French Capsule Wardrobe: 7 Essentials for an Effortlessly Chic Look

When it comes to fashion, the French have an innate ability to effortlessly exude elegance and sophistication. From the streets of Paris to the coastal towns of the French Riviera, their style is admired worldwide. The secret behind their sartorial success lies in the concept of a capsule wardrobe - a curated collection of versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create countless chic outfits. In this blog post, we will explore 7 essential items from Aday's collection that will help you achieve that coveted French aesthetic.

Must-Haves for a French Capsule Wardrobe

1 - A Versatile Classic White Shirt

No wardrobe is complete without a classic white shirt, a timeless staple that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. The French, known for their effortlessly chic style, understand the power of a well-fitted white shirt in creating a polished and sophisticated look. Aday offers the perfect option with their Something Cool Button-Down in Coconut. Crafted with impeccable tailoring and high-quality fabric, this versatile piece is a must-have for achieving that coveted French aesthetic. Whether paired with tailored trousers and loafers for a sophisticated office look or dressed down with jeans and ballet flats for a casual yet polished ensemble, the Something Cool Button-Down effortlessly embodies French elegance.

Expert Tip: To keep your white shirt looking pristine, wash it with cold water and a gentle detergent. Avoid using bleach as it can damage the fabric and cause discoloration. Hang it to dry or use a low-heat setting when tumble drying to prevent shrinkage and maintain its shape.



2 - The Effortless Bretton 

When it comes to capturing the essence of French style, the iconic Bretton striped top cannot be overlooked. This timeless piece effortlessly exudes a sense of sophistication and nautical charm. Aday's Made It T-Shirt Stripe embraces the classic Bretton stripes with its flattering boat neckline and relaxed fit. It's the perfect addition to your French-inspired capsule wardrobe. Embrace the effortless chic of the French by pairing this versatile piece with jeans and sneakers for a casual weekend outing or tucking it into a skirt for a more feminine and polished look.

girl wearing bretton Made It t shirt by Aday

3 - The Perfect Trench Coat

No French-inspired wardrobe is complete without a classic trench coat. This iconic piece adds an air of sophistication and timeless style to any outfit. Aday's The Legacy Trench in Sesame is a modern take on this wardrobe essential. With its clean lines, minimalist design, and high-quality construction, it effortlessly elevates your look. Layer it over a sweater and jeans for a casual yet put-together ensemble or drape it over a little black dress for a more formal and sophisticated occasion. The Sesame color adds a touch of elegance to your French capsule wardrobe.

Expert Tip: When wearing The Legacy Trench, tie the belt at the waist to create a flattering silhouette and accentuate your curves. For a Parisian-inspired look, style it with a striped top, high-waisted trousers, and ankle boots.

Model wearing The Legacy Trench coat by Aday

4 - The Little Black Dress

The little black dress (LBD) is a must-have in every woman's wardrobe, and the French certainly understand its power in creating a chic and versatile look. Aday offers two stunning options to choose from. The LBD Dress Pinstripe combines classic elegance with a modern twist, featuring a flattering pinstripe pattern and a timeless silhouette. Another option is the Super Cool Wrap Dress in Black, which effortlessly transitions from day to night with its wrap-style design. Both dresses are versatile, allowing you to create a range of stylish outfits suitable for various occasions. Embrace the sophistication and allure of the French with these LBD options from Aday.

"Amazing fabric, great fit, looks chic whenever I put it on. Cooling and super stretchy. Never stays wrinkly. It is pretty basic, so it definitely helps to have something to jazz it up when going out (jacket, tights, booties, belt, accessories)." - Kelly S.

Model wearing LBD dress in Pinstripe by AdayModel wearing super cool wrap dr4ess

5 - The Tailored Blazer

A well-fitted blazer is a key piece in achieving a polished and sophisticated French look. Aday's Trailblazer Belted Blazer is the perfect addition to your capsule wardrobe. With its impeccable tailoring and versatile design, it effortlessly adds polish and sophistication to any outfit. Whether worn over a blouse and trousers for a sleek office look or layered with a t-shirt and jeans for a more laid-back ensemble, the Trailblazer Blazer in Oat is a timeless and versatile piece that exudes French chic.

Expert Tip: When wearing the Trailblazer Blazer, roll up the sleeves slightly and pair it with cropped trousers or a midi skirt for a modern and stylish French-inspired look. Close the belt to cinch the waist and complete the ensemble with pointed-toe flats or heels.

Model wearing Trailblazer Belted Blazer

6 - The High-Waisted Trousers

High-waisted trousers are a wardrobe staple for creating a flattering silhouette and elongating the legs. Aday's Ice Pop Dress Pants in Black offer the perfect combination of style and comfort. These versatile trousers can be dressed up or down to suit various occasions. Pair them with a tucked-in blouse and heels for a chic office look or style them with a fitted sweater and ankle boots for a casual yet sophisticated outfit. The black color adds a timeless elegance to your French-inspired capsule wardrobe, ensuring you always look effortlessly chic.

Aday´s Ice Pop Dress Pants in Black

7 - The Effortless Jumpsuit

An effortless jumpsuit is a go-to piece for achieving a chic and put-together French look. Our Cool Intentions Jumpsuit is the perfect choice. With its versatile design and high-quality fabric, it can be easily dressed up or down to suit any event. Style it with statement accessories and heels for a special occasion or pair it with sneakers and a denim jacket for a more casual, daytime look. The midnight color adds a touch of sophistication to your ensemble, making it a must-have for your French capsule wardrobe.

Model wearing Aday´s Cool Intentions Jumpsuit in midnight

Expert Tip: For a summer-ready French look, layer a lightweight striped top underneath the Cool Intentions Jumpsuit and pair it with espadrille wedges. Add a straw tote bag and oversized sunglasses to complete the effortless and chic ensemble.

Incorporating these Aday pieces into your French-inspired capsule wardrobe will ensure that you have versatile and high-quality essentials that exude elegance and sophistication. Embrace simplicity, quality, and timeless designs, and you'll radiate confidence and style in every outfit you wear.


We hope you found this guide helpful in building your French-inspired capsule wardrobe. Let us know if you have any questions or need further assistance. Happy styling!