I'm French and an Easy-Outfit Enthusiast—These 5 Items Are My Favorites

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We routinely turn to French women, in particular, for that effortless and forward style direction. What can we say, their pared-down approach to fashion and that je ne sais quoi is just quite appealing.

One Parisian woman that especially gets it is Franny Monzemba. The Paris-based influencer (who is launching a vintage clothing website in October) mixes vintage pieces with current items to create the easy outfits she loves to wear on the regular. Given her enthusiasm for ensembles that are uncomplicated yet still incredibly chic, we thought we’d tap her to provide an exact list of the specific simple pieces she swears by in her day-to-day life.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling to uncover the five easy items Franny mixes with her other timeless and trend-forward pieces to build her most favorite looks. Here, we’re talking about everything from polished separates to modern outerwear picks. Go on, and if you’re shopping at the moment, you’ll also find a range of inspired picks as well.

1. Pleated Skirt

"Pleated skirts are essential to include in this list because they're timeless. I like combining them with a variety of printed pieces so the look does not become too strict or boring."—Franny

Shop skirts:

Topshop Pleated Faux Leather Midi Skirt ($75)

H&M Pleated Skirt ($40)

Mango Faux-Leather Skirt ($80)

Halogen Pleated Midi Skirt ($32)

2. Blazer

"I love blazers with an oversize cut especially."

Shop blazers:

Madewell Dorset Blazer ($168)

H&M Oversized Jacket ($35)

Collusion Blazer ($48)

Lioness The Don Jacket ($99)

3. Straight-Leg Jeans

"Obviously, having good jeans is a major asset because they will accompany you for a long time. My two favorites right now are vintage Levi's that I wear with absolutely everything."

Shop jeans:

Levi's Ribcage Straight Ankle Jeans ($98)

Agolde Lana Low Rise Vintage Straight Jeans ($188)

Good American Good Straight Jeans ($181)

Edwin Cai Jeans ($198)

4. Printed Dress

"In late summer and early fall, light dresses are still the order of the day. I like it when I can mix boots or a pair of sneakers with a blazer or trench coat."

Shop dresses:

All in Favor Floral Print Midi Dress ($59)

& Other Stories Gingham Waist Tie Midi Dress ($129)

Eloquii Puff Sleeve Square Neck Midi Dress ($120)

Topshop Leopard Print Mock Wrap Midi Dress ($75)

5. Effortless Accessories

"I don't have a particular style set—I wear and accessorize as I please. I can wear this look very well at work or on weekends in boots, sneakers, or with ballerinas. An effortless, comfortable look. For the bags, they must be very practical—small or large."

Shop accessories:

Marc Fisher Yale Chelsea Boots ($180)

Staud Soft Moon Bag ($395)

Sam Edelman Justina Chelsea Boots ($180)

By FAR Rachel Cognac Grained Leather Bag ($475)

J.J. Gray Arthur Shoes ($350)

Next, check out the items French women buy on Amazon.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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