French women are famous for their impeccable style, and if you find yourself strolling down the streets of Paris, it’s easy to see why. They have a command of easily mixing tailored basics with classic wardrobe staples that always read as endlessly chic. But what do these stylish women wear when they’re traveling away from the French cities they inhabit?
I studied the travel photos many of them have posted on Instagram to find out which items they always pack in their suitcases. To no surprise, many of these pieces—like cashmere sweaters and straight-leg jeans—are ones they regularly wear in their hometowns. Others are functional travel items or destination-specific essentials that you wouldn’t spot them wearing at home. Ahead, see the 10 items French women never travel without.
French women all own timeless cashmere sweaters, a staple they wear and own for years. The basic is the perfect item to throw in a suitcase for the fall and winter.
Reformation Cropped Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater ($148)
Another essential? Classic white sneakers, which are the perfect comfortable shoes for exploring a new city by foot.
Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers ($150)
Printed dresses are the French-approved necessity for a warm-weather holiday.
Réalisation Vivienne Dress ($250)
Midi skirts are perfect for travel because they easily transition from day to night.
alice + olivia Maeve Slip Skirt ($265)
French girls never leave home without a great pair of versatile dark jeans.
Current/Elliott The Vintage Crop High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($230)
Tropical holidays require slip dresses.
ASOS Cami Slip Dress ($29)
A practical but stylish leather bag is a must when heading on vacation.
Little Liffner Baby Boss Croc-Effect Leather Tote ($455)
French girls love their blazers and always bring them on vacation—whether they're wearing them with jeans or throwing them over a printed dress.
H&M Fitted Blazer ($40)
You won't spot many people wearing swimsuits in Paris, but when French girls travel to an oceanside destination, they always pack a one-piece.
Solid & Striped The Nina Swimsuit ($178)
Boots are another shoe style you'll always spot French girls wearing on their travels.
BY FAR Este Leather Ankle Boots ($560)
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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.
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