10 Affordable Trends French Girls Are Wearing This Summer

July 21, 2020 at 11:00AM

It’s no secret that we’re enamored with French-girl style over here at Who What Wear. From the effortless basics they wear time and again to the lingerie brands they love and the beauty products they swear by to their low-maintenance haircuts, we love to delve into how to achieve that effortlessly cool, unconventional yet refined French-girl aesthetic.

So now that summer is here, we’re honing in on the affordable trends that French girls are wearing and loving this warm-weather season. From classics such as straw bags to runway-approved trends such as crochet, French girls are serving us some seriously chic style this summer. Scroll below to shop all the trends for under £150.

Effortless slip dresses are a staple in every French-girl wardrobe. This season, we’re seeing milkmaid, gathered styles trending with delicate spaghetti straps. 

When it comes to swimwear, retro-inspired silhouettes reign supreme—think high-waisted bikini bottoms and balconette styles.

Shop matching Leopard-Print Underwired Bikini Top (£75).

Espadrilles remain a stylish and versatile classic in practically every French woman’s warm-weather wardrobe. They work well with dresses, skirts, and shorts alike.

French girls have been leaning into the prevalent ’70s crochet trend we saw all over the S/S 20 runways—exuding a free-spirited summer vibe.


Straw bags practically define French-girl summer style. Whether you opt for a raffia tote or wicker basket bag, they are the perfect finishing touch to your summer ensembles.

Along with basic button-downs, tanks and tees, pretty vintage-inspired blouses are prevalent in a French girl’s summer wardrobe. Opt for one with exaggerated collars and billowy puff sleeves. 

A hair scarf is the It accessory of summer 2020. French girls have been embracing them and adding a chic retro touch to their summer looks.

There’s no question French girls have an affinity for cardigans, even in summer. Opt for a lightweight, cropped cardigan to take on the trend.

When it’s too hot to wear straight-leg jeans, French girls opt for denim shorts. Prevent the casual shorts from looking too beachy by pairing them with chic accessories, polished flats, and a sophisticated handbag.

The free-spirited ’70s trend continues to be winning over French girls this summer, with oversize retro sunglasses reigning supreme.

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends to know.

Author Judith Jones | Whowhatwear
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