Turns Out These Sneaky Pieces Are Sitting in Every French Girl's Summer Wardrobe

Best French Girl Summer Fashion



Summer is coming (side note: How is it already May?), and if you're in need of some inspiration for your warm-weather wardrobe, ask yourself WWTFW? (What would the French wear?) Parisians from Ellie Delphine to Sabina Socol have no shortage of outfit formulas and summer staples that will make you wish you could teleport straight to Shakespeare and Company, Sacré-Cœur, or literally any sidewalk café along the cobblestone streets. 

Of course, you don't have to live in an arrondissement to copy any of these French-approved summer pieces. (Although, you can dream, right?) It's easy to be influenced by these French style stars and shop the clothes and accessories they can't get enough of this season, from tailored wide-leg pants to ballet mules. Here, I've rounded up a bunch of outfits and the specific items that make up each one so you can live your best, most fashionable summer life. 

Oversized Button-Downs + Beige Trousers

Both pieces look chic when paired with other items, but when you get them together in one look, you really can't go wrong. Keep your shirt open over a cropped tank to combat the summer temps, and balance out the tailored trousers with sporty-looking flip-flops to be on-trend for the season. 

How dreamy are these pleated pants from Ref? 

These ones also have subtle pinstripes. 

The linen material of this will feel so good in the heat. 

Hanes always makes great staples, and this one from its collab with Re/Done is the perfect white summer tank. 

Rectangular sunglasses are continuing to have their moment. 

You really can't argue with the ratings and reviews on these platform flip-flops. Your feet will thank you. 

Ballet Mules + Bandanas

The ballet flats of your high school days are back, but French girls are all about the ballet mules. Just slide them on, and you're ready to walk out the door. Another summer accessory that's basically mandatory for Parisians? A good ol' bandana. You can wear it around your neck, as a hair accessory, tied to your bag—the possibilities are endless. 

These J.Crew ones are on sale and come in multiple colors!

You can't beat the price on this pretty Madewell bandana. 

Ah, yes, another oversized button-down, but this time in a classic baby blue. 

Or try a more fitted version with an iconic logo. 

A straw tote with leather straps is ideal for those weekends at the farmers market. 

A breezy white dress just screams summer. 

Statement Loafers + Pearl Jewelry

Best French Girl Summer Fashion



Loafers aren't just for fall and winter, you know. When you wear them with frilly socks, a silky dress and pearl jewelry, you can consider them just as much of a summer shoe as any lace-up sandal. If you're planning on walking for most of the day but don't want to wear sneakers, these are it

The bold chain on these is definitely the focal point. 

Wear these around your neck for an elegant touch. 

A must for your hosiery drawer. How sweet are those ruffles? 

Between the puff sleeves and the bow at the waist, it's hard to pick a favorite detail on this pink mini. 

The leg slit and billowy sleeves on this midi keep things breezy. 

A black shoulder bag always complements loafers. 

Printed Sundresses + Baguette Bags

Best French Girl Summer Fashion



When you think of French fashion in summer, it's easy to picture walking along the banks of the Seine in a printed sundress—gingham, floral, paisley, polka-dotted, you name it!—with a slim baguette bag under your arm. And if that is *exactly* what you pictured, then I'm happy to report that those are the exact pieces popular among Parisians. 

This halter dress with its plunging neckline yet sweet dotted pattern is the best of both worlds. 

This toile dress is basically the epitome of Parisian style. 

A neutral shoulder bag with a bold closure will be your best friend. 

These slim rectangular sunnies will complete any summer outfit. 

Slip into these embroidered block-heel slides that are basically made for the season. 

Nothing like a pair of classic gold hoops to accessorize your sundress. 

Wide-Leg Jeans + Straw Totes

High-waisted wide-leg jeans (especially ones with patch pockets) are the key to looking effortless this summer. Plus, the silhouette ensures your legs get some air in hot temperatures. And maybe it's cliché, but it's true: A straw bag is the Parisian-approved summer accessory. 

This stylish pair is available in straight, tall, petite, and plus sizes. 

You can't talk about French fashion without bringing up this Loewe straw bag. If this is the season you're splurging, you might as well invest in this one. 

Layered necklaces will look so great with this high-neck tank. 

This option is super soft and breathable and also has a UPF 50+ for extra sun protection. 

Minimalist black sandals will be your summer go-to.