French Women Always Rely On These Chic Summer Staples—Shop Them All at J.Crew


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French style is often associated with words like "effortless," "chic," and "no-fail." Very je ne sais quoi, if you will. As a result, we often turn to Parisian women for simple yet elegant outfit inspiration. On that note, it's elevated basics that often make up many of the A+ looks in question. French women wear a variety of brands, but one label that stocks a range of items this set tends to wear is J.Crew.

Influencers like Sylvie Mus have recently posted stylish looks featuring the brand (pictured above), and if other Parisians entered the store, we bet that they'd leave with similar staples that are simple and forward. 

Below, you'll uncover five categories that are well-stocked at J.Crew that would certainly appeal to many French women. You'll also notice visual inspiration from some of our favorite French follows and shopping recommendations for each.

Polished Jackets


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A jacket—whether it's a tailored silhouette like this or a slouchy blazer—brings instant polish to any look. Luckily, J.Crew has an abundance of gorgeous styles.



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The slightly oversize shirt is so effortless and elegant. A true staple.

Relaxed Knits



It seems like Parisians practically live in relaxed knits during any chilly summer nights—especially tied over their shoulders.



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The fashion editors on the WWW team adore the J.Crew skirt selection, especially the slip skirts. French women like this style setter would probably be all about them too.

Sleek Dresses


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A minimal slip dress is a no-fail summer staple to complete a chic and easy ensemble.

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Assistant Shopping Editor
Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.

Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)