15 French Fashion Staples That Are Timeless

French women are basically experts when it comes to the art of building a wardrobe full of timeless and trend-proof staples. It’s why we’ve so closely examined their style and highlighted everything from their five-piece capsule wardrobe to the current trends they’re especially into and—surprise—we’re back again, this time with a topic that’s been at the top of our minds (and likely yours too) recently: what to ditch and what to keep from our closets.

With all the time we’ve spent at home in recent weeks, we’ve gotten really familiar with our wardrobe and have come face to face with what is working and what isn’t. So, too, have our Parisian friends. Which is why I reached out to eight of the stylish French women I follow to get the intel on the style staples they won’t be tossing in the donation pile anytime soon. I think it’s safe to say that the 15 staples they shared are the kind of timeless items that work for all women, French or not, and when put together actually ladder up to a rather chic wardrobe.

Ahead, discover the French fashion staples that have the most longevity, according to the women who say so.