If French Girls Had Nordstrom, They'd Be All Over These 22 Super-Chic Sale Picks

Is it just me or is there something about sale shopping that can seriously impair judgement? It’s like going to the grocery store when you’re hungry. Everything looks more appealing and any semblance of budget is out the window. That’s why with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale upon us, I figured any help to behave sanely may be appreciated. One strategy? Think of someone whose style you admire, and ask yourself would he or she wear this? For example, if you love the way our editors dress, definitely check out the Nordstrom sale picks they already own and can vouch for. 

The shopping technique also works for any particularly stylish groups, such as French women. The timeless and effortless style proclivities of the French make them a perfect population to keep in mind when sale shopping. Trust me, you won’t be tempted by any discounted trendy pieces that will be passé next season with this style guide in mind. So without further ado, scroll down to see the sale picks that align very closely with items spotted on some of our favorite French influencers.


Animal Print Dress
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There's something about animal print that just seems fun and playful. Plus, it's a print that will never go out of style. If you have a closet dominated by solids, opt for the Frengh girl-approved pattern for a little wardrobe pick-me-up. 


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The Parisian ladies seem to be into a slip dress expression of the animal print trend, which we'll consider alongside some fall-friendly sleeved options.


Classic T-Shirt
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Yes, there is a such a thing as your basics getting too worn out, so why not take advantage of sale prices to refresh your arsenal? We're pretty sure women around the world are into a classic tee, and that includes the French, too. 


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You're one petite knot away from a cropped version of your new tee.


Micro Floral Print
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If animal print is a bit loud for your tastes, you can't go wrong with a micro floral. It's a perennial French favorite. 


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A deep v-neck helps balance out the sweetness of a pretty floral print.


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Is it a blazer or is it a dress? Both, in the case of this stylish Parisian. 


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A classic check is the print of choice for blazers, whether you're in Paris or stateside.


Statement Sweaters
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Sure, you've likely got sweaters in beige and black, but how about a punchy pink? The color is destined to make you smile. 


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Wearing a sweater as a top is our favorite early Fall outfit trick, as demonstrated by this Parisian influencer.


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The season may be about to turn, but the humble flip-flop has proven itself to not be just a passing trend. Snag a pair on sale now, knowing you'll want to wear them when warm weather returns again.


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There's something about flip-flops that feel minimalist and easy, something French women know a lot about.


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Take styling notes from this chic French influencer and wear your collared shirt with just a few buttons fastened. 


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Blue and white are the most classic button-down shirt options, but how fresh does this soft pink feel?

Editor in Chief

Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at WhoWhatWear.com as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.