The 10-Piece French-Girl Winter Wardrobe

Imagine walking through the streets of Paris on a brisk winter day. You’d be sure to spot Place Vendôme decorated with elaborate ornaments, ice skaters in front of Hôtel de Ville, and locals ducking into sidewalk cafés to warm up with a chocolat chaud. But what, exactly, would you spot all of the chic French women wearing during the cold weather season?

Looking to all of the stylish outfits on Instagram, it turns out that there are some pieces all of the cool French women own. From sleek ankle boots and heritage bags to faux-fur jackets and ankle-grazing coats, there are some French-girl winter wardrobe essentials you would find in any Parisian’s closet. Ahead, see how they’re styling these staples and shop our edit so that you, too, can master the art of French style when the cold weather arrives.

Ankle Boots

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@leiasfez

A perennial staple, French girls wear their ankle boots all year long, and the winter is no exception.

Fur-Trimmed Coat

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@adenorah

It seems like every Parisian owns this Saks Potts coat this season.

Dark Denim

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@camillecharriere

The cold winter months are when French women tend to start wearing their darker denim washes.

Faux-Fur Jacket

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@tiphvine

A short faux-fur jacket is the perfect piece to throw on over jeans and trousers.

Chunky Sweaters

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@monicaainleydlv

Cozy, chunky sweaters are the ultimate French-girl layering piece when the temperatures dip.

Turtlenecks

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@vikilefevre

Instead of basic T-shirts, Parisians opt for turtlenecks during the winter months.

Heritage Bag

A go-with-anything heritage bag like this version from Louis Vuitton has the French-girl stamp of approval.

Puffer Coats

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@sabinasocol

Puffer coats are increasingly growing in popularity among the French fashion set.

Long Coat

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@melissabon

It doesn't get more classic than this.

Over-the-Knee Boots

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@herapradel

Second to ankle boots, over-the-knee boots another shoe staple for Parisians.