French Girls Won't Touch These Current Trends

With the autumn season just around the corner and new clothes dropping in-store every single day, fall style is on the lips of everyone in the fashion world. It’s no surprise, then, that everyone is trying to decode the must-have items and pieces to invest in. But what do the French think about all the looming trends for fall? To find out, I decided to speak with some very stylish, in-the-know Parisians to decode how the French feel about clothes for the season ahead.

Ahead, hear from Audrey Taillée, Lula magazine’s editor in chief, as well as Parisian fashion girl Anne-Victoire Lefevre, as they weigh in about the fashion trends they will be wearing for the season ahead and the ones they’ll be skipping. Then, shop pieces you’ll be sure to spot on all the cool French girls next month.

What French Girls Are Skipping: Balaclava Headwear

But They're Wearing… Teddy-Bear Jackets

Audrey Taillée, Lula magazine’s editor in chief, admits that she “will definitely not be following the Balaclava we’ve seen a lot of those on the fall/winter runway shows (Dior, Gucci, Chanel).” While the tricky headwear trend won’t be in her closet, teddy-bear faux-fur jackets are something she's already wearing.

Available in sizes S to L.

Available in British sizes 4 to 18.

What French Girls Are Skipping: Jumpsuits

But They're Wearing… Leopard

Another trend Taillée is skipping? Jumpsuits, which she admits are an “everlasting piece,” but she doesn’t feel she’s “tall enough to pull it off.” On the other hand, she’s finally ready for “leopard print again” and plans to wear it as “a top or a skirt mixed with another print” instead of a “major piece like a coat or jacket.”

What French Girls Are Skipping: Flounces

But They're Wearing… '80s

Parisian fashion girl Anne-Victoire Lefevre weighed in about the fall trends as well, sharing that for the season ahead, she won’t wear flounces or anything too frilly “but will wear the ’80s trend if it's not too structured.”

Available in Italian sizes 38 to 46.

Available in British sizes 18 to 28.