In Partnership with Karl Lagerfeld Paris

These French-Girl Looks Will Have You Booking A Trip To Paris This Spring

by Audrey Williams

Call it spring fever or simply an excuse to buy a new wardrobe, but we can’t stop dreaming about our next getaway. Though it’s tempting to plan an impromptu trip to a more far-flung locale, Paris always lands at the top of our list for so many reasons: the city’s opulent architecture, rich history, and world-class restaurants are a clear draw, but we return to the city to recapture that elusive idea of joie de vivre. That sense of joyful, easy living is contagious and so elegantly expressed through Parisian style, which is why we can’t help but take notes whenever we visit.

While there’s clearly enough inspiration to spare, we’ve partnered with Karl Lagerfeld Paris to curate a go-to set of looks inspired by the tried-and-true sights of the city (and slightly beyond). From the Jardin du Luxembourg in bloom to the gilded opulence of Palace of Versaille, the locales alone will inspire you to dust off your passport, pack your bags, and book the next flight out of town. Below, find the Paris-inspired picks we’re loving right now.


The magical charm of the Jardin du Luxembourg in spring is reason enough to book a trip to Paris.

French women know the the importance of a classic crepe wrap dress in one's wardrobe. Choose one inspired by the gardens, like this floral midi-length style with delicate ruffle detailing. Complete the look with a baby blue trench and bright heeled sandals — perfect for an afternoon stroll through fragrant poppies, pansies, geraniums, and peonies.


From the glittering Hall of Mirrors to the opulence of the Queen’s Grand Apartments, the Palace of Versailles is equal parts history and beauty, deserving of a quintessentially Parisian look.

There are just some style staples that are essential to French style — the tailored tweed bouclé jacket being one of them. Paired with a crisp collared blouse, button-front skirt, and a petite heel, you have a look that is both prim and polished, much like the palace itself.


The charming Canal Saint-Martin flows through the heart of Paris, giving locals a waterfront escape for the warmer days of spring.

The French have mastered nautical style in a way that inspires our favorite beachside looks, from the iconic marinière to the classic red, white, and blue palette. An effortless jumpsuit and classic boater hat channels this styling in a modern way; all together, this is the perfect ensemble for a cruise down the Canal Saint-Martin.


Paris is known the world over for its museums, from the Louvre to the Musée d’Orsay. You could spend a whole day roaming the collections, taking in some of the most coveted art in the world within the walls of the former Beaux-Arts railway station.

Comfort is key when you're traversing centuries of art history in the space of a few days. Because the French never sacrifice style for comfort, a relaxed-yet-polished outfit — like this lightweight patterned jacket, tailored pants, and walkable block-heeled mules — is the perfect accompaniment to a day spent with Rembrandt and van Gogh.

Of course, the true spirit of French-girl fashion is all in the attitude: how you carry yourself has everything to do with the final effect. But with these simple wardrobe staples, you'll have everything you need to create postcard-worthy looks — whether you catch the next flight to Paris or get your inspiration stateside.