The 8-Piece French-Girl Holiday Wardrobe

Imagine you had the chance to step inside the closet of a stylish Parisian—what would you find? Well, if you’re heading there over the holidays, I have a pretty good idea. After scrolling through the Instagram accounts of some of the most fashionable French girls, I’ve decoded the holiday wardrobe essentials that keep them looking stylish throughout the entire holiday season.

French fashion girls like Sabina Socol, Fiona Zanetti, and Anne-Laure Mais seem to stock their closets with many of the same pieces. And what I’ve noticed is that it really comes down to is a mix of classic staples and silhouettes that are finished with festive details. Ordering a simple black dress? Make sure it’s finished with feather-trimmed straps. Planning on wearing a jumpsuit? Look for a velvet or metallic version. Ahead, see the eight pieces that define French-girl holiday style, then shop pieces inspired by the looks from Staud, Réalisation, Topshop, and more.