If I know anything about fashion, it’s that jeans will always be the ultimate staple pair of trousers. They’re what you reach for when you think you’ve got nothing else to wear, when you’re going on a night out and when you’re just meeting friends in the park. They are also the one type of trousers I see French women wear on repeat. The thing is les françaises seem to know exactly how to make jeans look chic. I’ve spent plenty of time looking at how French women do it, and I’ve managed to narrow it down to six key jeans outfit formulas that they always return to.
Of course, there’s the classic blazer-and-smart-shoes combo, the oversized white shirt, and then the cropped-blouse look inspired by Jane Birkin. But there are a few others that I think you’re missing out on—ones you’ll definitely want to know about. Below, I’ve found plenty of jeans outfits to get inspiration from, and you can shop the looks too.