Simply put, French-girl style is where it's at. For many (myself included), that "je ne sais quoi" approach to dressing is just so highly covetable. As a result, I highlight Parisian fashion on the regular to inspire those similar sartorial sensibilities. In fact, I recently covered the styling tricks that make one of the coolest French girls I follow, Aïda Sané (the mastermind behind @basicstouch), look even more French. This time, though, I wanted to tap her to dive into the spring trends she's loving and also not loving as much.
Given that she has minimalist style, I was particularly curious about the simple yet chic looks she's loving. And given her adoration for more pared-back silhouettes, there were some more out-there trend counterparts that she "doesn't understand" as much for her personal style. (Keep in mind, however, that this is all based on individual preference, and you should always wear what you personally love.)
To showcase all of this further, keep scrolling to check out the five trends Sané will and probably won't wear this season (for now, at least)—complete with outfit ideas that could be worth saving for later. And if you're shopping at the moment, you'll also find inspired picks below as well.
Wearing: Denim on Denim
Not Wearing as Much: Neon
"I don't think I would ever understand the neon trend. Although, this can be fun and a good way to be seen from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Instead, I'm really excited about the Canadian-tuxedo trend, which, to be honest, was a statement in my wardrobe for years. I just add it with a trench for a casual-chic look with low heels or a pair of white sneakers."
Wearing: Straight-Leg Jeans
Not Wearing as Much: Bermuda Shorts
"This spring season came with the business-casual trends, which I love, but I'm not as into the Bermuda-shorts trend, which I don't think would look best on me. I will stay loyal to my straight-leg jeans—pairing them with a slightly oversize blazer and, again, low heels to be able to walk comfortably with just the right amount of highness. This is clearly going to be one of my spring uniforms, as this can be so versatile and effortlessly chic."
Wearing: Balloon-Sleeve Tops
Not Wearing as Much: Disco-Collared Shirts
"I may not be a disco girl yet with this disco-collar trend, but I have my balloon sleeves instead. A balloon-sleeve shirt in general is a chic piece where I can feel very comfortable without looking too overdressed. This top along with a pair of jeans or tailored pants gives you a very easy, cool, and smart look."
Wearing: Tube Tops
Not Wearing as Much: Bra Tops
"I don't know if I will ever jump on that bra-top trend, but what I know is that I'm very excited about the tube top trend coming back. In fact, the look literally saved my life during last summer's heat wave. I love that it is also very versatile, as you can wear it with everything from high-waisted trousers to a silk midi skirt with a blazer."
Wearing: Neutral Trench Coats
Not Wearing as Much: Flashy Trench Coats
"Obviously, the trench is still on-trend, and I will forever wear it. However, this year, they made an updated version with patterns and colors, but I'm not into that as much, as I get bored very easily with it. This is the reason why I don't wear flashy colors or prints. My alternatives will be playing with other neutrals colors like gray, navy, khaki, or brown to look effortless."
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, 5 Easy Spring Trends From Reformation and J.Crew