Here's What 11 Fashion-Forward French Women Are Buying (and Ditching) for Spring


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Did anyone else start the year with a closet clean-out? For the past few weeks, I’ve been tackling my chaotic wardrobe—reassessing what items I love, what to keep, and what pieces I’m finally ready to let go of. And of course, I’ve been making room for a few new-season pieces I’m excited to get my hands on for spring.

As a Francophile who loves French-girl style I was curious to see what some of my favorite French fashion people are also yearning to buy for the new season as well as what items they're deciding to liberate from their closets. Not surprisingly, comfort is on many people's minds for spring along with pieces that are timeless yet fashion-forward. Keep scrolling to see what 11 stylish French women are buying and ditching for spring.

Ditching: High Heels

Buying: Elevated Flats


Géraldine Boublil
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"For spring, I am definitely ditching high heels that I’m not wearing anymore in my closet. I’m looking forward to buying timeless and super-elevated flats and sandals such as this pair from Khaite.”


Ditching: Skinny Jeans

Buying: High-Waisted Loose Denim


Lena Farl
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"For the new season, I want to put comfort first while staying stylish, so I’m ditching my skinny and tight jeans for a pair of high-waisted loose denim with elevated design details. Agolde’s Criss Cross high-rise, wide-leg jeans are on my wish list.”


Ditching: Bermudas

Buying: Mini Shorts 


Anne-Laure Mais Moreau
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"I’m saying goodbye to Bermuda shorts this spring. I’m obsessed with mini shorts instead like the ones seen at Chanel and Saint Laurent.”


Ditching: Tight Dresses & Pencil Skirts

Buying: Stretchy Dresses & Comfy Flats


Clémentine Desseaux
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"I am getting rid of anything uncomfortable this spring. Anything that I haven’t worn since March is leaving my closet, which includes tight dresses and pencil skirts, skinny jeans, and any heels. Instead, I am investing in long-lasting, comfy items like long and stretchy dresses, comfy sweaters, good sneakers, and flats.”


Ditching: Neutral Sweatsuits

Buying: Bright Colors & Bold Tie-Dye


Ellie Delphine
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"This spring, I’ll be ditching the neutral sweatsuits that I’ve been wearing for months in favor of bright colors, flashy neons, and bold tie-dye.”


Ditching: Anything Uncomfortable

Buying: More Vintage


Estelle Chemouny
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"This spring, and this year in general, I am getting rid of everything that is not comfortable and anything I haven’t worn twice along with ‘trendy’ fast-fashion items. Instead, I’ll be investing in more up-and-coming designers and vintage. Also, my husband and I are the same jacket size, so I’ll be choosing items that we can both wear, like this crazy blazer.”


Ditching: Ruffle Dresses

Buying: Voluminous Dresses


Franny Fyne
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"I’ll be bypassing ruffle dresses and will treat myself to this striking Mara Hoffman Lelia dress instead. It is perfect, chic, timeless—a piece that I can wear during the day with sneakers and at night with low-heel mules.”


Ditching: Nothing

Buying: Timeless Shirts


Chloé Harrouche
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"I am very happy because I think that I’ve shopped smartly this season, so I wouldn’t want to throw any pieces out of my wardrobe. For the season ahead, I am excited to wear the classic shirts from my brand, Loulou Studio, which are new for summer. For me, they are the perfect items to mix with other statement pieces in my wardrobe. I love the fact that they are timeless, and I was very picky about the fabric.”


Ditching: Trendy Fast Fashion

Buying: Quality, Timeless Pieces


Anne-Victoire Lefevre
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"I no longer want trendy items that only last two or three months. Instead, I’m looking to invest in quality, timeless pieces for spring from brands such as MaisonCléo, Fane, and Michel Vivien.”


Ditching: Kitten Heels

Buying: Flat Mules


Tamara Mory
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"I’m all about comfort this season, so I’ll be ditching my kitten heels for flat mules, which I’m very into right now.”


Ditching: Neutral Hues

Buying: Colorful Pastels


Najma Ahmed
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"As we are getting closer to spring, I’m eager to switch out my neutral-hued winter items for more colorful pieces. Nothing says spring quite like a pretty pastel jacket.”


Up next, The 2021 French-Girl Wardrobe: 7 Items Chic Women in Paris Will Wear

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.