At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we (and the rest of the fashion-loving population, for that matter) can’t get enough of French-girl style. Blame it on the Parisian It girls and designers we’ve been fawning over since their conception, but French girls simply have this je ne sais quoi about them that we can’t get enough of. Of course, while the idea of fully achieving the effortless aesthetic may be slightly out of reach, these affordable French brands are making it so much easier.
That's not to say that the classic French houses don’t have their time and place, but when you want to know what French girls are actually wearing in their day-to-day lives, these brands have you covered. Plus, they won’t cost you an entire month’s paycheck. The affordable French brands ahead are cool while maintaining that Parisian charm of being both trend-forward and classic. Basically, you’ll look like a true Parisian without trying too hard or spending too much. Keep reading to see the chic (and affordable) French brands your favorite Parisian girls swear by.
1. Maison Cléo
Between the made-to-order pieces and the mother-daughter duo behind the brand, Maison Cléo will feel like your local artisan designer with each piece you buy.
Maisoncléo Anna Cropped Tie-Detailed Silk-Cloqué Blouse ($290)
I'm not sure what I love more, the texture of this top or the fact that it comes with a coordinating scrunchie.
Maisoncléo Finola Silk-Organza Mini Dress ($385)
There are so many ways you can wear this dress.
Maisoncléo Anna Silk-Cloqué Mini Skirt ($270)
Maison Cléo Anita Black Silk ($179)
This top is more versatile than you think.
With jeans that have a history of selling out, Sézane gives you all of the French-girl necessities you could want in your closet.
Sézane The Brut Sexy Jean ($125)
There’s a reason these keep selling out.
Sézane Carlotta Dress ($250)
The ultimate summer dress.
Sézane Tomboy Shirt ($110)
A wardrobe staple as classic as ever.
Sézane Melanie Espadrilles ($120)
Master French-girl style once and for all.
Founded by fashion girl Anne-Laure Mais Moreau, this brand is behind the fitted cardigan you’ve been seeing everywhere (and many other It-girl favorites).
Musier Sue Cardigan ($137)
A cardigan is always a good idea.
Musier Samantha Top ($98)
Musier Phoebe Dress ($181)
A summertime staple.
Musier Rachel Jacket ($252)
You'll get so much wear out of this.
This is another brand founded by one of our favorite It girls, Jeanne Damas. Rouje provides you with all of the cool, chic pieces that will fill your friends with sartorial envy.
Rouje Gabin Dress ($200)
This pretty dress comes in so many print options.
Rouje Ronny Cardigan ($170)
The cardigan that's all over Instagram.
Rouje Swan Pants ($150)
Wear these with a pair of boots or heels.
Rouje Aldo Blouse ($160)
Good luck not getting compliments in this top.
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