Five Wardrobe Basics For Every Closet

I’ve spoken a lot about my obsession with the way Parisian fashion girls dress and carry themselves. I’m obsessed. The effortless and yet polished look of the French woman is to be admired and perhaps even copied! I’ve spoken about my love for Garance Dore and Carine Roitfeld who are the icons for me of the most stylish French women. From striped t-shirts teamed with the ultimate blazer to denim pants with rips or frayed hems. I love the way they dress, the way the French bloggers like Camille Charrière of Camille Over the Rainbow is something to admire.

With that in mind I have picked five wardrobe basics for every closet that all Parisian Fashion Women would probably agree are the ultimate basics for every closet!

Trench Coat 

Trench coats are classic and a wardrobe staple for every woman. Whatever the weather from rainy days to sunny but cool days, the Trench coat goes with anything and instantly pulls together your outfit!

Stripe T-shirt 


Is it possible that the stripe t-shirt (short or long) are better than the white t-shirt we have been wearing for so long? A Breton shirt that comes in a variety of colours can never been tired of and are a little dressier than your simple white t-shirt. Team under a trench coat or a blazer for the ultimate day time look.

Denim Pants 

Possibly a girls best friend, the throw on essential for the weekend, or the pair of pants that is suitable for any circumstances! The denim pants are an absolute wardrobe basics. You can wear them at night, in the day, dressed up or dressed down, these are probably your ultimate wardrobe basic and you can now invest in so many different styles that these are the ultimate cool girl wardrobe staple.


If you have read Garance Dore, you will know that the Blazer, is what every french woman will own! It’s  a timeless piece that can be worn on it’s own, thrown over your shoulders or even layered (like I have here) under that perfect trench coat.

Shirts and Blouse 

White shirts, striped shirts, or an animal print blouse are the perfect wardrobe staple to team with your denim pants and can be easily worn in the day or evening for a pulled together look. You could style your white shirt with a lace bra-let underneath that peeks out ever so slightly for that romantic flirty look. I like to go for an oversized style shirt teamed with jeans.

I’d love to hear what your wardrobe staples are, leave me a comment so I can have a read!



  1. March 22, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    Really nice concise post. I can’t wear trench coats because they make me look even shorter haha. Love your tip about a lace bra-let under a shirt. Denim jeans are definitely a wardrobe must. Great tips!
    Kate ||

    March 23, 2017 / 12:32 am

    Your fashion memos are what I love most about your blog! Great tips and I think I pretty much have one of each in my wardrobe. I will however try the lace bralet under my shirt!

    Really love this post.


  3. Katie Baden
    March 28, 2017 / 7:06 am

    Great tips and I agree, the French do the best dressing for me!

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