Let’s face it: when it comes to effortlessly classic yet casual style, no one does it quite like the French. After all, France is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and is home to some of the most influential brands in the last century.
If you’re looking to expand your personal style, but want to keep it along the lines of easygoing and chic, then taking some fashion cues from actual French women is be the way to go. Keep scrolling to see 10 OOTD ideas to cop for that relaxed, sophisticated look!
10 Chic and Casual Outfits, As Seen on French Influencers
1. Leia Sfez
Leia Sfez shows us just how much of a versatile staple piece a button-down shirt is. Here, she paired it with a simple top and straight-cut jeans. How does she elevate the look? By accessorizing, of course! Chic elements such as the Chanel Classic Flap bag and pointed flats adds flare to the otherwise standard casual look.
2. Jeanne Damas
For all the ladies heading to the beach, a buttoned midi dress can be your best friend! It can double as a swimsuit cover up and a quick, romantic outfit for an oceanside dinner. You can opt for a dress in a similar hue as your swimwear such as French It girl Jeanne Damas for a more seamless effect.
3. Emmanuelle Koffi
Keep black and white outfits far from boring by adding in some statement accessories! Just look at how Emmanuelle Koffi achieved a super cute and preppy look with a chunky white headband and matching chunky heels—a fit that’s straight out of our favorite high school rom-coms!
4. Anne-Laure Mais
If you want to craft an outfit that’s equal parts classy and cute, try mixing and matching pieces in different fabrics! Anne-Laure Mais demonstrates this by wearing a soft knit top with pinstripe slacks. She also used a fun pastel color palette for some liveliness.
5. Sabina Socol
Yes, your comfiest outfit formula is a French fashion favorite, too! Keep things looking fresh and clean like Sabina Socol by going with a classic cardigan and denim jeans combination that fits any weather. Don’t forget to add on some minimalist jewelry for a dainty, romantic touch!
6. Camille Yolaine
Red is basically confidence as a color, so it’s no wonder why it’s a must have hue for all wardrobes! Here, Camille Yolaine wears a red blazer in a fun checkered pattern to match her red lip, which is a signature French makeup look. Keep the rest of the outfit in muted colors for the pop of red to really shine!
7. Lise Pierron
Need ideas for an elevated denim look? This outfit by Lise Pierron successfully breaks away from the denim jumpsuit's painter image with pointed toe boots with a metallic heel and stacks of gold jewelry. Putting her hair up in a high ponytail definitely helped pull the look together, too!
8. Salomé Mory
Gone are the days when sweatshirts and sweatpants are reserved for athletics. For a Sunday stroll around Paris, Salomé Mory wore this brown set and paired it with a Chanel bag (which seems to be a French wardrobe staple) to add a touch of sophistication to the outfit. Finished off with a classic pair of Converse, she created the perfect balance between elegance and comfort.
9. Lamia Lagha
Coordinates are the easiest way to make an outfit that works every time. Take it a step further by opting for a patterned one like Lamia Lagha, and pairing it with a bag in the same color palette!
10. Camille Pidoux
You’ve heard it time and time again, but sometimes less really is more—especially when it comes to such a standout piece like this baby blue dress on Camille Pidoux. She lets the frock take the spotlight by opting for simple black heels and no accessories. The key is to make sure that your statement piece is elaborate enough to stand alone, whether it be because of a bold pattern, color, or details such as the lacy trim of the dress Camille sports.
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