Confession: Ever since Instagram debuted its saved collection feature, I've been amassing a growing folder of outfit posts and selfies from all the chic French girls I follow. So far, I've gleaned a few takeaways: One, I need to book a trip to Paris, stat, and two, my summer accessory options are sorely in need of an upgrade.
Fortunately, the latter is a slightly more affordable proposition, especially now that I've narrowed down the key pieces every fashion girl from Montmartre to the Marais seems to have in heavy rotation this season (hard work, I know, but somebody's gotta do it). Because while we may not all be able to jet off on a transatlantic flight next week, a new pair of espadrilles can be had for about $100 a pop—no jet lag required.
Below, shop the bags, shoes, jewelry, and more defining French girls' summer style—and snag styling tips from some of our favorite follows.
One accessory Parisians (and the rest of us) will definitely be coveting this summer? Chanel's chic new flats.