What French Girls Are Buying From Zara Right Now

Regular readers of Who What Wear UK will know we're obsessed with two things above all else: French style and Zara. And even though we dedicate much of our time writing about these respective themes, we never tire of them. However, it never occurred to us to merge them—until now.

We don't know if Zara's current collection feels more Parisienne, but we couldn't help but notice that many of the French influencers we religiously follow have been wearing pieces from the high-street hot spot more frequently than usual, with four items proving key.

We're the first to admit that we've long overlooked some of the pieces Gallic girls are favouring, but with their French flair, they look chicer than we ever thought possible. Keep scrolling to see and shop the four French Zara shopping picks your wardrobe needs.


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French girls tend to steer clear of body-con dresses, which is likely why Zara's oversized options are proving so popular. Take the minimalist approach with the black or white cotton styles, or go all out in pink polka dots. 


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French girls can't get enough of leopard motifs, and no brand makes them look quite so cool as Zara. With a refined colour palette, the brand's cat-print pieces never fail to look expensive. 

Related: French Women Are After This One Style of Jeans Right Now


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Arguably the chicest outerwear you can invest in, it's little wonder then that those who reside in Paris keep stocking up on Zara's extensive array of trench coats. 


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Knee-high boots are fast becoming the most in-demand boot of 2019. French girls tend to wear theirs under floaty midis or oversized coats for a chic effect. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.