I loved my first round of Sézane Essentials so much that I decided to add a few more pieces to my closet specifically for winter!
In case you didn’t know, Sézane has a section on their site dedicated to their Essentials, which are basically French closet staples. These are styles that they bring back season after season in classic and updated colors. If you are looking to build a versatile French inspired closet, then these are definitely pieces to consider!
Sézane Essentials Review
I can’t say no to a striped sweater and I loved that the Léontine Jumper had camel colored stripes and a cute button detail down the front. It looked super relaxed and comfortable as well.
I’m wearing the size small and it’s definitely an oversized fit. Small is my usual size in Sézane but this feels really roomy. I feel like I could have sized down to an XS and it would have been fine too.
I do really like the weight of this sweater though. It’s 100% cotton and there’s a heaviness to it that feels really good. It also helps it to drape nicely. It does come in a classic navy stripe as well.
The Micky Jumper seems to be a sweater that’s a favorite with a lot of people so I thought I’d give it a try. Initially I was worried that it was a little to casual for my taste. It has a kind of sweatshirt vibe to it, in my opinion.
I ended up LOVING this knit. It’s sooo thick and cozy. Plus the green “khaki” shade is really nice. It’s 56% Baby Alpaca which is what gives it the fuzziness. This sweater might be slightly itchy if you are very sensitive to wool. I can feel the itchiness a tiny tiny bit but it doesn’t bother me and I wear a shirt underneath my sweaters which also helps. I love that the buttons go all the way up the neck to create a funnel or turtleneck style. I’m wearing the size small and it fits perfectly.
This is probably one of my favorite Sézane sweaters. It’s just so cozy I can’t resist it! I highly recommend getting one of Sézane’s thicker knit sweaters like this one.
Colette Mariniére Top
A striped, boatneck top is a classic French staple and Colette Mariniére has a cute shoulder button detail for an updated take. I got it in the classic navy stripe but I do also love the camel stripe version. Initially, I thought this had buttons on the side as well but I was confusing it with the Noan Mariniére top.
I’m wearing the size small and I would say it runs TTS but it definitely is much smaller than the other two sweaters. So if you are in between sizes or like an oversized fit, I would size up. I would also take in to consideration whether you want to layer shirts underneath this top. For example, I think it would look good with a white button down underneath. So you just want to make sure you choose a size that isn’t too tight.
The thing that I really like about this top is that it’s a thick cotton. I feel like I’m always buying striped cotton tees (because they’re classic) but they always seem to wear out and look shabby after awhile. This top is a sturdy, thick cotton (not quite a tee shirt and not quite a sweater) so it’s definitely going to hold up.
The Becky Jumper is a bonus piece because it’s not part of the Essentials collection. I just loved it so much I had to share. I actually got this during their Archive Sale because I guess it’s an older piece.
The material of this sweater is similar to that of the Micky Jumper. It’s a Baby Alpaca blend so it’s nice and thick and fuzzy. I’m also obsessed with the tan check print. I’m wearing a size small and it’s perfect. It has a slightly oversized feel but not as big as the Micky.
It looks like you can sign up for an alert if this sweater ever comes back in stock so I suggest you do that!
Sézane Essentials Pt. 2 YouTube Review
Check out my YouTube review of these Sézane Essentials for a closer look at all of these winter staple pieces!