We certainly don’t need to sit and explain to you that French-girl style is the inspiration behind many of our go-to looks. Our colleagues over at our sister site Who What Wear cover their effortless outfit ideas literally every week. While we certainly turn to this cool crowd to inform our off-duty vibes, we also look to them for work outfit ideas for casual office settings. Because really, nobody masters the whole polished, no-fuss feel more than Parisian women—and those same ensembles are ideal for that 9-to-5 life. To get a sense of the uniforms we’re into now, keep scrolling to check out five easy French-girl outfits worth remembering when you’re getting ready for work.
While French girls often go for neutral palettes, they’re not afraid of color either. Try a bold suit paired with unexpected, equally statement-making accessories to really stand out.
Don’t underestimate the power of a skirt suit either with a ribbed knit for a forward approach to 9-to-5 dressing.
There’s something about plaid that brings instant sophistication to an outfit—perfect for the office with on-trend cords and smart accessories.
Pair your favorite blazer with a pair of cropped skinny trousers, complete with a long-sleeve tee, sheer socks, and oxfords.
If you’re running late and want a one-and-done look (but aren’t feeling a dress), go for a utility-inspired jumpsuit. Try one with a belt or add one to elevate the vibe, slip into classic ankle boots, and you’re set.
This story originally appeared on our sister site, Who What Wear.