3 French-Girl Ways To Dress Up Your Jeans

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We’re pretty certain jeans occupy the most space in every French girl’s wardrobe. The easy staple is the cornerstone of Gallic style for any season. Thus, these ladies are the ultimate inspiration when we want to elevate our own jeans—whether skinny, straight or flared—beyond the typical T-shirt pairing. The secret lies in incorporating pieces that add polish yet evoke an I’m-not-trying-at-all vibe. Here, three chic outfit formulas Parisiennes can’t get enough of.

French-Girl Jeans Outfits

Model and Rouje founder Jeanne Damas in Paris.

When French girls want to amp up a white tee and kick-flare jeans for a polished result, they reach for a sleek topper. Try an elegant velvet double-breasted number with ladylike slingback pumps. Top with a simple pendant necklace and a sleek leather shoulder bag.

Play with colors via a vibrant bouclé jacket with frayed hem over skinny jeans for a French take on boho chic. Layer a fitted turtleneck sweater under and accessorize with a bucket bag, hoop earrings and flat mules.

Dress up a rigid straight-leg pair with a plunging satin top for evening. Throw on leather ankle boots, a clutch and geometric stud earrings for off-duty cool.