Fashion People in New York and Paris Are Wearing Jeans With These 8 Things

Whenever I'm not sure what to wear, I turn to the IG feeds of my favorite New York and Parisian fashion people for some inspiration. They've never failed to deliver something shockingly wearable that I can copy with what I have in my own closet. I'm also always shopping for their looks which tend to be as effortlessly chic as can be. 

We've reached a point in the year where everyone is getting a little bit tired of their winter wardrobe. Blue jeans and a sweater aren't as exciting as they were in November. So below, I've shared with you eight new ways to wear your favorite jeans as inspired by the outfits worn by Parisians and New Yorkers.

1. Frilly Blouses


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I'm a New Yorker in my Marie Antoinette era, and Parisians are loving frilly blouses just as much as I am. If you're planning to wear jeans to a nice dinner or to the office, adding a blouse is the perfect way to make your look feel elevated.


2. Bomber Jackets


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When I pitched this story, I immediately thought of bomber jackets. The bomber jacket is the staple that is currently bringing us New Yorkers and Parisians together. We all just can't get enough of it. There's an effortless vibe that we're all after and it's the easiest way to achieve it.


3. Oversize Button-Downs


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It may seem obvious, but it's so worth noting. You won't find a New Yorker or a Parisian who doesn't wear a white button-down shirt on a weekly basis. We just love them that much. Throwing a sweater over your shoulder instantly takes it to the next level.


4. Aviator Jackets


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When I was stalking the French girls on Instagram to do some research for this story, I couldn't find one of them who wasn't wearing an aviator jacket. This staple has taken over the country which totally makes sense. I can't think of a cozier outerwear option.


5. Tailored Vests


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I knew before I started my search that I would lay eyes on a tailored vest. It's simply a must for fashion people. I love the idea of wearing a denim one to match your jeans but a tailored option also never fails me.


6. Canadian Tuxedos


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The Canadian tuxedo has taken over the street-style scene as of late. It's hard for me to open up the Instagram app lately without finding an effortlessly paired denim jacket and pants look. This is the easiest way to look like a Parisian or New Yorker in seconds.


7. Halter Tops


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An elevated approach to Y2K starts with a halter top. This cool-girl fashion piece will be just as powerful as the sculptural tube top trend that we're about to see take over. I think everyone will be wearing it by summer.


8. Boxy Blazers


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Blazers are always a must when styling out your denim and a silhouette I've seen takeover recently is the boxy style. At New York Fashion Week, it was all over the runways and I'm already seeing it on the streets of New York and Paris. It's high-key a must-buy.


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Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.