A French Girl Walks Into H&M—8 Effortless Items She’d Buy (and 8 She’d Skip)
If you love French-girl style, and shopping at an affordable price point then you’ve come to the right place! I’m a French girl at heart—especially when it comes to my style choices—forever on the lookout for fresh pieces that embody that nonchalant yet polished aesthetic the French do so well.
So if effortlessly cool French-girl style is what you’re looking for this spring/summer and you don’t want to spend a fortune on a new season wardrobe, then it’s worth taking a peek at H&M right now. From chic tank tops to straight-leg jeans and sleek skirts, the affordable brand has a whole host of classic yet trend-forward finds that that are ideal for the current spring/summer weather.
Keep scrolling below for our French-inspired shopping guide of what our Parisian fashion friends are likely to buy from H&M right now, as well as the items they would likely say “non merci” to.
Once the warm-weather rolls around, French women rely on chic and easy tank tops to pair with their jeans and midi skirts. Skip the OTT party tops and opt for an elevated tank instead.
If there’s one item stylish French women wear year-round it’s a relaxed and effortless button-down shirt. Set the tunics aside and instead opt for a button-down in white, blue, or stripes for utmost versatility.
Jeans are a French-girl staple, and you’ll always find a high-waisted straight-leg, ’90s-inspired silhouette in their wardrobes. Bypass the super-skinny styles and go for a more relaxed cut.
Is it even summer in France without an easy pair of espadrilles? Avoid sky-high chunky platforms and lean into the warm-weather casual shoe to style with dresses, shorts, and jeans alike. H&M has a ton to choose from right now.
Nothing says French-girl summer quite like a straw, raffia, or basket bag. Practical, effortless, and cool, it’ll add a Parisian touch to every outfit.
Sleek and elegant, opt for streamlined slip skirts, maxi silhouettes or minis this season that will transition seamlessly from day to night.
When it comes to dresses, skip flouncy, baby-doll silhouettes and opt for a sleek slip silhouette instead—whether it’s a silky block color or pretty floral print— they’re easy to pair with heels and flats alike and will take you from day to night in a pinch.
Yes, it’s true French women love stripes. They generally favor striped tops and sweaters a lot more than any other tie-dye or geometric designs. Simply add a pair of high-waisted jeans, a belt, and ballet flats and you have one chic looking spring/summer outfit.
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