We’re all a little obsessed with French girl style. No question about it, Parisian women seem to be effortless in all they do: perfectly straight leg jeans, beret and croissant in hand all included. But, as we’ve come to learn in recent months, cool, French girl style is undergoing a shift.
Gone are the white T-shirts and cropped ankle boots. In their place, cowboy shapes, fringing, beige suiting and supple leather coats are taking on their own form. Becoming the new French woman uniform, a new crop of trends are slowly but surely creeping into the our wardrobes. So when Paris Fashion Week rolled around earlier this month, we thought it best to go straight to the source.
Enlisting the help of Sara Crampton, the powerhouse founder and buyer behind The Undone, we’ve tracked down four major sartorial trends that were everywhere in Paris's street style this season. From the colour palette you need to know to the sandal worth investing in, Crampton breaks down the must-have French girl pieces to know (and invest in!) now.
“We've seen the neutral trend run with predominantly camels and beige, however AW19 the tone goes darker to a deep chocolate brown. We'll see this with clothing, accessories, shoes and bags so you can dip your toe in or go all out.”
Christopher Esber pleated knit skirt, $490; at TheUndone.com
“Puffer coats have been making a return for some time, and whether it's elongated and full-coverage or short and structured, it is clear from the streets of Paris Fashion Week that they are here to stay this winter. We saw them expertly layered over tailored coats or oversized blazers for a more refined look than previous seasons.”
Nanushka 'Hide' Puffer Jacket, $720; at TheUndone.com
“The strappy ‘90s inspired sandal continues to gain strength. Seen in a kitten heel, mid block heel and sandal, you'll be able to find this much loved sandal is a range of dark chocolate browns, nudes and cream.”
Christopher Esber 'Valeria' heel, $675; at TheUndone.com
“Whether it's a subtle tartan cuff on an oversized trench, a weighty buffalo check á la Dior, or a tailored suit in a delicate plaid, this trend was certainly strong on both the runway and the streets.”
Nanushka 'Zarina' skirt, $475; at TheUndone.com