How To Dress Like A French Girl This Fall

By Alyssa Vandermeulen
·  4 min read
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If you don’t already know, the French girl style aesthetic is the perfect amount of sophistication and minimalism, which is just one of the reasons we love it so much.

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A capsule wardrobe of specific colors and pieces can help you master the coveted fashion of French women, and their beauty standard is perfect: exactly as you are. When it comes to beauty, think undone waves and light makeup, letting your skin do the talking. A fresh face and a matte, blotted lip are representative of our favorite French influencers!

Fall fashion in France is just as fun and fresh! Burnt orange is, and will be, the color of the season, so make sure your wardrobe includes a couple key pieces that utilize this subtle use of color. A few favorite pieces include a chunky knit cardigan, a satin slip dress, and Chuck Taylor sneakers. 

Here’s how to dress like a French girl this fall! 


Every French girl knows that stripes are always in fashion. But specifically in the autumn months, stripes take on new shapes and colors. Oversized sweaters and contrasting colors, stripes match every setting and every vibe. Pair them with another French girl staple: straight-leg jeans. Universally flattering and oh-so-chic, straight denim will be your most-worn denim of the season! 

Cool Tones

Don’t let the falling leaves trick you into only wearing warmer neutrals this fall! French girls know that cooler tones are classy and unexpected. Shades of blue and black worn together are a fun change of pairing, especially with the perfect sneaker!

Puff Sleeves 

If your sweater collection needs a makeover, consider adding a few feminine touches to your coziest fall pieces. French girls are all about puff sleeves this time of year, and we recommend trying this trend out for yourself!

Brown Leather

Leather is very in this season, but it may be time to trade black leather for brown, or at the very least, make room in the closet. French girls love the subtle sophistication of a lighter-toned leather, and it looks great with matching boots and a handbag! Perfect fall tones in the most luxurious of fabrics. When styling, don’t be afraid to pair your leather with white pieces! The two shades totally work together. 

Seeing Red

A pop of color is unexpected and stunning. Red is a great color to wear in the fall and winter seasons, and it pairs well with everything on this list. Red and leather? Yes, please. Red puff sleeve sweaters? So chic. Bonus points if you swipe on a matching lip and cheek color.  

Out of the office

Blazers are another fall essential, and French women style them exceptionally well. Patterned blazers, particularly in a neutral plaid, welcome fall in the coziest way. They can be worn with straight-leg denim, shorts on warmer days, mini skirts, trousers, etc. The most versatile outer layer in a French girl’s closet. 

Another fashion-forward way to wear your office pieces is with an oversized sweater. Your work trousers can (and should!) be worn on the weekend as well; just pair them with a soft, neutral sweater! 


Miniskirts are a year-round favorite, but there is something special about the plaid miniskirt and sweater combo. Sweet and soft, this look pairs well with good boots and fun accessories. For added coverage in the colder months, nylon stockings add the perfect touch to the look, without sacrificing comfort. Don’t be wary of a matching set either! 

Slip Dresses and Layers

Slip dresses are a French girl staple, especially in the summer heat. But when fall temperatures start to drop, slip dresses remain a popular look. Just add an outer layer and a closed-toed shoe, like a cardigan and loafer, to keep the romantic elegance of the slip without sacrificing warmth!

Closing Thoughts

French girls in the fall are style goals. Whether you opt for a pop of color or a few added touches to classic fall items, these fall fashion items are must-haves for the season! How will you dress like a French girl this fall?

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