7 Chic Ways French Women Wear a Basic T-Shirt

Allyson Payer

If you think about it, the pillars of the average French woman's wardrobe are basics. You've got jeans, blazers, ankle boots, cardigans, midi dresses, miniskirts, and of course, T-shirts. French women are not sloppy dressers by nature, so you won't see most of them throwing on a baggy T-shirt, leggings, and flip-flops and calling it a day. Their T-shirt outfits are simple, but you can tell some thought went into them.

I don't know about you, but pretty much all I want to wear lately are T-shirts, and I'm in need of some fresh inspiration. So I scrolled through Instagram for a good 75 minutes (yep) and found seven T-shirt outfits that I've spotted on repeat on French women. Keep scrolling to shop the easy pieces needed to recreate them for yourself.

Graphic Tee + Pleated Miniskirt + Sneakers

Aside from the fact that pleated skirts are back, in general, this outfit is something fun and different to add into your T-shirt outfit rotation.

Shop the outfit:

Ganni UFO and Logo-Print Cotton T-shirt (£75)

H&M Pleated Skirt (£15)

Nike Daybreak Sneakers (£80)

Blazer + T-Shirt + Long Shorts + Sporty Sandals

This outfit is filled with so many trends (oversized blazer, long shorts, sporty sandals, chain necklace) yet it still looks so classic.

Shop the outfit:

Topshop Black Soft Single Breasted Suit Blazer (£41)

Arket Crew-Neck T-shirt (£15)

LouLou Studio Bermuda Pleated Linen Shorts (£200)

Vince Vince (£195)

Ribbed T-Shirt + Wide-Leg Trousers + Trainers

If you need a break from wearing jeans, wide-leg trousers are a great, summer-friendly alternative. Any shoe style will work here, but trainers are great for obvious comfort-related reasons.

Shop the outfit:

Ninety Percent Ninety Percent (£50)

Madewell Slim Emmett Wide-Leg Crop Pants (£83)

Reebok Reebok Club C 85 Trainers White Grey Gum (£65)

White T-Shirt + Denim Cutoffs + Ballet Flats

All of these outfits are great, but this is probably the one I'll wear the most this summer. The shorts are the perfect length, the T-shirt is the perfect amount of slouchy, and the accessories are the perfect amount of elevated.

Shop the outfit:

Ninety Percent Ninety Percent (£40)

& Other Stories High Rise Denim Shorts (£45)

Aeydē Aeydē (£175)

Graphic Tee + Black Skinny Jeans + Animal-Print Boots

This outfit may not be groundbreaking but French girls love it and it works every time.

Shop the outfit:

Réalisation Baby Hercules Tee (£65)

J Brand Ruby Cropped High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans (£230)

By FAR Sofia Booties (£315)

Trench Coat + T-Shirt + Loose Jeans + Chunky Boots

This combination of pieces proves that a trench coat need not be boring. When paired with the distressed jeans and cool accessories, it's anything but.

Shop the outfit:

H&M Puff-Sleeved Trenchcoat (£80)

H&M Cotton T-Shirt ($13)

Agolde Mid-Rise Straight Jeans (£223)

Vagabond Kenova Lugged Chelsea Boots (£90)

Blazer + Concert Tee + Jeans + Boots

The French love their blazers and jeans. To make it a bit more fun, wear them with a concert tee and statement boots.

& Other Stories Linen Blend Oversized Blazer (£95)

Shop the outfit:

One by Daydreamer Pink Floyd Headmaster Weekend Tee (£56)

Boyish The Billy Jeans (£158)

Aeydē Ivy Snake-Effect Leather Ankle Boots (£345)

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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