The 8-Piece French-Girl Summer Wardrobe

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We’ll admit it—we have a thing for French style. This probably doesn’t come as a big surprise, as we’ve investigated everything from the affordable trends in their closets to the cool basics they love. In other words, we’ve done our research, narrowing in on how they achieve that je ne sais quoi, and now, we’re diving into their summer wardrobes.

French It girls such as Leia Sfez, Claire Most, and Anne-Laure Mais seem to line their closets with many of the same coolest pieces of the season and are always providing inspiration for the key pieces to own. Right now, their wardrobes are serving as inspiration for how to perfect the ultimate French-girl summer wardrobe. If you're ready to update your new-season outfits with some key buys, keep reading to see the eight pieces that define French summer style, then shop our favorite pieces.

Summer Dress

A cool summer dress doesn’t require a lot of accessories. Do it the French way by throwing on some gold jewelry, and you’re good to go.

Cult Gaia Leslie Open-Back Knit Mini Dress ($223)

Pretty strappy dresses are a summer must-buy.

Jacquemus Saudade Asymmetric Draped Hemp-Blend Mini Dress ($650)

This Jacquemus piece is perfection.

Reformation Hosby Dress Es ($128)

Throw on a pair of flats or heels, depending on the occasion.

Structured Bag

Add a classic structured bag to your wardrobe year-round. French girls take this bag style with them everywhere.

Nanushka Noya Bag ($477)

The cool hardware makes this a unique pick.

Savette Symmetry Pochette Leather Tote ($330)

Forget digging through your purse—a structured bag makes finding your belongings so much easier.

Tory Burch Lee Radzwill Small Bag ($698)

So versatile.

Crop Tops

Basic tees are now being replaced by fashion-forward crop tops.

Jacquemus Capri Oversized Twisted Linen Cropped Shirt ($315)

This French brand knows a thing or two about wardrobe basics.

Miaou Rowan Top ($125)

Wear this with a pair of slouchy trousers.

Lamarque Melka Top in Bone ($145)

Style this under an oversize blazer.

Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Cat-eye sunglasses are an effortless way to perfect a vintage look. Match a pair of retro white sunnies with a timeless statement blouse.

Oliver Peoples Rishell Sun Sunglasses ($451)

Transparent shades are an easy way to lighten your look.

Le Specs x Solid&Striped Surfside Sunglasses ($99)

Wear these retro-influenced sunglasses with high-waisted jeans and a white tee.

Saint Laurent Narrow Cat Eye Sunglasses ($380)

These pull together any outfit.

Printed Swimsuits

French girls are opting for printed swimsuits this summer. Look out for fun prints like gingham.

Peony Ruched Gingham Swimsuit ($190)

The perfect one-piece.

Violeta Printed Bikini Top ($60)

Wear this bikini with platform sandals.

Shop the matching Printed Bikini Bottoms ($40).

Reina Olga Funky Swimsuit ($165)

I'm loving the '80s vibes this is giving.


Look for skirts with super-micro hemlines. This is the ultimate going-out piece, and honestly, the shorter the better.

Topshop Paperbag Denim Miniskirt ($35)

Style this with an oversize button-down.

Reformation Baker Linen Skirt ($98)

Wear this skirt with a breezy white top.

Naanaa Skirt With Side Slit ($19)

Style this with a padded-shoulder T-shirt.

Relaxed Trousers

Relaxed trousers are carving themselves out to be a fashion-insider staple, and there are so many cool takes you can try out.

Jacquemus Novio Belted High-Rise Hemp-Blend Wide-Leg Pants ($441)

To wear with a cropped sweater.

BDG Skater Wide Leg Chino Pant ($69)

I love these super-wide trousers.

The Frankie Shop Isla Pants ($230)

Just add a bodysuit and thong heels.

Platform Sandals

Platform sandals were basically made for summer. I recommend wearing them with absolutely everything.

Staud Tessa Sandals ($295)

I love the faux-croc finish.

Gia x Pernille Teisbaek Platform Sandals ($445)

A cool puffy take on the trend.

Jacquemus Les Tatanes Lin Sandals ($505)

These are selling out everywhere.

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This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated.

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