Here are seven chic French fall outfits you can easily re-create. I can’t think of a season that is as timeless as fall! In the autumn, it’s all about the classics: the perfect pair of jeans, the staple boots, the cozy cardigans, the wool-blend blazers, and the timeless trench coats. Any combination of those, and you can easily create a foolproof fall outfit.
And if you’re prepping your wardrobe for fall and you’re not sure where to start, I’ve rounded up a list of chic outfits that are perfectly suited for the fall season. Indeed, in today’s article, I choose to highlight seven timeless outfits either from Paris Fashion week street style or from Hedi Slimane’s Celine latest fall/winter collection.
These transitional looks below are perfect go-to outfits for those days when you’re not sure what to throw on. And to re-create these looks, you only need classic essentials that follow the French less-is-more standard, appearing always elegant, but never excessive. Keep scrolling for these seven easy-to-copy French outfits for fall and shop any pieces you might need to re-create these flawless looks for yourself.
1. Long Wool Coat + Jeans + Ballet Flats
There is no easier way to create a foolproof fall outfit than throwing a statement overcoat (Leia is wearing a Chanel iridescent tweed coat from the Métiers d’Art collection) over a simple outfit like jeans and a t-shirt. Paired with a crossbody bag and one of fall’s most important shoes a.k.a. ballet flats (I love these Jimmy Choo’s flats), this combo can’t be more effortlessly chic.
2. Suit Jacket + Leather Pants + White Sneakers
Here is proof that less truly can be more. Turn a simple all-black outfit into a work of art by combining a very classic suit jacket (see Celine’s loose military jacket here) with a black turtleneck underneath (like this gorgeous Maje’s cashmere sweater) and leather pants. Add a pair of white sneakers for a “chic-décontracté” (smart casual) look.
3. Cardigan + Long Wool Coat + Jeans
Wide-leg trousers look great with absolutely everything. And if you don’t have a pair in your wardrobe yet, now is your chance! This season, I love these comfortable yet chic Agolde low-rise baggy organic-cotton jeans. Pair them with a classic cardigan (like this Sandro black and white cardigan) and a long wool coat with shoulder pads (like this Sandro double-breasted long wool coat).
4. Turtleneck + Camel Wool Coat + Jeans
This classic fall outfit is foolproof. This season, throw a camel/tobacco/cognac long coat slightly oversized with shoulder pads (I love this Sandro straight-cut brushed wool coat) over the combo black turtleneck, jeans, and boots and you’re good to go.
5. Tweed Matching Set + Ballet Flats
A tweed matching set is perfect for those fall days when you want to have a look a little more polished. Like Camille, pair it with black sheer tights (I love Sézane’s tights with black polka dots) and a pair of pointed-toe flats (my favorites are these Roger Vivier strass buckle ballerinas). Endlessly versatile, the cardigan can look great on its own paired with jeans or dress pants and boots.
6. Checked Blazer + Dress Pants + Sneakers
If you decide to throw on a blazer this fall, consider opting for a checked blazer like this beautiful Isabel Marant Étoile’s checked blazer. It is flattering, versatile, and looks good with almost everything. Keep the look “chic-décontracté” (smart-casual) with a black turtleneck underneath. And opt for the combo dress pants and white sneakers for a more sophisticated look. Très chic!
7. The Denim-on-Denim Outfit
If you want to take an easygoing approach to dress up this fall, consider opting for a denim-on-denim ensemble. Keep this look sweet and simple with slightly oversized classic jeans and shirts. Add suede boots and a cross-body bag. This look proves just how polished the coordinating combo could be.
Et voilà! I hope these stylish French fall outfits listed here will inspire you! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.
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