I Just Found the Staples French Girls Never Toss Hiding at Nordstrom


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If you're a fan of simple and effortless French-girl style, then you've come to the right place. As someone who studies French style like it's my job (well, it sort of is), I'm acutely aware of what they're wearing this season and beyond. And as any good Francophile knows, their style is pretty seasonless. In other words, French people tend to be very picky with their wardrobe—they rely on a curated list of wardrobe staples and tend to wear them on repeat with various outfit combinations. It also means that they don't cycle through their clothes as frequently.

Because of this observation, I'm pretty confident in stating that the French won't ever toss certain staples. Things like blazers, vintage-inspired denim, and ballet flats are all on this list, and—surprise—I found all of them on for you today. On a recent visit to an American standby, Nordstrom, I came across a trove of French-inspired wardrobe staples and they were too good not to share.

Behold—the ultimate Nordstrom shopping list if easy, effortless, and classic French style is what you're after. Look no further than the below 29 items. 

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.