My Vibe Is Autumn in Paris—7 Classic French-Girl Fall Outfits I'm Trying Now


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If you read my stories regularly, you'll know I'm a French woman at heart. And there's no season that I relish in that effortlessly chic French-girl look more than fall. I mean, I can't think of many things that are more quintessentially "fall" than autumn in Paris. It's cozy and crisp, and the typical classic style that's so popular among the French is perfectly suited for the fall season—think relaxed blazers, trench coats, chic ankle boots, cute cardigans, and pleated trousers to name but a few Parisian staples.

To get inspired for my "autumn in Paris" wardrobe this season, I'm highlighting seven classic and fresh French-girl fall outfits I've spotted lately that I cannot wait to emulate for myself. These are all comprised of timeless yet of-the-moment staples with a perfect dose of je ne sais quoi. Keep scrolling to get the classic "autumn in Paris" vibe.


Trench Coat + Straight-Leg Jeans + Pointed-Toe Pumps
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It doesn't get more classic and chic than a trench coat paired with straight-leg jeans and a pair of black kitten-heel pumps. Simple, elegant, and effortless.

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Red Crew-Neck Sweater + Miniskirt + Sleek Flats
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For a fresh take on the classics, pair a gray miniskirt with a pop of red (a big trend this year and a color French women love), and finish the look with a sleek pair of polished flats.

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Shearling-Lined Jacket + Straight-Leg Jeans + Ankle Boots
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Once the temps start to drop, you'll spot cozy shearling jackets all around the streets of Paris. Pair with vintage jeans and brown leather boots for a laid-back luxe look.

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Check Blazer + Jeans + Ballet Flats
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Nothing says "autumn in Paris" quite like ballet flats and a check blazer. Style them simply with a white tee and straight-leg jeans.

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Knit Cardigan + Knit Skirt + Knee-High Boots
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Knit midi skirts and cardigans are a go-to for French women in the fall. Style them with sumptuous suede knee-high boots for a look that's equal parts cozy and polished.

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Striped Top + Tailored Trousers + Trench Coat
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A striped top is a year-round staple in every French woman's wardrobe. Give it an autumnal touch by styling one with a long trench coat and relaxed tailored black trousers. White sneakers add the perfect casual touch.

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Vintage-Inspired Cardigan + Relaxed Tailored Trousers
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The French love their simple and elegant vintage-inspired cardigans. Go for a tonal look and pair one with loosely tailored trousers in a beige color palette.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.