How to Dress for Winter like a French Girl

Dressing in the winter can be such a slog. I usually look like someone in a sleeping bag who woke up and forgot to unzip themselves and instead just went about their day. At least it’s cozy, amiright. But what about the times when you want to look a liiiiiiitle more pulled together, but don’t want to legit freeze all your extremities off. Take a cue from our fashionable Parisian friends and layer the heck up in luxurious fabrics in classic neutrals for a winter look that pops.

 

For top layers, think less “puffy” and more “layered”

For the more frigid, early winter months where leaving the house feels like an excursion in the arctic (“I didn’t sign up for this!”), layer up — try adding a topcoat over a belted oversize blazer — to keep cozy while still looking like you may have just wandered out of a tucked-away wine bar in the 3rd arrondissement.

Teddy Coat / Camel Turtleneck / Black Pants
Knee-High BootsBag / Leather Belt

Coat / Cardigan / White Tee / Cashmere Gloves / Trousers / Black Boots 

TopcoatSatin Blazer / Ribbed Turtleneck / Leather Belt / Gold Earrings / Sock Booties

 

 

Pair neutrals with pops of rich color like oxblood, ochre, and sleek emerald.

Invest in beautiful, long-lasting, neutral basics that can be remixed endlessly all winter long; then elevate each look with rich, unexpected textures like satin, wool, and cashmere.

Black Coat / Alpaca Sweater / Leggings / OTK Boots / Statement Bag

Wool Coat / Super Soft Sweater / Levi’s Denim / Socks / Booties / Beret

 

 

Animal print, silk patterned scarves, and structured bags

Spice everything up with pops of pattern, color, texture, and shape. It all ~elevates~ the pieces you already have for a look that’s bold yet versatile.

 

Oversize Black Blazer / White Tee / Jeans / Fleece-Lined Tights
Scarf / Gold Hoops / Red Lipstick / Heeled Boots

Blouse / Black Pants / Loafers / Red Circle Bag / Tortoise Earrings

Grey Coat / Cashmere Beanie / Ribbed Top / Jeans / Silk Scarf / Crossbody / Booties