I've Never Been to Paris, But I Can Get French-Girl Style With These 6 Items


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As a lover of fashion, I have always dreamed about visiting Paris. The great food, amazing museums, and next-level fashion always seemed so romantic to me. Unfortunately, I have still never been to Paris, but that hasn’t stopped me from my growing obsession with the city transitioning into an obsession with Parisian street style. The French fashion girls seem to just get it. They have mastered the art of being casual chic and effortlessly cool—a vibe I’m always going for. Throughout looking at my favorite French influencers and other sources of fashion inspiration, I noticed six items that can help me achieve a French-girl aesthetic. Keep scrolling to see the items that are helping me attempt to achieve Parisian style.

Loose Trousers


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Loose trousers are a cool-girl closet staple. They have this sophisticated yet casual vibe to them and can be styled in so many ways, making them not only a personal favorite but extremely versatile.

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Fitted Cotton T-Shirt 


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Don’t knock the classic white cotton T-shirt. I wear a classic white tee almost every day, and I’m noticing French girls embrace this classic staple by styling it with chic tailored denim and blazers or their favorite miniskirts.

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Casual Minidresses


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The look that can take you from coffee to running errands, to brunch, to a date and back. I excitedly wait until minidress season every year, it seems so do Parisian fashion girls.

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Slip Dresses


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The slip dress has become the go-to look for a five-minute way to an effortlessly chic outfit. Personally, I’m obsessed. I love any look I can style with sneakers, sandals, or heels.

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Trouser Shorts 


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Tailored trouser shorts are the perfect mix of work and play. The tailored look gives these shorts an elevated feel while keeping the casualness of a classic short. You can go with a classic neutral pair or be bold and go with a colorful or patterned pair. Either way, I’m in love.

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Trench Coats


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The ultimate spring coat if you ask me. The trench coat is a classic staple that never goes out of style. It’ll be hard to find a stylish Parisian without one in their closet

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Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.