10 Affordable Trends French Girls Are Wearing This Summer

It’s no secret that we’re enamored with French-girl style over here at Who What Wear. From the effortless basics they wear time and time again to the lingerie brands they love and the beauty products they swear by to their low-maintenance hair cuts, we love to delve into how to achieve that effortlessly cool, unconventional yet refined French-girl aesthetic.

So now that summer is here, we’re honing in on the affordable trends that french girls are wearing and loving this warm-weather season. From classics such as straw bags to runway-approved trends such as crochet, french girls are serving us some seriously chic style this summer. Scroll below to shop all the chic trends for under $150.

Spaghetti-Strap Slip Dresses

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Effortless slip dresses are a staple in every French-girl wardrobe. This season, we're seeing milkmaid gathered styles trending with delicate spaghetti straps. 

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Retro-Inspired Swimsuits

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When it comes to swimwear, retro-inspired silhouettes reign supreme—think high-waisted bikini bottoms and balconette styles.

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Espadrilles

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Espadrilles remain a stylish and versatile classic in practically every French woman's warm-weather wardrobe. They work well with dresses, skirts, and shorts alike.

Crochet

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French girls have been leaning into the prevalent '70s crochet trend we saw all over the S/S 2020 runways—exuding a free-spirited summer vibe.

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Straw Bag

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Straw bags practically define French-girl summer style. Whether you opt for a raffia tote or wicker basket bag, they are the perfect finishing touch to your summer ensembles.

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Vintage-Inspired Blouse

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Along with basic button-downs, tanks and tees, pretty vintage-inspired blouses are prevalent in a French girls summer wardrobe. Opt for one with exaggerated collars and billowy puff sleeves. 

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Hair Scarf

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A hair scarf is the It accessory of summer 2020. French girls have been embracing them—adding a chic retro touch to their summer looks.

Cropped Cardigan

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There's no question French girls have an affinity towards cardigans, even in summer. Opt for a lightweight, cropped cardigan to take on the trend.

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High-Waisted Denim Shorts

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When it's too hot to wear straight-leg jeans, French girls opt for denim shorts instead. Prevent the casual shorts from looking too beachy by pairing them with chic accessories, polished flats, and a sophisticated handbag.

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'70s Sunglasses

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The free-spirited '70s trend continues to be winning over French girls this summer, with oversize retro sunglasses reigning supreme.

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Up next, here's how French girls do stay-at-home style.

Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

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.