You'll probably know by now that we have quite the infatuation with French-girl style. The inherently chic and laid-back aura that the French seem to possess is something we constantly strive for. With the new season just around the corner and plenty of style inspiration coming out of fashion month, I found myself on the hunt for new wish-listing inspiration, and who better inspire us than our favourite French influencers?
We regularly analyse and break down the key components that make up the foundations of French style, but for spring 2023, I've gone straight to the source to find the key pieces our French friends have their (very chic) eyes on. And they did not disappoint. With an array of personal styles from trendy to classic, sweeping all the way from neutral hues to the boldest brights, these brilliant women have shared their must-haves for the new season that all have the certain je ne sais quoi that our French counterparts are best known for.
Whether you're looking to invest in forever classics or on the hunt for directional styles with a particular edge, you've come to the right place. Keep scrolling to explore more.
Mélodie's outfits embody classic French style at its finest. Neutral hues, refined staples and smart investment buys make up her wish list, filled with pieces to buy now and treasure forever.
"I've been thinking about this bag for a few months now, and I'm ready to give in."
"I am currently in the process of getting upgraded versions of items I wear every day. This belt would be perfect."
We often turn to Franny for inspired outfit formulas that focus on interesting cuts, clever styling and expensive-looking finds. Her wish list features the timeless yet unique style that she's known for.
"Trench coats are a must have in your wardrobe. A piece like this will keep forever!"
"Well-cut, light trousers are essential and timeless. Style with a T-shirt, a blazer or a fitted jacket for an effortlessly chic look."
"A clean, minimalist short jacket that you can easily build outfits around."
"Start spring with this chic dress! It is perfect for an effortless look. A few accessories, moccasins or a pair of sandals and you're ready to go have a drink with friends."
"The Gucci Jackie bag is an iconic piece that can be easily worn day and night."
"Pair this sleek wrap skirt with a white T-shirt and a pair of flat shoes for an elegant look worthy of the Paris streets."
Anne's covetable style consists of cult finds and vintage treasures mixed together to form her unique minimalist aesthetic. In her wish list, you'll find she has an eye for items with an edge that are sure to set you apart from the crowd.
"A touch of colour that will cheer up even the coldest days. Plus, as I wear a lot of neutrals, the pop of hue is welcomed."
"I love A.P.C.'s denim range, but the cut of this pair is particularly good."
"This iconic pair features a directional square toe and will become a favourite for day or night!"
Dominique's superpower is perfectly balancing classic styles and bold accents. With a knack for spotting the newest trending styles before the rest, she put together an edit of sure-to-sell-out pieces we plan to snap up now.
"It looks like denim will be everywhere this spring, and I'm here for it. These chunky sandals will add a trendy touch to any of my spring looks."
"I love me a good basic to rock the most curated looks. I can see myself wearing this with a pair of santiags or just adding sneakers and an oversized blazer."
"I love this dress, as it's perfectly fluid for the hot days and can easily be worn with an oversize trench or even over jeans. Perfect for a quick and stylish spring look."
"I'm obsessed with suits. And I can't find something more fashion and chicer than a white oversized suit."
"Perfect for spring errands. I love them and can imagine wearing these with dresses and jeans and being stylish and comfortable all at once."
Léna's Parisian roots are clear in her styling, with nods to classic French styles we've come to know and love. She balances classic minimalism with punctuations of colour, especially in the warmer months.
"You can never go wrong with a floral-printed slip dress. (It is a Parisienne must-have for the coming season.)"
"Western boots are back on-trend, and I couldn't be more pleased. I'm styling these with a prairie-style dress or long skirt."
"This spring, I really want to invest in a colourful bag. How cute is this Charles & Keith bag?"
"I love this flower top from & Other Stories! I had the chance to try it during the collection presentation in the brand’s Parisian atelier and fell immediately in love. This trendy statement piece adds a touch of drama and originality to any outfit."
"With unpredictable spring weather, I really want to invest in a colourful knit. This Christopher John Rogers knit is so beautiful!"
"I have noticed the comeback of the cap hat for spring! I really love this orange one from Jacquemus."
Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Her career began with an initial role at Harper's Bazaar, followed by a stint with the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller.
There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content. During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications like Vogue Italy, Stylist, and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping.
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