6 French Girl–Approved Denim Outfits to Try Before 2020

No matter how you identify your style—ecclectic, minimal, trend-forward—there's no doubt denim is an important part of your wardrobe. Since there is truly no limit to the ways in which one can style this closet staple, sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in a denim styling rut, wearing the same outfit over and over again. If you find yourself in this predicament as often as I do, then it's time we call in for backup. 

When looking for simple yet effective outfit inspiration, we turn to the French. Their style is always clean and always approachable—two traits that go perfectly with denim. Ahead, take a look at the French-girl denim outfits we are trying to cop before the end of this year. From ultra-cool ensembles to simple yet striking ones, the selection ahead is sure to get your denim wheels turning. 

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Roasted chicken 🐔

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Style Tip: Stay extra warm this winter by layering a denim jacket underneath a statement coat. Because sometimes, you really do need an extra layer. 

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Pretending I’m still there lol. #est1978

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Style Tip: Update your go-to jeans and coat look by way of a bright sweater and dad sneakers. The look will read polished but still pretty cool. 

Style Tip: When trying to figure out how to style statement denim, air on the side of caution and reach for something a little more classic like a blazer and pumps. 

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thank you @threadsstyling

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Style Tip: Make an oversized hoodie and baggy jeans feel a little less effortless by throwing on a wild pair of heels. This look is very Bella Hadid, no? 

Style Tip: Go against the typical color grain and mix and match neutrals like pale gray and brown. With the addition of slightly acid-wash denim, this look feels so right. 

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Half or full body 📷 ?

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Style Tip: Keep your outfit simple but your accessories punchy. This little leopard carryall is just the thing this look needed.

Style Tip: Yes, you just got schooled in the art of layering. Try something a tad unconventional by layering a long trend underneath your denim jacket. The mix of proportions is so powerful.