The Secret Place I Look for Affordable French Trends

A few years ago, I visited the & Other Stories headquarters in Stockholm and was amazed at how much they could churn out from that relatively small office. But as I learned, their Scandi HQ isn't the only place they dream up their designs—they also have ateliers in Los Angeles and Paris.

However, I never noticed until now that you can narrow your search on the site to only show items designed in each city. You can do this via an easy-to-miss dropdown menu called "Designed in." Given our readers' love for all things French style, naturally, I selected "Designed in Paris," and the results did not disappoint. The pieces all have a subtle French vibe that's hard not to love, and almost every item is under $120. Scroll down to shop my favorite pieces from this hidden-in-plain-sight section of & Other Stories.

6 Trends From & Other Stories' "Designed in Paris" Category 

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1. High-Neck Tops and Dresses

I love how this dress is styled with loafers and high socks. 

You can never have too many beautiful white blouses. 

Wear this with tights now and with bare legs and sandals for spring. 

This is exactly how to take plaid into spring and summer. 

I can't seem to stop collecting flowy white tops. 

With its midi length and long sleeves, this dress is perfect for winter-to-spring transitional weather. 

2. Pastel Sweaters

Don't overlook these adorable heart-shaped buttons. 

3. Vests

I love how this vest is layered over a ruffle-collar top. 

And yes, you can also wear vests with nothing underneath. 

4. Gold Jewelry 

I love the subtle pearl detail on these earrings. 

Delicate jewelry just feels right for the warmer weather on the horizon. 

5. Flared Jeans and Pants

French girls love their flared jeans, so it's no surprise & Other Stories included them. 

Flared and slit, these pants are so cool. 

Remember this: tousers are not just for the office. 

6. Mini Skirts

The beret definitely completes this French-girl look. 

This skirt would pair well with semi-sheer tights. 

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