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! I loved my first round of Sézane Essentials so much that I decided to add a few more pieces to my closet specifically for fall and winter! Side note – Sézane does switch up their Essentials pieces every so often. The items below are pieces that have been on the list in the past and also happen to be my favorites. So without further adieu, here is my Sézane Essentials Review Part 2!
Sézane Essentials Review
Sézane Sizing Guide
Before I jump into the review I wanted to mention my size and a quick note on Sézane sizing. By this point I’ve ordered A TON of Sézane pieces so I have a really good idea of their sizing. I would say that I’ve found most pieces run true to size. (side note – make sure you are shopping the US site where sizes are marked 2/4/6 etc. instead of the French sizes 32/34/36). I’m a size Small or 4 in tops, size 6 in bottoms and dresses, and size 4 in outerwear. You can check out my measurements below for reference.
My Measurements: 33-29-39, 5’8″, 128lbs, 30D
You’ll notice that a lot of the models wear the pieces loose and slightly oversized. So I think in general, Sézane pieces are slightly oversized. If you are truly in between sizes you can most likely get away with sizing down in a lot of pieces – but I think if you want the true “Sézane Look” you’ll want to take your usual size. Sézane does have sizing notes on a lot of their pieces where they mention if you can size up or down depending on the fit.
On my YouTube channel I go into depth on sizing and fit for all the Sézane pieces I have. So if you really want details you should check out my YouTube videos!
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 like the extra room though and I think that’s part of why it has such cool, laidback look to it. I wouldn’t size down because I feel like the sleeves and length of the sweater would be too short.
This is probably my favorite sweater from Sézane because it’s so versatile. It’s 100% cotton and there’s a heaviness to it that feels really good. It also helps it to drape nicely. I can wear it pretty much all year round because it isn’t too hot. I love it so much that I just bought it in the navy stripe!
The Gaspard Cardigan is another Sézane piece that is a must-have. It’s been a closet staple on Sézane’s site for as long as I can remember. It’s also a very versatile sweater because it can be work as a cardigan, or worn backward with the buttons in the back. It also comes in a TON of colors. I’m wearing a size small which is my usual size.
The Lucas Jumper is a merino wool/cotton/polyamide blend sweater with a beaded rib knit and large buttons down the placket. This is a newer addition to my closet and I’m really loving it! It has a thicker, heavier feel than my striped Leontine sweater. It’s also warmer because it’s a cotton/wool blend. It currently comes in several colors.
The Achille Cardigan is a Sézane staple that has been available for awhile and I finally picked it up last year! I was worried that the fit would be too oversized for me, but I actually love it! I took my usual size small and it is very oversized and boxy but I think that’s what gives it a “cool” vibe. You can size down in this but I prefer to wear it oversized.
Sézane also offers the Basil Cardigan. I did try on the Basil Cardigan in this YouTube video but I actually prefer the fit of the Achille Cardigan better.
The Angie Cardigan is one of the newer additions to my closet. I picked it up last winter and I love it! It’s a soft and fuzzy sweater without being too heavy. The details are beautiful – I love the balloon sleeves, openwork knit, and crochet details. You can wear this open like a cardigan but I love it buttoned all the way up! I’m wearing a size small and I wouldn’t size down because this fits a little bit tighter than some of the other Sézane sweaters I have – like the Gaspard Jumper.
Sézane calls the Johnson Coat their “signature coat” because it’s a classic wool coat. It’s midi length with a straight cut and double breasted closure. I’m wearing the size 4 which is my usual size in tops. Sizing notes suggest to size down if in between sizes but I would take your normal size or size up. I think it’s always better to have a little extra room in winter coats to account for layers and sweaters. This colorway that I have is currently sold out and I think it’s the only one that was 100% wool. The other colors are a mix of wool and polyamide.
I’ve found this coat to be pretty warm. I wore it during the winter months when it was really cold. It does have a deep V neck though so a scarf is needed if you want to keep your neck warm.
I just got the Scott Trench after lusting after it for years! It’s a classic trench coat with really nice details. My favorite is the buttoned slit in the back! That’s something that none of my other trench coats have. I’m wearing the size 4 which is my usual size. If you are in-between sizes I would take your larger size. I’m actually kind of wishing I had taken the size 6 for a more oversized fit because I think coats should be on the looser side.
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. 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 but I think sizing up would make it even cozier!
Ordering from Sézane
When you order from Sézane the items ship directly from France! I’ve ordered from Sézane dozens of times and have only had an issue with packages once or twice (and that was the fault of FedEx – not Sézane). Most of the time, my orders arrive within a couple days of ordering! Shipping is REALLY FAST – at least to the US – I can’t speak for other countires. If you order at least $200 shipping is also free. Returns are also free so there’s no harm in ordering several sizes or items to see what works best and then returning what doesn’t work. I would just check with Customs rules regarding orders from other countries. I’ve never been charged an extra fee ordering from Sézane – but my orders are usually around $500. From what I’ve read, as long as your order is under $800 you won’t be charged fees.
Sézane Fall Essentials Try-On Review
Check out my YouTube review of these Sézane Essentials for a closer look at all of these winter staple pieces! I also have many more Sézane Try On videos featuring even more Sézane pieces!
I have heard of Sezanne through other bloggers and I love how their pieces are simple yet so chic. I saw this plaid sweater on your IG and fell in love. It looks so soft and I bet it’s super cozy. I am not too familiar with Alpaca blend, does it get itchy like wool or not at all? I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday Jessica!
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Vicki Chan says
Hi Jessica, I was wondering what you thought of the sizing guide Sezane has on its website and whether it’s accurate? I love the Colette Mariniére and am not sure what size to get as it’s my first purchase with Sezane.
Hi! I’m wearing a size Small in the Colette and my measurements are 33-28-38 (don’t know if that helps you to compare to your measurements). I definitely wouldn’t size down in the top because it fits a little tighter than other size smalls. I usually always take a size small or size 4 in Sezane so I’d say their size chart is accurate. But Sezane offers free shipping over $200 and free returns so you could always get multiple sizes and then return! Hope that helps!
Thank you so much for your detailed response! Your measurements did help me make a decision as I’m pretty similar. I will stick with the small size.
aylen smith says
I’m growing fond of this hue for autumn/winter, and if we think about it, it’s a fantastic color for this season, because white reminds us of the cold, and in all fantasy films, the person who lives in the castle, where it’s always winter, is always clothed in all white. I’m a jewelry lover and I’ll definitely try this look with my helix earrings in the first place. Thanks for the post.
I just bought the Leontine myself and I love how you styled it. What pants are you wearing in the photo? Any chance they might still be available anywhere?
Thanks! The pants are a couple years old from Banana Republic! I really do love them but I don’t think they are available anymore.
john smith says
Thanks for the information sharing.
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