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The Unexpected French Girl Staple

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You already know about the French girl starter wardrobe. You’ve got your ankle boots, striped shirt, trench coat, and straight leg jeans in an effort to capture that je ne sais quoi. But what’s next? You might be surprised by this unexpected French girl staple, but it’s key to crafting that casual yet put-together look. Here’s how French girls wear graphic tees and how you can rock them like a Parisian girl too!

Graphic Tees | How to Wear The Unexpected French Girl Staple

1. Tucked into high waisted jeans
This outfit idea is so simple but totally worth doing. Tucking in your shirt slims your waist and makes you look more put together!

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2. With a matching suit set
When you mix casual with business, you get such a fun outcome! Wear your graphic tee with a matching suit set, but no worries if you don’t have one. A blazer and jeans combo will still look great. Throw some sneakers on and you’re good to go!

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3. With a pendant necklace
Even though graphic tees are generally casual, you can easily elevate them when you add jewelry to your look. Pendant necklaces also happen to be a French girl staple, so you can’t really go wrong here!

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4. With heels
Dress those t-shirts up, girl! Whether you choose to pair your graphic tee with a low block heel or a full-on stiletto, you rock the “cute but not trying too hard” look.

5. Show off your accessories
Time to layer on the accessories! If you have a cool belt, half-tuck in your shirt to show it off. Don’t forget your sunglasses, bracelets, and earrings too. Consider finishing your look off with casual type shoes, like summer espadrilles, to balance out the outfit.

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6. With a leather/moto jacket
Whether you go for a chic graphic tee or an edgy one, both styles will look equally as good with a leather jacket. Both are staples that go with anything and a moto jacket adds some edge to your outfit!

Now that you have these French approved ways to wear a graphic tee, you’ve got to stock up your wardrobe with some cute ones! Shop these chic tees below:

Love all things French fashion? Then check out my Ultimate Guide to French Fashion where I’ve rounded up my 30+ top posts all on this chic subject! See you in the next post, my Francophile friend!

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.