French Girls Love Wearing Jeans With This Key Item

You just can’t really beat the French way to do style. That je ne sais quoi is essentially what sartorial dreams are made. So we not-so-secretly try to emulate that pared-back vibe whenever we can. To do so, we often turn to our favorite Parisian style setters to get a sense of the simple yet polished outfit formulas in their rotations.

After a recent Instagram rabbit hole, we realized that there’s actually one specific way French girls are styling their jeans right now—always with a blazer. Honestly, makes sense. A blazer adds instant sophistication to any outfit, which inherently feels so French. To get a sense of what we mean, we’re highlighting five perfect blazer-and-jeans ensembles below from IG. Fair warning: You may make this Parisian look your new go-to uniform. We’re right there with you.

Proof that a simple outfit is sometimes just the way to go with a black blazer, coordinating knit, straight-leg jeans, and a top-handle bag.

An oversize plaid blazer feels very-right-now with a henley, distressed jeans, and snakeskin boots.

Well, it doesn't get more "French" than this striped sweater, checked blazer, button-up jeans, and ankle boots.

While we tend to see a more neutral palette among Parisian women, a colorful blazer, complete with a pretty sweater and jeans, is also refreshing. 

This is an outfit formula that always works: a sleek blazer, a white blouse, jeans, and boots.