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.
Who wants to lug around a heavy load on a hot day, anyway? Choose a top-handle bag for instant Godard girl vibes.
On Margaux Avril: Mango Pearl Earrings ($20).
Make this vacation staple city-appropriate with the addition of some sleek earrings.
On Leeloo: Levi's jeans; Chanel bag and shoes; Jimmy Fairly sunglasses.
Summer's most Instagrammable shades go with just about everything (but especially a vacation to the South of France).
On Adeline Rapon: Inès de la Fressange top; Topshop blazer; Monki skirt; Atelier B bracelet; Made by Sarenza shoes.
Whether summer-ready espadrilles or ballet-inspired block heels, the season's best shoes are all tied up—just in time for bare-legs weather.
On Alexandra Ricci: Rouje Gabin Dress $190).
In the hands of Paris's most stylish filles, this classic chapeau is cool, not cliché.
One accessory Parisians (and the rest of us) will definitely be coveting this summer? Chanel's chic new flats.