If there’s one thing that is pretty much proven at this point, it’s that French women really know what they’re doing when it comes to their outfits and every fashion piece they have in their closets. In my opinion, they especially shine when it comes to those classic basics that everyone should have in their wardrobes—and they truly know how to wear them well. So what are the basics French women stand behind and how do they style them?
Ahead, I’m breaking down the French basics you’ll spot in every Parisian’s wardrobe, from classic jeans to everyday jewelry to the “grandma” piece Parisians love. Yep, these are the versatile pieces you’ve probably been planning to add to your closet, if you haven’t already, that make a repeat appearance in some of the most stylish outfits around. Scroll down to see the ultimate French-girl basics, and shop my edit.