Paris is a city that’s synonymous with style, and the fashion of its inhabitants is the stuff of legend. But what exactly do the most fashionable women in Paris wear? As someone who just got back from spending a month in the city of love, I can tell you that the answer might surprise you. While Parisian fashion is often associated with luxury designs and couture creations, the truth is that the most fashionable women in Paris often rely on a few key basics to create their chic and effortless look.
I ended up leaving my trip with a new appreciation for elevated wardrobe staples and a shopping list to go along with it. I have an entire capsule wardrobe of basics, but there were certain things I saw while I was in Paris that I haven’t thought to upgrade in a while. Below, find the seven basics—from oversize crew-necks to retro sneakers—we all need to invest in after my time in Paris.