10 Ways to Dress Like a French Girl This Fall

It’s old news that French women do everything well in the sartorial department. They’re classy, chic, and always appropriately dressed, but there’s something about fall that brings out the very best in their style. Perhaps it’s because they finally have the opportunity to display their layering skills, or because their effortless look is best suited for cooler weather, but they’re certainly in their element when there’s a chill in the air. Need proof? Scroll down for 10 stylish fall outfits, and shop the essentials to bring a touch of Parisian flair to your seasonal looks.

Balance out a sparkly dress with more masculine pieces:

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Channel an Isabel Marant-inspired vibe by swapping your basic black cardigan for a chunky knit style:

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Transition a matching set to fall with fall-friendly gray pumps:

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Keep it graphic and minimalistic in black and white:

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Opt for a polka-dot print that feels playfully Parisian:

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Take a sartorial risk by combining unexpected pieces for a youthful, chic result:

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For instant polish, tuck in your shirt, grab a clutch, and throw on an oversized blazer: Bonus points for a red lip.

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Add color to your look by combining rich jewel tones with black and white:

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Slouchy skinny jeans are the go-to denim choice for French women:

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All-black everything and menswear-inspired accents are French style hallmarks:

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Free People Mid Thigh Overcoat ($298) in Sand

This coat has slouchy, cool silhouette, but the color and texture give it a feminine feel.

Everlane The Modern Loafers ($165) in Burgundy

Pair these menswear-inspired loafers with your favorite skinny jeans for weekend errands.

 

A.P.C. Sailor Stripe Wool Top ($220) in Dark Navy

A classic striped shirt gets a fall-friendly makeover in cozy wool.

Isabel Marant Bart Low-Top Trainers ($475) in White

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Tibi Tropical Wool Pleated Wrap Skirt ($465) in Heather Grey/Black Multi

French girls aren’t afraid to try more daring pieces, and this skirt fits the bill while remaining somewhat understated.

Topshop Moto Jeans ($70) in Blue Black

A sophisticated pair of jeans with just the right amount of slouch? Major score, especially at this affordable price point!

Charlotte Gainsbourg x Current/Elliott The Men’s Blazer ($778) in Dark Grey

This oversized blazer was designed for Current/Elliott by Charlotte Gainsbourg, one of our favorite French girls with effortless style.

Zara Flared Skirt With Pockets ($60)

A flirty skirt is a Parisian favorite, especially in chic black and white.

Clare V. Supreme Louise Bag ($375) in Black Croc

Clare V.’s chic little black bag is the perfect size for hectic days.

The Kooples Plumetis Polka Dot Chiffon Blouse ($235) in White

Style this feminine blouse like a French girl would, by tucking it into cropped trousers.

Maje Gozilla Oversized Metallic Jacquard-Knit Cardigan ($480)

In case you haven’t noticed, French women love pairing chunky patterned cardigans, like this cozy version, with their denim.

Jil Sander Navy Patent Leather Ankle Boots ($495) in Dark Navy

Style these glossy patent boots with black tights and a long-sleeved dress for fall.

Who is your favorite fashionable French female? Tell us in the comments below!