French Fashion Basics: 10 Items Parisian Girls Love

So it’s plain to see that French girls rely heavily upon outerwear. We probably all have a trench coat somewhere, but Milgrom explains the specifics for her nation’s chicest ladies: “It can be black or beige, always belted, collar up,” she says. “It’s effortless and convenient to cycle to work when you’re wearing trousers. It’s a great transitional piece. You can wear it with a warm sweater and a big, knitted scarf for winter, or with just a shift underneath when the weather starts to get warmer.”