6 Spring Staples French Girls Will Continue to Wear in the 2020s

There are a few French girls I routinely turn to when I'm looking to uncover that expert-style guidance. And yep, Paris-based influencer Emmanuelle Koffi is one of those people. She's consistently a go-to because she's filled with that insider intel on how to perfectly master that je ne sais quoi based on her own personal style and from what she's seeing on the streets of Paris.

On that note, we thought there could be interest in learning about some of the specific spring staples she's loving at the moment. It's these pieces that she also thinks her crew and other French girls will most likely continue to wear in the 2020s because of their modern yet classic and versatile nature. Here, we're talking about items like cute knits and current outerwear silhouettes.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling for an edit of the spring staples Koffi is all about, complete with visual and shopping inspiration.

1. Oversize Blazer


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_; Musier Paris Gigi Jacket ($224))

"The oversize jacket is a classic piece yet trendy. This spring, we wear it oversize in a neutral color or with checked prints."—Koffi

2. Puff-Sleeve Cardigan


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_; Hope Macaulay Sparkle Puff-Sleeve Cardigan ($293))

"One of my favorite things about spring is the puff-sleeve cardigan paired with a pair of flared jeans or a miniskirt."

3. Trench Coats


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_)

"The spring must-have. With jeans, trousers, or a dress. You can wear it with everything."

4. Floral Dresses


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_ and @eloan_anquez)

"This is a print that screams spring and I love it. It's back every spring and summer on dresses, shirts, skirts and will stay for a long time."

5. Pastel Separates


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_)

"It's time to add some fresh colors in our looks. Spring goes with pastel colors. They'll always be trendy. I love going for monochrome looks in pastel. It's cute yet elegant."

6. Mary-Janes


(Image credit: @emmanuellek_; Carel Alice Mary-Janes ($415))

"When it comes to shoes, these are a lovely trend for this spring and summer. With little heels or big platforms, it's really a strong piece that'll add a vintage touch to the look."

Next, check out more items French girls love.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Hey, there. Bobby here. I've been working as a fashion writer in the industry for over a decade, contributing to various websites and brands such as Refinery29, Men's Health, and of course, Who What Wear. I've spent many years at Who What Wear, currently acting as the senior market editor where I source the coolest and chicest items at our favorite stores to help you, dear readers, build your version of the perfect wardrobe. While I lived in NYC and L.A. for a while, I actually now live in Boston. Sure, I've changed locations, but my fashion perspective remains the same, as I tend to reach for those classic basics with a twist (think slouchy moto jackets, trendy joggers, and the like). When I'm not writing or talking about fashion, you can often find me catching up on my favorite Bravo shows (Vanderpump Rules and The Real Houswives of New York City are my favorites) or sipping my signature cocktail—a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.