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.

FEATHERS

Whether it's a dress with feather-trimmed straps or a festive bag, look for pieces with feather details.

JUMPSUITS

Jumpsuits are a Parisian-girl staple for any season, but for the holidays look for velvet or metallic versions.

EMBELLISHED HEELS

Find yourself a cool party shoe covered in sequins or crystals. Wear a style you'll want to Kira Kira.

LEOPARD

Leopard is wildly popular this season, but it's also a French-girl holiday staple. Find a cozy coat finished in a leopard print to throw on top of any holiday outfit.

MINIDRESSES

Bring on the minidresses—especially sparkling metallic styles in colors like red or navy. Pair them with some hoop earrings and your outfit is all set.

VELVET BLAZERS

There's no time like the holidays to wear velvet, and French girls seem to agree. Here's where you'll want to find a rich color like burgundy or golden yellow.

SEMI-SHEER TIGHTS

Semi-sheer tights are back, my friends. Wear them with dresses and pair them with everything from boots to open-toe heels.

FAUX-FUR COATS

Faux fur coats are the ultimate day-to-night holiday wardrobe staple.