French style is, at its core, super simple, but it’s also very particular. Think of what the quintessential French muse might have in her weekly rotation, though, and a few mainstays are guaranteed—the best jeans one can get their hands on, an assortment of essential tees to pair with jeans and relaxed trousers, put-together cardigans and sweaters, blazers and tailored coats for layering, and comfortable shoes made for walking. Basically, it’s everything you’re bound to find on a trip to J.Crew’s website.
Everyone’s favorite anti-trend trend—the pieces that emulate Parisian style most—are seasonless staples you can almost bet will never go out of style. I’d say that just about sums up almost every J.Crew purchase I’ve made. Currently, the brand’s online offering has everything from embellished sweaters and cropped cardigans to tweed dresses and enough striped tops to lose count, which is all very French, if I must say. I rounded up my favorites below, just in case you were looking to restock your wardrobe with a few tried-and-true styles.