French Style Fall Outfits

October 12, 2023

French Style Fall Outfits

Fall is the season my most inner French girl comes out. I love leaning into classic staple pieces that can be mixed and matched – no issues with being a repeat offender here!

Parisian chic is a mindset of course but I truly love the silhouettes of classic French fashion and the je ne sais quoi  of French girl fashion so today I am sharing a variety of French Style Fall Outfit looks to help inspire you as you try and achieve the French chic of French women. To update the post this year I have also added a variety of shoppable collages that you can use as inspiration or Pin to save for reference later.

As we welcome the cooler months of Fall and the French celebrate la rentrée (re-entry), I can’t wait to put together French style Fall outfits using the pieces I have in my wardrobe currently. A Fall wardrobe in my opinion should be made up of a lot of quality investment pieces. French girl style is all about making classic pieces work for you on a regular basis when you mix and match them. 

I always love looking at Parisian style when I visit Paris as the founder of En Route to Rêverie because French woman often get the effortless, laid back yet feminine and put together look so, so right. A French Fall Fashion wardrobe through my POV will bring together feminine, classic pieces and mix in a bit of edge. I always look to fashion essentials first – those staples you can use as building blocks. And there is no time of year I love to do this more than during the Fall style season!

As you plan your outfits just keep thinking what makes a French Wardrobe Staple? And read on below for what I consider must-haves for French Style Outfits. If you’re looking for specific pieces I’m wearing in the below photos – if the piece is still available you’ll find it in my Meghan’s Closet shop page.

Of course, “French Style” is a stereotype of sorts. There is no one French style. So I want to caveat that this post and styling is through one lens of my personal style which is all about refined staples.

First up, is this look featuring the Sezane Christie Jacket blazer (size 8). I layered it with one of my favorite t-shirts from MM.LaFleur (size M) and a pair of ankle crop jeans that pair perfectly with my Chanel Slingbacks. A statement bag from Celine finishes the look.

Related: My Favorite Fall New Arrivals from Sezane + Sizing Guidance

French Style Fall Outfits

French Style Fall Outfits

French fashion is intended by unfussy, comfortable, practical and yet endlessly chic. It’s less street style forward than places like New York City and instead French women often tend to lean into silhouettes and styles that have been popular for decades.

Don’t forget that French women also love modern accessories to make a look their own. Consider adding an investment bag in a neutral color to your rotation and some simple gold jewelry as well.

French Style Fall Outfits

Sezane Ralph Jacket Fall Monochrome Outfit

Monochromatic Tones

I love pairing monochromatic tones and it is something you often see women in Paris doing. I paired this Sezane Ralph Jacket (size 6) with these jeans (28) with a classic button down.

Fall Date Night Outfit featuring Faux Leather Pants

Faux Leather Pants and a Cropped Jacket

This whole outfit is perfect for evenings out in Paris. 

Related: What to Wear in Paris at Night

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Sweater Dress with Over the Knee Boots

A Fall into Winter time favorite, take a cozy knit sweater dress and some flat over the knee boots. You could add additional winter accessories like a scarf or beanie or beret to the above look, too for added warmth and transition into the Fall.

French Girl Style fall Outfits

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Sezane Fall French Girl Outfit

Plaid Pants with Ballet Flats

Plaid pants are seen as a French girl staple all over France (sized up to an 8). Easily dressed up or dressed down. And I love it paired with a classic trench coat (wearing a 6).

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Tweed Mini Skirt with Tights and Ankle Booties

I love wearing tweed in the Fall and skirts is a great way to incorporate this Fall fabric into your outfits.

French Girl Style fall Outfits


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Fall Floral Dress with Knee High Boots

Heeled boots are all over Paris – usually with a stacked heel for comfort and the many steps you’ll log. Shop my pair here.

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Oversized Jacket with Classic Jeans

French women often borrow from the boys so consider a more menswear inspired fitting oversized jacket in a cool fabric and pair it with slim jeans and a pretty flat.

Related: Casual Fall Outfit Ideas With Jeans

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Short Sleeve Sweater with Black Pants

Black pants are a French girl staple all year long and I always wear mine during the Fall.

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Wrap Cardigan with Black Jeans

Simple and put together, add a wrap cardigan and pair it with your favorite Audrey Heburn inspired black jeans.

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Striped Tee with a Blazer and Loafers

Striped tees have reigned supreme in French style outfits for decades. Pull out your favorites and pair it with a classic pair of loafers for a bit of preppy style.

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Timeless Black Sweater with Ballet Flats

Simple is usually the name of the game when it comes to French Style Fall Outfits. This outfit was purely inspired by Audrey Hepburn.

Paris Outfit in Fall - Aritzia Trouser

Trousers with Sneakers

A comfortable pair of trousers paired with sneakers is the perfect cool girl French inspired outfit. I like to do monochromatic looks with my trousers but you could also add a contrasting oversized blazer for a bit more edge.

French Girl Style fall Outfits

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Chanel Inspired Jacket with Ponte Pants and Ballet Flats

I love finding Chanel-esque jackets in a variety of colors and then dressing them up with slingbacks or making them perfect for every day with ballet flats.

French Girl Style fall Outfits

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Sweater with Jeans and a Beret

Yes, French women do actually wear berets. So do men! This timeless hat style is the perfect French inspired addition to pretty much any outfit in the Fall.

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Camel Blazer with Navy and White Striped Tee and Loafers

I love camel blazers paired with stripes. This look works in the Fall but could also be worn in the Spring.

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Plaid Blazer with Jeans and Mules

Pull out your favorite plaid blazer and add jeans and mules for a business casual look.

Related: How to Wear a Blazer Casually

French Girl Style fall Outfits
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Classic Button Down Shirt with Chanel Slingbacks

A button down is a wardrobe staple for French women.  You can pair it with jeans or a printed pant or a black pant – the styling options are endless.

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Oversized Blazer with Leggings

Love a legging? Get one that is more in the ponte pant style and pair it with an oversized blazer for a tailored yet comfortable look.

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High Waisted Jeans with a Stripe Tee and Jacket

Grab your favorite high waisted jeans to lengthen your frame and then add a striped tee and a jacket.

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Statement Blazer with Jeans and Sleek Loafers

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Classic Blazer with Highwaisted Jeans and Pumps

A go-to look for every business meeting I have in the Fall.

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Classic Neutral Tones featuring a Trench Coat

A trench coat is a classic staple in French women’s wardrobes. 

French Girl Style Outfits

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Cute Trench Coats For Fall

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Plaid Blazer with Ankle Boots

I have quite a collection of plaid blazes. I love to pair them with suede or leather ankle boots.

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Timeless pieces with a Silk Scarf Tied on a Bag

Tying a scarf onto a bag is a favorite French-inspired way to give new life to my accessories.

What to Wear in Paris in the Fall

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White Blouse with a Classic Car Coat

This classic car coat is the perfect topper before it gets too cold. 

French Wardrobe Staples for Fall

& Other Stories Coat

Oversized coat with slingbacks

Velvet Holiday Outfit

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Velvet Blazer with Pumps and Jeans


French Style Fall Basics

Consider the below your handy check list for French Style Fall Basics!

High Waisted Jeans
Classic Trench Coat
Ballet Flats
Striped Tee
Chic Blazer
Leather Jacket
Car Coat
Ankle Boots
Silk Scarf
Button Down
Versatile Sweater


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Do you have a favorite from these looks? I’d love to hear! And are you looking for even more French Girl Style outfits? I have a Paris Fall Outfit Ideas board on Pinterest!

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  1. Jessica says:

    A tweed mini and tights are the best combo. Love it for fall!

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

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