I Live in Paris, and These 4 Trendy Basics Bring Me Joy

When it comes to French girls that just get it in the sartorial department, Carrole Sagba is one that's at the top of the list. This Paris-based influencer is more or less an expert in mastering that je ne said quoi by crafting ensembles that are effortless and no-fuss. If you scroll over to her IG, you’ll notice that she certainly mixes in those trend-driven pieces into her daily looks. But on the flip side, she also seems to have quite the offering of elevated basics as well to help balance out her ensembles.

With all that in mind, we thought there could be interest in learning more about the trendy basics Sagba is most excited to either try or continue wearing in 2021. Essentially, it’s these forward yet versatile items that will bring joy to her wardrobe this year given their easy-to-style nature.

Keep scrolling to check out Sagba’s curation of must-try basics, complete with visual and shopping inspiration as well.

1. Straight-Leg Jeans

"A nice pair of jeans to enhance the silhouette is a must. I prefer Levi's jeans. I've had the 501 model in my wardrobe for over 10 years and still wear them."—Sagba

2. Modern Blazer

"Parisians love blazers, and for me, blazers are a must in a wardrobe! I have a whole collection of blazers. These are often men's blazers because I like to wear them oversized. My recent purchase is this one I bought on Vinted. I choose vintage pieces like this Mugler because I can keep in my wardrobe for a long time and continue to wear it even in a few years."

3. Elevated T-Shirt

"In summer and winter, I love to pair my jeans and ankle boots or sandals with another basic: the elevated T-shirt or tank in either gray or white."

4. Next-Level Trench Coat

French-girl wardrobe staple: trench coat

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"During midseason, I add my beige trench coat to this look for a result that looks very effortless like in this photo."

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