Here's How French Women Are Styling Their Jeans Right Now

French woman wears wide leg jeans, black tube top, button down, chunky necklace and sunglasses

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Whenever I’m in need of some style inspiration, I ask myself this: What would French women do? It seems like we Americans are always chasing the effortlessness the French exude when it comes to putting an outfit together, and in this case, I really don’t mind being a follower. For me, this sentiment is especially true when it comes to the way French women style their jeans

Of course, there’s the tried-and-true classic French look of denim, ballet flats, and a simple white tee, but I’m also intrigued by the more daring combinations I’ve recently come across, like an athletic-inspired top paired with flared jeans and a boldly printed bag. Maybe the appeal of French style lies within their ability to commit to a uniform while simultaneously being able to experiment with confidence. Suffice to say, I’m buying what they’re selling. Literally.

So, let’s get to it! Five ways French women are styling their jeans now are just below. 

Coat + Chunky Belt + Kitten Heels

French woman poses in the street wearing a black coat, belt, straight leg jeans and kitten heels

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A coat cinched at the waist with a chunky belt is a flattering micro-trend I spotted on multiple French women. I’ve been loving stocking socks with kitten heels lately as well.

Statement Bag and Shoes + Pullover

French woman wears ballet flats, jeans, a white t-shirt and metallic purse

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The accessories make this tried-and-true outfit pop. Anne-Laure Mais’s burgundy flats, metallic purse, and casually draped sweater can’t help but draw your eye.

White Tee + Black Boots and Blazer

French woman walks down the street wearing black blazer, jeans, boots and white t-shirt

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Sleek yet classic. An all-black outfit with a crisp white tee is both sophisticated and fresh.

Athletic Top + Bold Bag + Patent Mary Janes

French woman wears Adidas long sleeve shirt, y2k jeans, patent Mary Janes and a zebra print purse

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An ode to the early 2000s, mixing contrasting items and making it look seamless is a lesson in cool-girl style.

Tube Top + Button-Down + Chunky Jewelry

French woman wears wide leg jeans, black tube top, button down, chunky necklace and sunglasses

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Minimal. Simple. Effective. All it took was a statement necklace to tie this look together.

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