Women in Paris Will Wear These 5 Spring Basics to Look Elegant


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Women in Paris are routinely go-to sources of style inspiration when we’re looking for effortless yet elegant outfit ideas. After all, it’s often Parisians who have that desirable je ne sais quoi. After scrolling through the Instagram feeds of some of our favourite French women, there seemed to be a few key staples many are wearing to create their chic looks. And we have a strong feeling that these pieces will become fixtures in their spring wardrobes.

Below, you’ll uncover the five-piece spring wardrobe women in Paris will lean into. The items in question fall into that elevated-basics category in that they’re highly versatile and can be mixed and matched with other pieces. They also have a forward and modern element to them. 

Keep scrolling to check out five elevated basics Parisians will be all about. You’ll also uncover shopping recommendations if you too want to add one (or all) of the pieces to your offering.

1. Long Denim Skirt


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Miniskirts will certainly continue to be front runners among Parisians, but longer styles—especially in denim—will be staples for those casual, elegant silhouettes.


2. Tailored Blazer


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While boxier blazers are still relevant, it's the tailored silhouettes (often with a cinched-in waist) that will bring a polished twist to any ensemble.

3. Striped Knit


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A striped sweater is basically synonymous with classic and effortless style. So, yes, the Parisian set routinely wears this knit style.


4. Wide-Leg Trousers


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Wide-leg trousers will continue to reign supreme as a chic basic to be dressed up or down.


5. Trench Coat


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You can't deny the power of a trusty trench coat to complete a look. It's always a staple among the women in Paris.


This story originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

Next, check out the outfits French women wear with jeans.

Opening image: @leasy_inparis

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.