If you were to hit the streets of Paris during the winter, what, exactly, is the outfit combination you’d be sure to see? Curious, I asked Parisian and Who What Wear contributor Sabina Socol to weigh in and pinpoint the ultimate French-girl winter outfit. “I love furry, vintage-looking coats,” she admitted. “You see so many of them wandering the streets of Paris. They pair perfectly with a simple outfit. Wear one with a T-shirt, jeans, and boots.” Yes, it turns out this is exactly how to pull off cool Parisian style once the temperatures start to dip.
Not only did I uncover photos of Socol wearing this winter look but countless other stylish French girls. Ahead, see how French girls style the go-to winter outfit formula and shop pieces inspired by their looks. So, whether you hop on a plane to Paris or don’t leave home, you too can master French-girl style.
Build your outfit around a great cropped faux-fur coat like Parisian Jeanne Damas’s.
Or try a longer, more dramatic style like this fur-trimmed Saks Potts coat that has been spotted everywhere this season.
Then, add a pair of straight-leg jeans and a luxe velvet bag.
A turtleneck is the perfect layering piece.
For shoes, opt for great ankle boots and add an iconic vintage bag.
Or a cool pair of sneakers.
A pair of cat-eye sunglasses is always a French-girl must.
Add in a cool bag.