French Style Staples

When it comes to fashion, French women are known for building a wardrobe full of timeless pieces. Dressing effortlessly each season with a few key essential items of transitional clothing that are wardrobe fail-safes offer more versatility and makes outfit planning all the merrier. A French capsule wardrobe typically consists of neutral tops, bottoms and shoes that can be mixed and matched to create classy and casual looks.

Start off by refreshing your wardrobe with a classic white or blue button-up shirt. This staple item can be easily paired with a straight or slim black trouser for the ultimate effortless yet chic look. We highly recommend getting both colours as they can be worn all year round and can be coordinated with other items of clothing. For a more relaxed look, opt for an oversized shirt or a men’s shirt for maximum comfort and casual vibe.

Another classic French staple is a well-fitting pair of straight-leg jeans. Whether they’re blue or black, a great pair of denim jeans come in handy on the days where you feel less adventurous but still want to make an impact. Keep it casual with a pair of ballerina pumps as you head out to run errands or dress it up with black stiletto heels to head into town for a night out. They look effortless with a white t-shirt or tank top to really bring you back to basics or combine it with a nautical blue and white striped top for a sporty yet chic look.

An oversized blazer is a must-have in any capsule wardrobe to pull off a French style look. It elevates all outfits between on- and off-duty style and will work with just about anything in your wardrobe. A dark navy or black blazer will serve its purpose during both hot and cold seasons, giving you plenty of wear. Button it up, wear it open or cinch it at the waist with a statement belt or silk scarf. It’s flattering for all body shapes and will level up your fashion game.

Last but not least, the outerwear that all ladies should have in their wardrobes for practicality: a beige trench coat. It’s easily thrown over the simplest outfits for a carefree look whether you’re heading out to get groceries or meeting a friend for lunch. It’s most effective when worn belted with the collar up for more drama or alternatively, it can be tied at the back and left unfastened. But, if beige isn’t your preferred colour of choice, a black or khaki trench is just as classy.

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