You just can’t deny the appeal of French-girl style. Because for many of us, that effortless, pared-down approach to fashion is just, well, as chic as it gets. As a result, we cover Parisian sartorial sensibilities quite often. One Paris-based influencer we routinely turn to for inspiration is Aïda Sané behind @basicstouch. Recently, she informed us of the spring trends she’s excited to try (and those she’ll probably pass on). Next, we wanted to dive deeper into one of the classic pieces many of us have in our wardrobes to get her thoughts. Yep, talking about skinny jeans here.
Now, we totally understand that denim might not be a primary piece in your day-to-day right now. But if it is or you’re looking for some chic denim outfit inspo to note for later, we thought we’d have Sané share her thoughts on the chicest ensembles you can wear featuring skinny and skinny-straight jeans.
Keep scrolling to get this French girl’s take on skinnies, complete with past inspirational imagery from her IG account. And if you’re shopping at the moment, you’ll also uncover how to shop each look featured as well.
Slouchy Blazer + White Tee + Skinny Jeans + Flats
"I'm always talking about oversized blazers, but that's genuinely what I like to wear the most. They are so easy for making an outfit look 'put-together,' and they add just the right balance with skinny jeans. I wear mine with a white T-shirt and neutral shoes to add lightness to the look."
Puff-Sleeve Blouse + Skinny Jeans + Mules
"I'm obsessed with balloon sleeves and square-neck tops. They give me elegant but cool vintage vibes. Pairing with high-waisted skinny jeans and mules is a perfect elevated outfit."
"I love wearing a light coat for transitional weather, and it adds a great balance with skinny jeans. Playing with light tones like white or beige brings a stylish and easy vibe to a denim-on-denim look."
"Zip-ups have been a big trend recently, and I love them a bit oversized. They are perfect as a transitional piece, and wearing with skinny jeans and heels gives such a quick and effortless look."
Belted Jacket + Skinny Jeans + Heels
"I love wearing a belted jacket with skinny jeans because it's such a great statement piece. It's practical and very chic paired with low heels or high-knee boots during the colder months."