The 6-Piece French-Girl Summer Wardrobe

Last updated: July 13, 2021

French It girls seem to stand out for their effortless style and sex appeal. Especially in the summertime, the nonchalant elegance is always associated with French women. It’s pretty easy to incorporate the French style into your daily outfits, as a Parisian wardrobe consists of minimal, elevated basics, classic silhouettes and dainty details that take an outfit from ordinary to chic. Embrace the neutral color palette and add solid shades like navy, white, and red, as well as earthy tones like tan and rust. From the printed sundresses to cute swimsuits and basket bags, scroll down to see the French-style staples made for sun-filled days and breezy nights. Here are the top 6 essentials to master the Parisian chic look.

1) Cat-Eye Sunglasses Retro Sunnies

So chic and Frenchy, cat-eye sunnies are an effortless way to nail a vintage look. Opt for a pair of slight white sunnies to add a classic flair to your outfit. Style them with cute midi dresses and airy skirts and a nice blouse on top. 

2) Printed Midi Dress

When French women wear prints, they often go for seasonless patterns. To make your outfit seem elegant, embrace prints like polka dots, gingham and simple florals, which will always be in style. A printed midi dress with a little side slit paired with espadrilles and a cute straw bag is the ultimate French morning summer look you are looking for!

3) One-Piece Swimsuit

The one-piece swimsuit is one of the classic French staples that flatters all body types. Every chic girl prefers a one-piece swimsuit either it’s printed, with low necklines or cut-out details. Style over a pareo, classic pair of sandals, and a large tote bag to head over to the sea. Alternatively, wear a retro silhouette swimsuit as a top and match it with white pants and kitten heel sandals.

4) Straight-Leg Jeans

When it comes to basics, French girls know pretty well how to make a simple outfit seem elegant and chic. A pair of straight-leg jeans, a white tee, and flat sandals are the go-to look of a French girl. Try strappy sandals with full-length straight-leg jeans mixed with a cropped tee for a night dinner date. 

5) Pinstripe Shirts

Nothing screams more French than the timeless striped shirts. Whether long-sleeved or short, this basic piece can be styled in a bunch of different ways. With linen shorts and high-rise trousers, over a swimsuit on the beach, or even as a dress with a nice belt to accentuate the waist. A striped button-down shirt is an absolute must for summer, that works for any occasion. Opt for oversized button-down shirts as they are more versatile and easy to style.

Extra tip: Look at the men’s section as there are many options and designs especially if you wanna embrace the oversized look. 

6) Woven Bags

The ultimate summer carryall – a woven bag can compliment any look. For a day at the beach, a morning stroll in the city, or a long day at work, a large straw bag is truly a French women’s summer staple accessory. Whether you prefer a straw, raffia, jute or rattan woven bag, there’s a woven wonder for every fashion taste and style. This type of bag gives a fresh take on a laid-back outfit, goes perfectly with a maxi sundress, or a pair of high-waisted shorts and an off-shoulder top.  

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