5 Simple Spring Trends French Girls Are Loving in 2023

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 makes one of the coolest French girls I follow, Aïda Sané look even more French. This time, though, I wanted to tap her to dive into the spring trends she's loving for the year. 

Given that she has a chic 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. 

1. Denim on Denim


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"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."

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2. Straight-Leg Jeans


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"This 2023 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."

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3. Balloon-Sleeve Tops


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"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."

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4. Tube Tops


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"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."

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5. Neutral Trench Coats


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"Obviously, the trench is still on-trend and I will forever wear it, however, this year, they made an updated version with patterns and colours, 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 colours or prints. My alternatives will be playing with other neutrals colours like denim, navy, khaki or brown to look effortless."

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Next Up: Spring/Summer 2023 Fashion Trends: 21 Expert-Approved Looks You Need to See

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

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.