30 H&M and & Other Stories Finds That Have That Chic French-Girl Look


I’ve been a Who What Wear editor for over eight years, and I’ve been writing stories about French style since basically my first week on the job. It just goes to show that it remains as popular a theme as ever. I think this is at least partially attributed to the fact that French style, in general, is as classic and wearable as can be. French girls don’t rely all that much on trends, so when that’s your style inspiration, you can feel confident knowing that the pieces you invest in will remain relevant season after season.

Two brands that you’ve probably heard of are actually two of my favorite sources for French girl-inspired items: H&M and & Other Stories. (& Other Stories even designs many of its pieces and regularly shoots its campaigns in Paris, so how’s that for authenticity.) If you keep scrolling, you’ll see that I selected some of the most “French girl” fall items on offer at H&M and & Other Stories right now, just for fun. Join me in shopping to your heart’s content.

Pictured: H&M coat

Straight-leg jeans are the preference among the French.

The epitome of timelessness.

For pairing with miniskirts.

This won’t stay in stock for long at this price.

Pair this with knee boots for a cozy night out this fall.

Add jeans and ankle boots for a classic French-girl fall outfit.

The vest trend is sticking around for awhile.

For pairing with the aforementioned vest.

Do as the French do and pair this with a cream cable-knit sweater.

This highly-rated cream sweater will do.

I love it when blazers can double as jackets.

The shoe style every French girl owns? Block-heel ankle boots.

It may seem cliché, but ballet flats are another French shoe staple.

More exciting than a black coat, but just as versatile.

The perfect fall date-night dress.

French girls love their cardigans.

The perfect everyday bag.

When it comes to color, French women seem to love red.

Layering made easy.

Another sort-of cliché French-girl item they actually wear. (Just don’t pair it with a beret and a baguette.)

Fuzzy knit sweaters such as this are both a trend and a classic.

& Other Stories makes the best affordable pearls in the game.

Such a special top.

The only question is—do I order it in black too?

This would look chic with any style of boots (or loafers).

& Other Stories is one of my go-to sources for under-$100 jeans.

The cut of this cardigan is so nice.

So chic and expensive-looking.

This gorgeous coat goes with everything a French girl wears.

I’d advise ordering the matching skirt too.

Next up, 9 classic fall outfit ideas, courtesy of French girls.

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