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10 French Summer Outfits You’ll Want to Wear All Season Long

10 French Summer Outfits You’ll Want to Wear All Season Long

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Here are ten très chic French summer outfits spotted at Paris Couture Week Fall 2023. During the summer season, being French, I tend to lean towards chic and uncomplicated outfits that look put together yet require minimal effort. So, if you share the same philosophy, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve sifted through numerous street-style photos from the latest Paris Couture Show Fall 2023 to bring you a selection of stylish ensembles that are chic, simple, and easy to re-create.

In this curated collection, each look features versatile and effortless summer staples that can easily be mixed and matched. Chances are, you probably already have a few of these summer staples in your closet. If so, this guide can give you new ideas for combining these pieces together and elevating your summer style.

Keep scrolling for more summer-ready inspiration, and shop the pieces you’ll need to recreate these chic French summer outfits.


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1. The White Shirt With Sequined Shorts

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I absolutely adore this summer outfit! To recreate this look, just pair your favorite sequined shorts (like this superb Frankie Shop sequined shorts cut from tulle) with a tucked-in white cotton-poplin shirt (I love The Row’s Concetta shirt) with buttoned cuffs that you can roll up for a more relaxed take. Add a pair of flat sandals with coiled straps inspired by classic gladiator styles like these Ancient Greek Sandals Ofis leather sandals (handmade on the beautiful island of Crete) and your favorite raffia tote.

2. The Maxi Floral Dress

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This chic yet comfortable summer look is perfect for any of your beach gateways and city adventures. Wear your favorite floral maxi dress (Zimmermann makes luxe floral dresses sure to evoke wanderlust) with slide sandals like these Loro Piana Summer Charms suede slides.

3. The All-White Outfit

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I really adore how she put together this white and gold outfit, combining tweed and satin fabrics. To recreate this look, wear a très chic white or ecru tweed jacket with white wide-leg silk pants. Consider opting for this chic and timeless Maje tweed jacket that you can wair with matching trousers or this elegant and structured Maje belted jacket with gold buttons.

4. The Suit Jacket With Wide-Leg Silk Pants

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Here’s a stylish summer office look that I love! The combination of a black (or navy blue?) suit jacket with wide-leg silk pants in a beige hue is simply perfect. The pairing of beige with navy blue or black is a great combination.

To re-create this look, consider opting for this Sandro black tailored jacket with a double-breasted button fastening and a wide velvet collar or this navy blue double-breasted suit jacket with gold-tone buttons. Wear it with Nili Lotan Flavie pants made from tan silk satin that have a casual yet refined appearance. And add a pair of chic flat sandals like these Jimmy Choo Amari sandals embellished with crystals and pearls.

5. The Oversized Shirt With Straight-Leg Jeans

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This outfit perfectly embodies the Parisian summer style —simple yet refined. If you’re a faithful reader of Leonce Chenal, chances are you probably already own all the necessary items to replicate this look.

You’ll need a white oversized shirt (this summer, I wear Sézane’s Max Shirt on repeat) and cropped straight-leg jeans like these Agolde high-rise straight-leg jeans. Add a pair of ballet flats from the Parisian brand Repetto, which features sumptuous fabrics crafted into delicate feminine designs.

6. The Black Maxi Dress

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This outfit is perfect for a chic summer soirée. Wear your favorite black maxi dress (I love The Row Coralia dress made from smooth stretch jersey and hits to a maxi length) with chic ballet flats like these Jimmy Choo Ade ballet flats made in Italy from velvety black suede. The gorgeous lady in the photo is wearing the timeless The Row Sienne leather clutch, crafted from buttery leather.

7. The Knit Midi Dress With a Basket Bag

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It’s one of these très chic French summer outfits suitable for any occasion. The beautiful lady in the photo is wearing this knitted polo dress from the French luxury clothing brand Patou, with the Patou embellished wicker bucket bag handmade in Spain from Wicker. She has a pair of Roger Vivier Très Vivier ballet flats made from shiny patent leather, which fastens with the label’s signature crystal-embellished square buckle.

8. The White Oversized Shirt With Beige Linen Pants

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I really love this elegant summer outfit; perfect for the office! Pair your favorite white oversized shirt (my ultimate favorite is the Sézane’s Max Shirt) with chic yet comfortable linen pants and chic slide sandals like these Ancient Greek Sandals Kore Of Berlin. This summer, I love the effortlessly chic Loro Piana Nyack pants. Inspired by the most classic tailoring, they’ve been made in Italy from linen and wool-blend in versatile brown.

9. The Peplum Top With Cropped Pants

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The peplum top is undeniably chic! Characterized by a flared, gathered, or pleated piece of fabric at the waistline, it gained popularity in the early 2010s and has recently made a comeback in the past years. These new peplums feel less over the top and have a more subtle flare. Consider wearing this Tove Tamie peplum top with these Nili Lotan Corette cropped pants.

10. The White Maxi Dress

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A white dress is a summer staple that can be worn for any occasion, be it a casual beach barbecue or an all-white party. It offers both comfort and chic style throughout the season, making it the ideal dress for sunny days ahead. This summer, I love this Stella McCartney maxi dress cut from an organic cotton blend that is detailed with broderie anglaise. This dress requires nothing more than a chic raffia bag or a stylish pair of sandals.

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