The Black Boyfriend Jean
While this may seem obvious, all French women have discovered the secret to the black jean. Opting for a light black wash in a baggier style, often paired with a signature knit and matching sunglasses, gives the tried-and-true classic a modern update.
The Checked Blazer
Do like the original French cool-girl, Jeanne Damas, and pair a classic checked blazer with a chunky knit, blue jeans and ankle boots for the ultimate in Parisian dressing. Some others have even paired the signature style with a little black dress and boots.
The Statement Jacket
While arguably a little harder to pull off, the statement jacket has almost become synonymous with French style. From longline coats with faux fur detailings to puffy sleeves and leather straps, there's really no wrong answer when it comes to this signature. Pair with a classic blue jean, and you could be walking the streets of Paris Fashion Week.
The Pilgrim Collar
The pilgrim collar saw its resurgence this year, seen on the runways of Gucci, Miu Miu and Ganni (just to name a few). Oversized options, like the '80s-inspired pilgrim collar are currently on the rise, and have quickly made their way into the wardrobes of French women everywhere.
The Chunky Boot
Cult-favourite designer brands The Row and Bottega Veneta are leading this trend back around, providing us with the perfect excuse to keep the chunky shoe alive as the temperature drops. And best believe the fashion set are already on board.
Sticking to the less is more approach, invest in classic accessories that you’ll love forever. Gold hoops and a chunky chain necklace are always a good choice.