5 Things Girls in Paris and NYC Both Wear

As I hope you’ve gathered from the title of this story, today we’re in for a roundup of epic proportions. After reading this, not only will you be able to emulate the styles of the ever-elusive French girl and always enviable NYC girl, but you will be able to cover both bases at the same time—because 1. why choose one if you don't have to, and 2. what could be better?

To make it as easy as possible, I’ve combed through Instagram and rounded up the five pieces both demographics wear, just in time for the start of fall. From the classic animal-print dress to fashion’s It item of the moment, bike shorts, simply continue on for the five items both groups have in common, to see how they each style them, and, of course, to shop them.

1. Animal-Print Dresses

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French girl:
(Image credit: @sabinasocol)

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NYC girl:
(Image credit: @nycbambi)

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2. Snake-Print Boots

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NYC girl:
(Image credit: @chrissyford)

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French girl:
(Image credit: @adelinerapon)

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3. Bike Shorts

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NYC girl:
(Image credit: @alyssainthecity)

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French girl:
(Image credit: @vanessa_perroud)

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4. Easy Jumpsuits

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French girl:
(Image credit: @adenorah)

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NYC girl:
(Image credit: @vbiancav)

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5. Fashion Sneakers

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NYC girl:
(Image credit: @thefashionguitar)

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French girl:
(Image credit: @kenzasmg)

Up next: 22 things I wore (and think you should buy) this month.

Editor-at-Large

Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.