It's no secret that we here at Who What Wear are obsessed with French style—French women make everything look effortlessly chic. They never look like they're trying too hard, accessorize just the right amount, and somehow always have that enviable "I woke up like this" thing going on. So needless to say, I turn to French girls for inspiration when thinking about spring outfit ideas.
A red dress is as classic as it gets for spring, as it's the ideal pop of color you're craving once the weather starts to shift and flowers are blooming around you. Most of us have at least one red dress in our closet, so I figured it's worth taking a look at how French women style theirs to inspire some new outfit combos with a piece we may already own. From sneakers to sun hats to shoulder bags, French girls pair a few key pieces with their red-dress outfits to tie the look together. Below are the 10 things French girls always wear with red dresses.
French girls know the warm tones in gold jewelry pop against the bold dress hue, making it the ideal metal for red. Whether you layer dainty necklaces or opt for classic hoops, gold jewelry perfectly complements a red dress.
Nothing says spring like chic sandals, so put them together with a red dress and you've got yourself an outfit. Spring sandals of all kinds—from heels to flats to wedges—add just the right amount of polish to a classic red dress.
When French girls want to dress down a bit, they opt for classic sneakers with their red dresses. The casual nature of the sneakers juxtaposed with the femininity of a red dress makes the ideal spring outfit for virtually any occasion.
No spring look is complete without a pair of sunnies, and nobody does eyewear like French girls. From cat eyes to square shapes, a chic pair of sunglasses is all you need to complete a red-dress outfit.
The return of shoulder bags has captivated the fashion world, but French girls somehow make them look cooler than most. They typically keep the rest of their accessories minimal so that the bag really does all the talking. Pair your favorite one with a red dress and your spring look is finished.
When I think of chic French women, an image of a gorgeous dress and cool boots immediately comes to mind. They've mastered the look of a midi-length dress with knee-high boots, and I highly recommend copying this combo.
As cliché as it may sound, French women love espadrilles. The style paired with a pretty red dress creates a classic spring combo worth repeating year after year.