European Fashion Trends

Bonjour mes amies!

As many of you know, I recently had the opportunity to spend 11 months abroad in France! I had the time of my life as I became fluent in French, indulged in the delicious French cuisine, and acquired a new “European” style.

My time abroad opened my eyes up to many new perspectives, but the one that continues to amaze me is French fashion. When going to school in France, it was obvious that yoga pants and sweatshirts are a no-no outside of the house. French women take pride in dressing themselves. Every day is like a fashion show!

I loved this aspect of living in France. It was a great excuse to expand my wardrobe and I learned a few things about European fashion along the way! My favorite stores to shop at are Pimkie, Zara, Mango, and H&M, to name a few!

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Summer time in Europe

One thing I realized in Europe was that many women wear dresses in the summer time. I bought this flowy dress in a boutique in Barcelona, Spain and fell in love with it. It was definitely my go-to.

Photo taken in Lyon, France

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This is my favorite shirt that I bought during my time in Europe. It’s a lightweight long-sleeve with flower embriodery by ZARA. I also picked up a pair of sunglasses and a mini leather backpack (super convenient for travel), both from MANGO. 

Picture taken in Venice, Italy

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The Classic

Trench coat, black pants, and loafers. This was definitely popular in the Fall in France. I bought all 3 at H&M.

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The Wardrobe Staple

The iconic black leather jacket. You can be sure to find one of these in every French girl’s wardrobe. This piece is a must in the French culture. I bought mine from an adorable European store called Pimkie. Pair it with a cute high-waisted skirt like this one and some comfy sneakers (these are from MANGO), and you’re set!

Picutre taken in Milan, Italy