If there’s one thing that French fashion girls know how to do, it’s champion a chic basic. Whether it’s a simple white-tee-and-jeans combo, a timeless tote or ageless outwear, it’s undoubtedly part of the reason that they’re known for their effortless and age-defying style.
As always, we’re ready and willing to glean any new insights into the workings of a Parisian wardrobe, so we did a bit of research to try and identify the recurring themes in the summer outfits of Instagram’s most stylish. You’ll be pleased to hear that they’re all unbelievably easy to incorporate into your own new-season capsule—you may even have a couple of the below items sitting in your wardrobe right now. It’s all about refreshing them with a bit of Gallic glamour.
So without further ado, we present to you the five basics that we’ve spotted on French girls this summer. Take notes and prepare to reap the rewards.