It can be hard to know what to wear these days. It’s freezing one day and suddenly feels like spring the next. Lucky for us, it actually will be spring in just seven days! (Insert flowers, hatching chick, and dancing lady emoji here.) The arrival of spring means its time to store away our puffer coats and chunky turtlenecks in lieu of some lightweight jackets and airy knits. To navigate the tricky in-between-season dressing, we decided to take a peek at how our favorite Parisians approach winter to spring transitional dressing.
One outfit formula that popped up on almost every French girl's Insta feed is the simple yet charming cardigan and jeans combo. Trench coats are also back in full force—ready for those April showers. And the perennially chic combo of midi skirt, knee-high boots, and sweater outfit is a classic and foolproof combination that works perfectly as the temps slowly start to rise. Scroll below for some cool spring outfit ideas all the cool girls are wearing in Paris.
Cozy Cardigan + Jeans
A go-to French-girl favorite for spring. A cute cardigan plus jeans exudes effortless Parisian charm and is apropos for the warmer temps.
Midi Skirt + Knit + Knee-High Boots
French girls have this outfit formula in their back pocket when they want to look instantly chic. Moreover, the boots and sweater will keep you warm in between seasons.
Blazer + Light-Wash Jeans + Ankle Boots
The beauty of a check blazer is that it defies seasons—you can wear it with almost any outfit at any time of year. Pair it with simple light-wash jeans, mock-crock ankle boots and a simple black top like our favorite fashion muse Sabina Socol.
Black Top + Straight-Leg Jeans + Mule Sandals
As always with French style, the simplest outfit formulas can often look the most striking. A chic black top and straight-leg jeans look even better when paired with spring-ready mule sandals and an of-the-moment baguette bag.
Boilersuit + Heels + (Layers)
French muse Chloé of Loulou de Saison shows us that a boilersuit is the perfect easy-breezy spring outfit. Keep the look polished with sleek white heels, and layer a lightweight top underneath to add dimension and warmth.
Floral Maxi + Shearling Jacket
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Voici un choix vestimentaire foireux : robe très (trop) longue des 70s, béret fait en France chopé dans une boutique à Rocamadour qui absorbe bien l'eau, veste en faux mouton loin d'être imperméable et sac seau qui ne ferme pas Bimba Y Lola 👌🏼
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Yes, we all want to wear groundbreaking florals for spring, but while the weather is still unpredictable, throw on a cropped shearling jacket over your frock and a simple tee underneath it for a cool Parisian layered look.
Trench + Sweater + Jeans + Boots
Trench coats are to spring what peanut butter is to jelly. The lightweight raincoat is a staple in practically every French woman's spring wardrobe. Pair it with a classic sweater-jeans-and boot combo for an unequivocally polished look.