There's no doubt we're utterly enamored with French-girl style here at Who What Wear—from the items they prioritize in their closet to the lingerie brands they love as well as the subtle differences between French and American style. And as we continue in quarantine, we're especially curious as to what exactly these chic girls are wearing at home right now. Are they sporting sweats and leggings as much as we are?
We scoured all our favorite French-girl Insta accounts and did some digging. The one thing we observed is that Gallic girls are certainly not leaning into sloppy sweats. In fact, they're sticking to their effortlessly-chic aesthetic as normal, but with a slightly more casual twist—relying heavily on classic and elevated basics such as oversize button-down shirts, sleek and comfy knit tops (and yes, they're still wearing jeans). If you want to emulate their casual-chic aesthetic, scroll below as we share the pieces French girls are wearing at home right now.
An Oversize Button-Down
No French wardrobe could possibly be complete without a relaxed button-down shirt. And throughout quarantine, it's been one of the most popular pieces we've seen Gallic girls wearing on repeat. It's easy to see why—they're effortlessly chic and add a relaxed polish to every ensemble.
While we may be living in our leggings, French girls remain faithful to their jeans—even in the comfort of their own home. It's an easy and casual option that pairs perfectly with their button-downs, cropped cardigans, and tees. Opt for a relaxed, straight-leg fit.
An Effortless Slip Dress
French girls love the minimalist and uncomplicated nature of a slip dress at home, often wearing slip nighties as dresses. They're a perfect balance of comfort and elegance.
A Versatile Tee
A timeless T-shirt is an essential part of a French woman's stay-at-home wardrobe with versatile black, white, and navy hues reigning supreme.
Rather than sporting gym clothes all day every day, the French prefer comfortable yet elevated basics. Aside from jeans, we've spotted French girls in, relaxed wide-leg trousers and stretchy split-hem pants are popular since they're casual yet polished.
Chic Flats and Retro Sneakers
When it comes to footwear, sophisticated, easy-to-wear flats such as ballet flats and leather loafers are the most loved options. We've also seen cool retro sneakers adding a laid-back touch to French-girl basics.
A Cropped Cardigan
We know French girls adore their cropped knit cardigans, and luckily, they also happen to be ideal for at-home dressing. Comfortable, cozy, and seriously cute.
Bypass the old, baggy sleep shirt and choose a fancy nightgown-dress hybrid instead. The vintage-inspired sleepwear trend has been on the rise, and French girls have been seen in their beloved luxury nightgowns as quarantine continues.
A Pretty Blouse
Along with classic button-downs, tanks and tees, pretty billowy blouses are prevalent in a French girls' at-home closets. You'll see plenty of vintage-inspired details such as lace collars and puff sleeves that are comfortable and non-restrictive.
An Elevated Tank Top
Sophisticated basics are the name of the game when it comes to French-girl stay-at-home style. Chic tank tops with elevated details such as a high neckline and ribbed knit fabric are prevalent right now.
Aside from slinky slip dresses and fancy nightgowns, sophisticated PJ's are much loved among French girls. Think silky matching sets that are so sleek they could be worn outside the house too.
The French care just as much about what's under their clothes as the clothes themselves—no matter where they are. We can all agree that they do lingerie really well, and they're certainly not neglecting their pretty and comfortable lace matching sets at home right now.
As the temps start to rise, high-waisted denim shorts are coming into rotation as a welcome alternative to jeans. Paired with a cropped cardigan or casual blouse, the look exudes a laid-back yet pulled-together vibe.
Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.
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