Hey there! How about getting some inspiration from Parisian chic street style? In today’s post, I want to share with you awesome tips on how to dress like a French woman. As you all know, France is the country of love, fashion, and elegance, that’s why many designers and brands are inspired by the beauty of this country. Anyway, we are here to see elegant and refined clothing combinations that for sure will make you noticed in the streets. If you want yourself that awesome French woman wardrobe, then you better see this compilation of the best suggestions to start your fashion journey. You are going to see outstanding editors, bloggers, models and stylists images where they appear in the streets of Paris wearing absolutely gorgeous clothing combinations. The first rule of French-inspired looks is the focus on interesting shapes and textures, but keep it simple, without too many embellishments.
That’s a wow effect look that consists of a black fur beret and black-white checkered coat.
French women do wear lots of black and grey. But everything is up to you, as you can choose something more comfortable in bright colors and patterns, better stick to those shades that make you look and feel confident. Leave sparkling garments at home and forget about those shiny and glittery dresses with high heels. But do not keep it too much street and sports style addicted, I mean, you better avoid wearing tracksuits and gym shoes. Why? Well, tracksuit is for the gym and the sparkling dress is for New Year’s Eve. Go for fitted pants, comfy and functional separates.
Dark blue lace top looks fantastic with skinny jeans and low-heel pointed-toe pumps in glossy black leather:
Keep it bright and cool with a simple striped top and A-line red skirt:
The silken black V-neck top looks awesome with indigo skinnies and pointed toe pumps:
Jean blazer is a must-have for wearing with light grey tee and white ankle length slim-fit jeans:
Light beige coat is a must-have style for wearing with striped tee and high-waist black skinny jeans. Don’t forget about those flat black leather pumps:
If you want yourself something bright, then go for a tailored white jacket cinched at the waist with a skinny belt and updated with midi black quilted skirt:
Simplicity is the key! Go for a white casual tee, cool skinnies and black blazer:
How about updating your sexiness? We see a low back slim-fit top with micro black and white checked pencil-skirt:
Simple white day dress looks simple but stylish:
Don’t forget about statement scarves! Black jacket will for sure look awesome styled with a cozy, plaid scarf, cool skinnies and high-heel pumps. Finish the look by adding Wayfarers:
Another statement scarf is worn with relaxed fit black coat, black skinnies and matching color booties:
Cool Houndstooth poncho looks fun and cool worn atop white sweater what is tucked in cuffed, ripped boyfriends. In love with black loafers:
White cable knit sweater looks terrific with black leggings and cool black Perfecto:
Parisian chic girl appears in this image. She wears cool blazer, simple tee tucked in beige, flared mini skirt:
Black velvet coat looks impressive worn atop nautical striped dress:
Striped top or a shift dress…ghmm…good question:
When it feels like you are ballerina. We see long-sleeve black top paired with tulle skirt:
How about this summery outfit? We see deep V-neck tee worn half-tucked in mini-shorts:
Magic world. We see cat-eye sunnies, eye-print white pullover and mini skirt:
Nautical striped pullover and dark blue pants, that’s what I call Parisian awesomeness:
Keep it relaxed and sexy by wearing a white printed shift:
Wrap shortened blazer will for sure look awesome styled with a summery high-neck dress:
How about a flamingo print white coat, it does look modern and very French chic inspired. By the way, if you do like a Summer Parisian style, then you definitely should check the post I shared with you. There are lots of great summer street style ideas that French women wear these days. You gonna be wowed to see a blazer dress and the way it looks paired with fur combat boots, so check it and let me know your thoughts:
It’s all about stripes. We see a striped top tucked in high-waist black skirt. Finish the look by adding rounded white frame sunglasses, envelope clutch and classic sandals:
Totally black look can work as well. Try on a rib knit sweater and team it with an eye-catching midi skirt:
Long-sleeve striped crop-top looks impressive styled with high-rise ankle length trousers:
Black top and slim-fit blue bottoms, a perfect combination:
The striped long-sleeve top looks great tucked in black shorts and teamed with black tights:
Camel beige colored outfit is a must-have for those ladies who want something unique and individual. Go for a nice fedora, knitted oversized sweater, relaxed skirt and white sneakers:
I am in love with this vintage looking outfit that consists of an olive green colored cardigan, white dotted summer dress and light brown leather shoulder bag:
The monochrome look is something chic and sophisticated. I love the white top and cuffed high-waisted black trousers:
Totally black outfit is updated with a statement necklace:
Knitwear is an essential thing in your wardrobe:
Update your black outfit with this camel colored coat:
If it’s cold outside, then I advice you to go for a cozy jacket. You can try on trench coat, denim jacket, leather Perfecto or an awesome raincoat for a rainy day. Keep in mind one thing, layering is the key for Parisian women. You can accessorize your outfit by adding a cool scarf wrapping it around your neck. Keep it uncomplicated and go for easy garments and shoes. Speaking of shoes, then I recommend to try on cool flats that are an awesome choice for a gamine French lady. Sometimes it’s even cool to wear half-tucked clothes. Go for a few buttons undone or your boots folded over and leave them a bit unlaced. Sometimes beauty is hidden in unpolished style. Look through these awesome pictures to get the secrets of French style.
