Summer is just around the corner, and if you love French style as much as I do, you've come to the right place! Those who read my stories regularly know I'm a bona fide French woman at heart—especially when it comes to my style. I'll always favor nonchalant, effortlessly chic outfit formulas that embody the French aesthetic we talk about so often here at Who What Wear.
With warmer weather upon us, I wanted to share eight classic and fashion-forward looks that embody the "essence" of a French-woman summer and lean into that je ne sais quoi. From elevated denim shorts with a Parisian vibe to effortless floral slip dresses paired with straw bags, take a peek below at these easy and chic outfit ideas and shop the looks yourself. You can rely on these fail-safe formulas throughout the summer months.
High-waisted vintage-inspired denim shorts are a mainstay in almost every French woman's wardrobe. Pair them with a cute fitted cardigan (I'm partial to a red one) to add a bit of polish to this casual everyday staple. Finish your outfit with neutral espadrilles and an effortless straw tote. A pretty short-sleeve blouse would also be an excellent option for days when the weather heats up.
Sometimes the chicest summer outfits are often the simplest. Lean into a combo the French fashion set loves: a crisp white tank and straight-leg jeans. Keep the look elevated by pairing it with minimal black accessories. Perfect for summer in the city.
Sleek and sophisticated. A black-and-white ensemble is an easy day-to-night outfit. Opt for a trend-forward black maxi skirt, black tank top, oversize white button-down, and simple flat sandals.
For an off-duty look, you can't go wrong with a simple outfit comprised of a high-waisted denim skirt and a black bodysuit. A pretty necklace and summery accessories add a touch of cool to this easy ensemble.
A white baby tee is a French summer staple that's easy to pair with shorts, miniskirts, or, in this case, a silky slip skirt. Finish your outfit with a raffia bag for a look that embodies the French summer aesthetic to a T.