I Love French-Girl Style, so I Catalogued the 11 Trends They're Especially Into

I know, dear readers, you're into what the stylish ladies over in France are wearing, and so am I. French girls have it down. Their style is effortlessly cool, basic but not boring, and unconventional yet refined, which is why I look to them on the regular for style inspiration. French girls are constantly setting new trend precedents and mixing some expected basics with other complete wild cards. Accordingly, I've meticulously combed through the Instagram accounts of some of our favourite stylish ladies to see which affordable french fashion trends they are unveiling next, and let me tell you—they are good

From '70s-inspired "granny" sunglasses and the new cool-girl button-down shirt to collared cardigans, French girls are serving some serious style right now. While luxury fashion buys from some of our favourite French fashion houses will always be aspirational, it's exciting to discover Parisian-inspired pieces at an affordable price, too. I know everyone's budget is different, so I aimed to provide a few options per trend at different price points. Ahead, discover incredibly chic yet affordable fashion finds that follow the trends endorsed by some of our favourite French girls. 

1. Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt


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Style Notes: An easy throw-on with jeans—how chic. This a top that’ll pair just as well with skirts and tailored trousers as it will jeans and shorts, making it a year-round hero piece. 

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2. Basket Bag


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Style Notes: It might sound cliché, but French women really do love to carry basket bags. 

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3. Slinky Slip Dress


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Style Notes: Slip dresses tap into the minimal aesthetic French women are so known for. Just add your favourite earrings. 

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4. Cropped White Top


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Style Notes: Worn with either jeans or slip skirts, a cropped white blouse is never far from the French dresser’s reach. 

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5. Sleek Strappy Sandals


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Style Notes: The go-to shoe of French women who want to look polished in a flash. 

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6. Oversized White Shirt


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Style Notes: Worn undone over crop tops or buttoned up tucked into high-waist denim, you can’t go wrong with a white shirt. 

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7. Duo-Strap Sandals


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Style Notes: When they’re not in their heeled strappy sandals, you’ll find French women running errands in black two-strap numbers. 

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8. Modern Moon Handbag


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Style Notes: On the days where a basket bag doesn’t cut it, take the curved approach with a moon-shaped bag. French women love brands Staud and Coperni. 

9. '70s Oversized Frames


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Style Notes: French women love ‘70s styling, and one of the easiest ways to bestow any look with retro appeal is with oversized sunglasses. 

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10. Backless


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Style Notes: Instead of cleavage and low necklines, I find French women like to showcase open-backs. 

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11. Collared Knit


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Style Notes: Preppy but polished, the polo-collar knit is the cosy layer of choice for so many French influencers. 

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