oversize white button-down shirt, blue quilted bag, baggy straight-leg jeans, and cap-toe Chanel ballet flats.



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Sabina Socol is perfectly polished wearing a neutral brown cable knit sweater, small white tote bag, cropped flare denim, and square-toe boots.



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Emmanuelle Koffi poses with a fitting Parisian background in a cropped tweed jacket, a mini Celine tote bag, kick-flare jeans, and sleek square-toe boots.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.