23 thoughts on “Parisian Chic Street Style – Dress Like A French Woman”
I am embracing the French women style!!!!! I absolutely love love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree. Live in central Midwest and alas, nowhere to buy well made clothing with classic style.
Oh definitely. I live in the Midwest too and honestly there’s not.
Love it, but I’m a size 12. Would it be lost in translation?
Ruth, I remember being in France visiting family when I was. 16. I saw a lovely French woman who was maybe mid-30s, a little on the heavy side, wearing a bright red leather mini skirt and high heels, get on the back of a motorbike a guy was riding. She was beautiful and stylishly French , no doubt about it , even though she was “pleasantly plump”. I’m sure she was larger than a size 12 and she rocked it!
I love fashion so much its so crazy because.all i have just seen i want them all. Ok.
I do love the French style and the simple sophistication it brings. These pictures are wonderful, I just wish there were pictures of women who are larger than a size 2, like Colettle’s comment above. I think it would give such articles as this more legs to stand on and only confirm that French woman of ALL SIZES dress with such wonderful sense of style.
To be honest, I didn’t even notice that when going through the pictures; I only saw the clothes.
This is a fashion article, not a serious thought piece. (Alas, I can smell the stench of a bunch of SJWs in the distance, salivating with politically sanctioned anger at those pictures….)
It might be easier to understand if you take into consideration the fact that the French are not as obese as, say, England or the United States, generally speaking.
Incidentally, I’d like to point out that you don’t know with any exactitude what the sizes of the women in the pictures are. You can’t say they are all size 2, as your comment implies. Some could be smaller and others larger.
I, too would love to see French style for a size 12-14, however, these all give us great ideas & I love the simple but chic styles.
Loving all of this. Great inspiration!
Love all of these! especially the blazer-simple-tee-tucked-in-to-a-flared-mini-skirt look, and the print-long-sleeved-shirt-tucked-into-a-mine-skirt.
I’m definitely gonna use these ideas as inspiration for my Halloween outfit this year. I’m going to be a Parisian!
That’s been my style all along- Black, grey stripes, leggings & flats. Loved every outfit!
How about dusky or wheat-ish color complexion?
I would like to see some Parisian style for such complexion.
I think theses neutral colors would work on any complexion. If you don’t like black next to your face, for example, you can pick a nice scarf in your favorite colors and wrap it around à la française.
Very nice compilation. Though a lot of that is typical fashion here in Manhattan. Actually a few of the photos you included actually were shot here in Manhattan. :-)
I think you really cannot go wrong with simple CLASSICS. Things do not have to cost a lot. If you look beyond a lot of the garbage at H&M, it is easy to find simple sweaters, slim pants and classic coats. Macy’s is also a great resource for good shoes without having to spend a lot. And nowadays even Amazon has a ton of affordable options.
I Love the French Fashion ! I lived there for 6 months and I can tell you … Just be skinny and you instantly have the french look. I gotta tell you they are not JUST genetically skinny… there is a lot of pressure and there’s not a lot of pleasure ( to eat) . A lot of my colleagues did not eat and instead had a glass of wine or snack . They do however have a very limited closet consisting of HIGH quality items. Some would wear the same trench coat and same shoes for days for years…. So very high quality but not a lot of rotation like we Americans do. I learned to mix and match to get more looks out of my clothes. I am also not saying is good or bad.. just pointing out what I saw. you did a great job in this article, the pics portray Parisian Staples and items… Loved your page.. I think I am becoming a fan ~
You are right about the number of outfits French women have in their armoires! They typically buy higher quality garments and wear them to death. I have seen older women looking very chic in their well-worn Chanel suits, or fur coats that have been around for decades. It’s about quality and simplicity, and not fussing with your clothing all day because it’s good quality and fits well.
Here I am in the 2020 summer of COVID, still coming back to this post and enjoying it again and again. I am an American in the Pacific Northwest, half French by heritage and have always been attuned to continental fashion and style. I love the inspiration this post conveys, I love the way the photos clearly show the ensembles head to toe.
One of the things that helps bring me joy and hope during the pandemic and all of the changes it has brought is planning my outfits each day. These lovely French inspirations are more relevant than ever. Simple basics, easy femininity, comfortable but stylish footwear, and signature accents.
Thank you for this wonderful post that I keep coming back to for its beauty and inspiration!
Very chic but way too much emphasis on jeans. I don’t like them. Generally I find them uncomfortable and wear them rarely. How about some diversity if bottom pieces. The skirts were nice. Any other kinds of pants?? I’ve visited Paris once thus far, and I observed a lot of slim women as well as a lot of smoking. Any connection? One of the nicest things I saw was a woman on the Metro, possibly in her 80’s, looking gorgeous in her minimalist classic clothes, and not trying to look young. Just looking herself, well-groomed, healthy and beautiful!!!
I love these looks and, in fact, do wear some of these pieces, but alas, I’m no longer slender as I’m much older than any of these models. It is a motivation to get my waistline back! That said, in Paris the women aren’t all so well-dressed. I once saw a couple of older gals come into a restaurant wearing denim everything, baggy and faded, and they looked like they had just finished plowing the fields. Compared with decades ago, there are fewer chic-looking Parisians than there once were, just as there are fewer totally French stores. The Champs-Elysées has become too standardized with its car dealerships and chain stores. Alas!