How To Dress Like A Cool French Girl
How To Dress Like A Cool French Girl

How To Dress Like A Cool French Girl

From the perfect pair of boots to the ultimate tweed jacket, stylish Parisian influencer Aida –@Aida.Bdji on Instagram – shares the essential pieces in her transitional capsule wardrobe…
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Black Boots

Lia Leather Boots, £259 | Flattered

Black boots are an autumn/winter must-have, but they’re also great when you’re transitioning your wardrobe into spring. Most French girls wear classic Chelsea boots, with a bit of chunkiness and edge to them, which looks cool with denim and spring dresses. I have a pair from Flattered – a Scandinavian brand which makes all its shoes in Spain.

Tweed Jackets

Pocket Tweed Jacket, £69.99 | Mango

Cropped jackets are staging a comeback this year, and the tweed fabrication is a classic French style. Lean into the preppy trend and wear one with a miniskirt and loafers, or go more casual with a high-waisted pair of cropped jeans. No matter your style, there’s a way to wear these jackets. My favourites are from & Other Stories and W Concept – a Korean fashion marketplace. 

Chic Leggings

Seamless Leggings, £17.99 | Zara

If you have an hourglass body shape, finding the perfect jeans can be a struggle – so much so I often just wear a pair of leggings instead. I know they’re a bit of a love-hate piece, but the comfort aspect and versatility always wins me over.

A Cool Crossbody

Mino Case, €490 | Yeba

You’ll rarely see French women without a sleek crossbody – stylish and functional in equal measure. The piece I wear almost every day is from a luxury Belgian brand called YEBA which puts a cool twist on timeless shapes – and the quality is incredible.

Straight-Fit Jeans

Dahlia Straight Jeans, £79 | ARKET

Although I don’t wear jeans that much, denim is still a must-have in your wardrobe. My favourites are the straight-leg jeans from ARKET. I love that they can be styled casually with sneakers or dressed up with heels in the evening.

A Classic Crossbody

Small Tess Bag, £1,490 | Chloé

While a simple black or white crossbody is always useful, adding another one in a more interesting colour can inject some personality into your look. I love this Chloé one. It fits all of my essentials, and the big straps and gold details look really cool.

Statement Sunnies

MU59U Round-Frame Sunglasses, £263 | Miu Miu

These are the sunnies I always go back to. So flattering on my face shape, they’re in constant rotation now spring is coming and are great for spicing up a classic look.

Spring Trench

Cotton Trench Coat, £139.99 | Mango

Trench coat season is finally here and a piece like this gives any look an instantly smart but cooler feel – even if it's just layered over loungewear. The high street does great trenches at a reasonable price. 

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