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.

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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.

Raina Necklace

$95

Elizabeth and James

Crawford Cocktail Clutch

$198

Botkier

Slingback Alexa Pumps

$595

Casadei

Cotton T-Shirt

$10

H&M

Lou High-Rise Flared Jeans

$290

M.I.H. Jeans

Velvet Double Breasted Coat

$695

FRAME

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.

Curve Earrings

$98

Laura Lombardi

Delroy Mule

$108

Splendid

Bissett Bag

$350

Staud

Roll-Neck Wool-Knit Sweater

$599

Stella McCartney

Frayed Jacket

$90

Zara

The High Rise Skinny Jean

$68

Everlane

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.

Large Calder Studs

$150

Bing Bang NYC

Push-Lock Circular Clutch

$59

Charles & Keith

Sofia Leather Boot

$529

By Far Shoes

Cliff High-Rise Straight-Leg Cropped Jeans

$231

Isabel Marant Etoile

The Bianca

$140

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