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How to Wear Jeans Like a French Girl

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Some things span timezones and continents and one of those things is the love for classic denim. Whether you’re American or French, it doesn’t matter. Jeans are forever a staple in our wardrobes as well as French women, and they give us so much inspiration on how to wear French girl jeans in new, chic ways!

How to wear French girl jeans

First things first, if you want to wear your jeans like a French girl you’ve got to wear the jeans that French girls wear!

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Jean brands that French girls wear

Musier– This clothing brand was started by French influencer and businesswoman, Adenorah. If you’re the type of person that feels lost when it comes to dressing like a French girl, a good place to start would be shopping the brands that were created by French girls!
Levi’s– Who knew that Parisian women would love an American brand so much? Well, they do, with vintage Levi 501s being the top favorite spanning across the board.
Rouje– This is It Girl Jeanne Damas’ line, so you can bet that anything from here is true Parisian chic.
Sézane– This brand was born in France and though they’ve opened up shops in the US, their quality items all have that Parisian touch!

Budget-friendly jean options

The brand list certainly isn’t everything, but it’s a good place to start. Most of the jeans on that list are going to start at $100 and if you’re looking for more budget-friendly pairs under $100, check out Topshop and H&M. Topshop has a lot of great Parisian “dupes” here, here, and here. And at H&M I like this one, this one, and this one. But no matter where you go, look for some specific styles first and foremost.

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Style of Jeans that French women always fall back on

If you start with getting any new pairs in your wardrobes, start with these two:

slim/straight leg
cropped flared

Look for high waisted ones!

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And now, finally, onto the outfit ideas! Here are the top 3 ways that French girls are always wearing their jeans!

1. jeans + blouse
Whether it’s a statement blouse or just a good ol’ pretty top, this outfit combo is one you can always fall back on. Not much is needed for accessories, besides your classic handbag and maybe some gold jewelry.

2. jeans + button-down
It’s classic and sophisticated. Casual Friday, anyone? Dress this look up or down! If you’re headed to work you could pair this outfit with ankle boots and if you’re going about your day you could pair it with sneakers or flats!

3. jeans + blazer
The look of an oversized blazer with jeans is a French girl go-to, so definitely tuck this outfit idea away for the days when you have no idea what to wear!

A denim shopping spree can {almost} be guilt-free because you need pants after all! Especially when it comes to these timeless French girl jeans!

Check out the rest of my French fashion tips…there are TONS!

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Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.