There’s no denying that French women have enviable style—even for the least envious of us. Perhaps most enviable is the security in knowing that your style will age well in photos, which stands in stark contrast to my current archives. Although French style is usually simple and streamlined, there’s always a je ne sais quoi cool factor that makes us all perk up and pay attention. The good news is French women often shop at many of the same stores as the rest of us, so the look is within reach. If you really pay attention, you’ll start to notice recurring themes within their style—namely trend-proof, elevated basics that define a capsule wardrobe.
You’ll want to have your screenshot fingers and credit cards readied before you start scrolling down to check out the seven French looks that will gain you automatic chic points. I’ve added so many timeless pieces below including cozy jackets from COS and bright basics from Zara that you’ll be able to wear over and over again. Happy shopping!