7 Outfit Ideas That Will Make It Look Like You Live in Paris (Even If You Don't)

French women are renowned for that je ne sais quoi, meaning that their ensembles are often effortless, modern, and well, chic. As a result, we cover this set’s style moves on the regular. You may remember this recent piece where we showcased how Parisians are styling relaxed tailored trousers. Up next, we wanted to focus on a few outfit formulas French women are wearing on the regular right now.

In fact, we were particularly inspired by this IG post with the caption, "Tell me you are French without telling me…” You'll notice that the outfit is particularly elegant yet no-fuss. In essence, if you were to try out this look or one of the looks coming your way, you could totally give off that Parisian vibe—whether or not you live in Paris.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to check out the outfit ideas Parisians approve of, featuring items like blazers, simple dresses, knits, and more. There are also shopping recommendations if you’re interested in re-creating one of the ensembles yourself. 


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This is one outfit formula that's decidedly French-girl chic with these effortless pieces: relaxed blazer, white tank, and straight-leg jeans.


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French women have a way of pairing just a few simple items together to create a sleek outfit. A classic, loose button-down tucked into a modern miniskirt is very right now.


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Want an easy, French girl–inspired look? Team a white puff-sleeve top with light-wash jeans. A woven bag completes the silhouette.


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If it's slightly chillier where you live, consider an outfit like this with the of-the-moment big leather jacket, slim turtleneck, and bootcut jeans.


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You just can't deny the power of a striped sweater with wide-leg trousers for an effortless vibe.


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When it comes to staples French women seem to rely on, the trench coat is one key item. You can toss one over legit any simple outfit for a sleek look.


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Here is another polished ensemble with the tried-and-true black dress and that trusty relaxed blazer.

Next, check out the fashion items French women rely on.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.