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10 Chic French Wardrobe Staples For Spring

10 Chic French Wardrobe Staples For Spring

French women are chic no matter the time of the year but when it comes to the spring season, there are 10 chic French wardrobe staples to have in your closet. These are the pieces you can continue to wear each spring season to look stylish and classic.

Here are the 10 pieces for spring to be chic like a French woman. You may already own some of these pieces because they are so classic. Thanks to the French wardrobe philosophy of quality over quantity, you can wear these French spring staples for years to come and still look chic, polished, and elevated like a French girl.

  • Blazer
  • Trench Coat
  • Cardigan
  • Shirt Dress
  • Straight Leg Denim
  • Relaxed Button Down
  • Smart Trousers
  • Straw Tote
  • Mary Janes
  • Ballet Flats

Chic French Shirt Dress For Spring

Woman wearing white dress with market bag and sandals as part of a french wardrobe classic.

The perfect and versatile shirt dress can be worn many ways and dressed up for work or worn casually on the weekends. You will see French women wearing a shirt dress with flats, high sandals, and espadrilles.

Each spring when I have been to Paris, I see shirt dresses more and more. They are practical, chic, and an essential part of spring.

A few of my favorites are this Adèle Dress from Sézane and also the Raquel Dress, which I own in blue and black.

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French Trench Coats For Spring

Woman wearing dark denim with sandals, and a short trench coat in front of a french mantle showing wardrobe basics for spring.

A trench coat is always part of the French essentials wardrobe for any season. French women like to wear them in spring with denim, trousers, and even dresses. They are a staple in every French woman’s closet.

Popular and stylish options are the Sézane Scott Trench as well as the Clyde Trench (which sells out quickly). This season you will also find short trench coats on the streets of Paris as well.

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Chic French Cardigans

Woman looking in mirror wearing black and white cardigan with dark denim and slingbacks.

French women consider knitwear one of the key French wardrobe essentials any time of the year. They love to wear them with silk camis and denim for a sexy yet casual allure. For an elevated look, try a longer cardigan with a pair of dark denim.

My favorite cardigan for the season is this one from Alex Mill, it’s so chic and classic. I am wearing a small and it’s a perfect fit.

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Straight Leg Denim For Spring

Woman wearing crop denim with white top and purse for chic French wardrobe basics.

Straight-leg denim is a staple for French women and the spring season is no exception. Wear the denim with sandals and sneakers for spring.

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Chic French Blazers For Spring

Woman in white blazer with flare denim and black handbag taking a selfie.

Blazers are an essential piece in any French woman’s closet and for good reason. A blazer is classic, and timeless, and can instantly elevate an outfit during any season.

Wear a linen or cotton blazer in Spring to stay comfortable and stylish. Wear the blazer with a pair of denim and sandals or sneakers, a silk cami, and a chic straw tote or leather bag.

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French Girl Trousers For Spring

Graphic of brown trousers with white top and slingbacks for spring french look.

Trousers are a chic wardrobe staple to have because they are so versatile. You can easily dress them up with slingbacks and button-down tops. Or, you can wear them casually with a denim jacket, t-shirt, and sneakers for the spring season.

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Chic Ballet Flats For Spring

Denim, ballet flats, trench coat for a chic french wardrobe look.

Ballet flats are a wardrobe staple for a French woman during any season but especially during spring. They will wear them casually with denim and skirts or more dressed up with trousers.

This spring ballet flats can be found in a variety of colors and styles as well. My favorite way to wear a ballet flat is the French way of course, denim, a cami or t-shirt, and a blazer.

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Spring French Mary Janes

Tweed Inspired jacket and black denim along with mary janes for a chic french spring look.

This season Mary Jane shoes are having a moment and are more classic and on-trend than ever, however, they are always a chic wardrobe staple for French women season after season.

They are classic and timeless and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. You can find Mary Jane’s in various styles, either heeled or flat. My favorite Mary Jane’s for the season are from Sézane.

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Chic French Girl Straw Tote

Navy cashmere top with white denim and sandals for a chic french spring look.

A French market bag is one of these quintessential French things all French women own. French women are notorious for using French market bags specifically for the farmer’s markets, vacationing in the south of France, and everyday use.

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Chic French Button Downs

Black linen pants with a blue and white stripe top, black heeled sandals, and bag.

One of the mainstays for the French girl’s Spring style is a great-looking button-down. This top is so versatile and classic and goes with anything. Opt for a classic white button-down or go with an Oxford blue or even a blue and white stripe button-down. In Spring and Summer choose fabrics like light cotton or even linen.

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