Being the purveyors of timeless and simple style that they are, it makes sense that French women would be one of our first resources when looking to update our own wardrobes this season (and every season, if we’re being honest). So today, we’re turning to our crew of French friends to serve as the guidebook for the spring 2022 trends to put ahead of all the others. Now that warm weather feels within reach, we’re itching to hit refresh with our own wardrobes. Armed with the five easy trends you’ll see below, French women have proven over and over that good style is often the simplest.
“Right now, I see a lot of midi skirts. They’re so easy to wear with any shoes and any tops, especially for the mid-season, from the office to a party. This length makes you chic on all occasions. I also see more and more matching skirt sets: the same fabric, color, or print. So easy to accessorize.” — Anne-Victoire Lefevre
“I have seen many girls wearing a silk scarf ‘cowboy style.’ It is a small detail that we can all add to our outfit, as we all own a little scarf like this. It brings a cool touch to every very simple outfit.” — Anne-Laure Mais Moreau
“I see a lot of crops around me—sometimes even only a bra. Paris was late to play the game, but they are in! They are also wearing a jacket with them for a more French result.” — Chloé Harrouche
“Walking around Paris this spring, I’d say that classics such as floral dresses or trench coats are back. As Parisians and their wardrobes adapt to moody weather, they’re wearing these classics with items such as light knits and paired with French basket bags.” — Tamara Mory
In addition to classic French staples like floral dresses and basket bags, Mory let us know that trench coats are a key item she’s seeing (and wearing herself) all over the streets of Paris. It may be a perennial springtime piece, but Parisians seems to be embracing trenches this season more than ever.