French Girls Were Right: This Anti-Trend Staple Is Taking Over My Closet RN


There are a lot of things French women do exceptionally well—knowing how to dress is definitely one of them. But even so, when it comes to my own personal style, I have very little in common with the “French-girl style” archetype. I prefer cargo pants to tapered denim, I like my sneakers eccentric and over-the-top as opposed to classic and white, and I own very few striped sweaters. However, there is one thing I’ve shamelessly borrowed from my European counterparts: tweed jackets. Admittedly, the French were right. Even someone like me, who couldn’t be farther from prim-and-proper style, has taken to wearing them nonstop. A tweed jacket adds sophistication to my denim and trousers effortlessly, and its ability to be worn as a top when buttoned up (as opposed to worn open like a cardigan) reduces my need to think harder about what I’m wearing. Although the piece feels quintessential Chanel, several other brands have their own versions that spice up the French-girl staple. Below, I’ve rounded up all of the tweed jackets I’m considering buying this very minute as well as some outfit inspiration. Consider me a convert. 

French girls love tailored denim. And with a tweed jacket, it’s a tried-and-true outfit formula.

Aritizia’s take on the classic piece is one of my favorites thus far. I also bought this in cream.

Another popular way to wear it? Along with a matching miniskirt. Throw on stockings and ballet flats for a complete look.

It doesn’t get more timeless than a palette of black and white.

The picture single-handedly started my obsession.

Pretty in lilac.

Coral isn’t a color you see every day, so it’s definitely worth the buy.

Faux-fur cuffs?! I’m sold.

You can’t ignore the Barbie influence here.

It’s a bit pricey but worth every penny.

Blair Waldorf who?

Definitely get a blazer version too.

Just a warning—this is almost sold out.

This shade of baby blue is so soothing.

The definition of a lewk.

Now, all that’s left is to book your brunch at The Plaza.

Very Tyra Banks from Life-Size.

For that authentic French-girl flair, look no further than Sandro.

The raw fringe brings this up a level.

I’ll take the whole outfit, please.

When I want to look like I own the place, I know to turn to Self-Portrait.

So cool.

Of course, Proenza would make an edgy version.

It’s very clear the trim is the star of the show.

This is how grungy girls do tweed. Style this with baggy cargos.

Pure elegance.

I’m obsessed with everything about this.

Style this with a white turtleneck and high-waisted jeans.

On my fashion wish list, an Alessandra Rich jacket is literally in my top five.

File this one under dream outfits.

A fashion-person favorite.

Next up: I Saw These Athleisure Sets, and Now All I Want to Do Is Run Errands

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