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5 Classic French Girl Inspired Winter Coats

Classic Coats French Girls Are Wearing

Here are the 5 classic and chic coats, French girls are wearing now for the autumn and winter season. I saw these types of coats all over the streets of Paris this November.

The coats are timeless, have neutral color palettes, and can be worn season after season. Plus, they are comfortable and cozy but elevate the most basic outfits.

During the winter months, sometimes I feel like the only part of my outfit people see is my coat. So, I have no problem investing in a beautiful-looking coat because it basically becomes the focal point of my outfit.

Here are coat styles I saw on the streets of Paris that are easy to wear, attainable, and will have you looking chic for the winter season.

Graphic of 6 different pictures of women wearing coats on the streets of Paris.

The Camel Coat

Outfit Details: Sézane Mederick Camel Coat (similar) | Everlane Sweater | Cuyana Silk Pants | Adidas Sneakers | A.P.C. Bag

The camel coat is so timeless and classic and this one from Sézane couldn’t be any more beautiful. Camel is such a beautiful staple during the Winter season, but finding the right shade of camel can be a bit tricky.

You want to make sure it goes with your skin tone and the color doesn’t drown you out. Once you find that perfect one though, you will wear it for years.

I saw Parisian women wearing their camel coats tied like above but also with the straps down and open. You can wear a camel coat casually with pants or jeans and sneakers or dress it up with a long dress or trousers.

The Wool Coat

Outfit 1: Sézane Johnson Coat | Sézane Jacob Jumper | Madewell Perfect Vintage Denim

Outfit 2: Claudie Pierlot Coat (similar) | Mother Denim | & Other Stories Top | Sneakers

Wool is always a staple in any French woman’s closet during the winter season. It not only helps to keep you warm but also looks timeless and is always classic.

Go for a belted version or a shorter version, either one is sure to keep you warm and cozy this winter season.

My favorite wool coats are from Sézane, Mango, and J.Crew. Of course, a navy wool coat is always very chic and Parisian plus it will last for seasons to come.

The Cream Coat

Outfit Details: ba&sh Paris Coat (similar) | Everlane Sweater | & Other Stories Flare Jeans | A.P.C. Bag | Boots

The beautiful and striking cream coat stands out among the rest of the darker colors and looks elegant and tailored. A cream coat tends to look a bit more dressed up but it’s just as easy to wear it casually with jeans as well.

I picked up this ba&sh coat while in Paris in November and couldn’t be happier with the relaxed yet detailed look of the coat. This will be one I will be wearing for years to come.

The Boucle Coat

Outfit Details: ba&sh Paris Coat | MERSEA Sweater | Sézane Bag

A Boucle coat, which comes from the French word boucle, to curl, is a beautiful and soft textured fabric that looks chic, especially in a lighter shade. I saw several women wearing this style of coat in short and long lengths.

This cropped coat from ba&sh Paris, I am wearing XS, is the perfect combination of casual chic yet cool French girl vibes.

The Navy Coat

Outfit Details: Sézane James Coat | Sézane Jacob Jumper | Mother Denim | Sézane Bag | J.Crew Boots

Parisian women wear navy more than anyone else and do it so elegantly and make it look incredibly chic. A favorite color combination of Parisians, in general, is navy and black.

This Sézane James is a favorite coat for the winter season to look timeless and classic. The gold buttons take the coat up a notch.

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  1. Good morning. We are planning on a trip to France ….one stop is Paris. I travel via carry on and tote. Not real sure what to pack…. would all jeans, one dress and one dressy pant be ok ?
    I have nice tops and couple cashmere sweaters. Time of year would be April. In general I wear black and white or all black. Normally wear a fedora. Any advice is welcome. Thank you

    1. Hi Monica-
      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I think what you have planned sounds perfect! Also, comfortable walking shoes either a bootie or sneakers. I have lots of packing lists on the blog to help with some inspiration! Have a wonderful trip.

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