10  Staples Every French Woman Has in Her Wardrobe

A plain tee is a foundational piece of the French wardrobe. It’s the perfect item to create a effortlessly-chic outfit. 

A white tee

The French love this staple! For a polished look with a “chic-decontracté” style, pair it with jeans, chic sneakers, and a designer tote.

The Button-Down Shirt

A cotton long-sleeved top with horizontal stripes, also known as “la marinière”, is probably one of the most classic pieces in every French wardrobe.

The Striped Top

Whether thrown over a dress in summer or worn underneath a sleek overcoat in fall, the cardigan is a truly year-round staple.

The Classic Cardigan

A tailored blazer is an essential piece of the French wardrobe. It can also be worn over a classic white tee, a turtleneck, or with a skirt.

The Tailored Blazer

The trench coat is the one item in every French woman’s wardrobe. It’s one of the most iconic pieces of clothing of all time.

The Trench Coat

Throw it over jeans and a cashmere knit; a timeless wool coat is a piece you will return to year after year.

The Classic Coat

The perfect little black dress is the dress that should not be too short, too tight, and neither too revealing nor sexy. 

The Little Black Dress

High-rise straight jeans or “mom jeans” French women definitely know how to rock this versatile piece of clothing. 

The Straight-Leg Jeans

Ballet flats is a bit of a French wardrobe icon; they are comfortable and chic footwear that can be worn with a variety of outfits.

The Ballet Flats