The Secret Place I Look for Affordable French Trends

A few years ago, I visited the & Other Stories headquarters in Stockholm and was amazed at how much they could churn out from that relatively small office. But as I learned, their Scandi HQ isn’t the only place they dream up their designs—they also have ateliers in Los Angeles and Paris.

However, I never noticed until now that you can narrow your search on the site to only show items designed in each city. You can do this via an easy-to-miss dropdown menu called “Designed in.” Given our readers’ love for all things French style, naturally, I selected “Designed in Paris,” and the results did not disappoint. The pieces all have a subtle French vibe that’s hard not to love, and almost every item is under $120. Scroll down to shop my favorite pieces from this hidden-in-plain-sight section of & Other Stories.

I love how this dress is styled with loafers and high socks. 

You can never have too many beautiful white blouses. 

Wear this with tights now and with bare legs and sandals for spring. 

This lilac color is so pretty. 

Such a cute dress for spring. 

This is exactly how to take plaid into spring and summer. 

I can’t seem to stop collecting flowy white tops. 

With its midi length and long sleeves, this dress is perfect for winter-to-spring transitional weather. 

& Other Stories always has great prints. 

Pretty in pink. 

This is giving me ballet vibes.

Baby blue looks so fresh year-round. 

This sunshine yellow color is so cheery. 

Don’t overlook these adorable heart-shaped buttons. 

Another pretty pastel winner. 

Vests will be everywhere this year, so you might as well get a head start. 

I love how this vest is layered over a ruffle-collar top. 

And yes, you can also wear vests with nothing underneath. 

A classic. 

A fun twist on classic gold hoops. 

Pendant necklaces will always be classic. 

I love the subtle pearl detail on these earrings. 

Delicate jewelry just feels right for the warmer weather on the horizon. 

French girls love their flared jeans, so it’s no surprise & Other Stories included them. 

Flared and slit, these pants are so cool. 

Remember this: tousers are not just for the office. 

The beret definitely completes this French-girl look. 

This can be styled in so many different ways. 

How can you not love this fun floral print? 

This skirt would pair well with semi-sheer tights

Next, I’m never giving up cardigans—here’s are the lightweight ones I’m into for spring

Opening image: @sabinasocol