Building a wardrobe with a strong collection of classic pieces is a surefire way to always look stylish. No matter what the trends of the moment are, you can draw on staples that will never go out of style. And it seems this is something French girls are well versed in. While they’re not afraid of taking the occasional fashion risk, we’ve noticed that their looks are almost always rooted in timeless pieces and well-cut basics. Curious to know more about the prized items they’ve found over the years, we chatted with French girls to find out the classic pieces they would never toss.
“Basics are pretty much all I wear every day,” Parisian Sabina Socol told Who What Wear. Items like straight-leg jeans and boxy outerwear are the building blocks of her wardrobe, and it’s no surprise that these are also the pieces she would never get rid of. Similarly, Parysatis Peymani admitted her affection for vintage-inspired denim, explaining, “I wear them five days a week, and I would never get rid of them.” But how does this fit into the French take on fashion? Sarah Nait summed it up nicely, “In my opinion, the iconic ‘French style’ can be defined as a capsule wardrobe composed of perfectly tailored clothes and statement pieces that work with your silhouette.”
Sounds good to us. Keep reading to see which French fashion staples stylish women would never toss from their closets.