I’m French and an Easy-Outfit Enthusiast—These 5 Items Are My Favorites

We routinely turn to French women, in particular, for that effortless and forward style direction. What can we say, their pared-down approach to fashion and that je ne sais quoi is just quite appealing.

One Parisian woman that especially gets it is Franny Monzemba. The Paris-based influencer (who is launching a vintage clothing website in October) mixes vintage pieces with current items to create the easy outfits she loves to wear on the regular. Given her enthusiasm for ensembles that are uncomplicated yet still incredibly chic, we thought we’d tap her to provide an exact list of the specific simple pieces she swears by in her day-to-day life.

Intrigued? Keep scrolling to uncover the five easy items Franny mixes with her other timeless and trend-forward pieces to build her most favorite looks. Here, we’re talking about everything from polished separates to modern outerwear picks. Go on, and if you’re shopping at the moment, you’ll also find a range of inspired picks as well.

“Pleated skirts are essential to include in this list because they’re timeless. I like combining them with a variety of printed pieces so the look does not become too strict or boring.”—Franny

“I love blazers with an oversize cut especially.”

“Obviously, having good jeans is a major asset because they will accompany you for a long time. My two favorites right now are vintage Levi’s that I wear with absolutely everything.”

“In late summer and early fall, light dresses are still the order of the day. I like it when I can mix boots or a pair of sneakers with a blazer or trench coat.”

“I don’t have a particular style set—I wear and accessorize as I please. I can wear this look very well at work or on weekends in boots, sneakers, or with ballerinas. An effortless, comfortable look. For the bags, they must be very practical—small or large.”

Next, check out the items French women buy on Amazon.