I’ve been a fan of Sézane for a couple years now and usually pick up a few items every season. So it goes without saying that I’ve got quite a few pieces in my collection! However, I know that Sézane pieces aren’t cheap and a lot of people have to save up to buy from them. So I thought I’d round up the best pieces to buy from Sézane so that you don’t end up wasting money!
Sézane was born in France in 2013, created by Morgan Sézalory and based on her love of vintage clothing. The idea behind Sézane is to create high-quality, luxury pieces that last a lifetime, available at a fair price. They are also committed to transparency and ethical production at their ateliers. Sézane is also working towards more sustainable practices and materials such as increasing the amount of eco-friendly materials in their clothes, reducing the amount of packaging, and recycling initiatives.
Most of the items I’m featuring below happen to be part of the Sézane Essentials Collection. These are pieces that make up an iconic French Wardrobe and are brought back every year as a part of the Sézane core collection. And it just so happens that my favorite Sézane pieces happen to be a part of the Essentials Collection!
Check out my Sézane Essentials Pt. 2 post for more fall/winter essentials!
What to Buy from Sézane
The Gaspard Jumper is probably their most popular sweater and can be worn as a cardigan. Not only that but it can be worn forwards or backwards, making this a very versatile piece. It comes in a variety of colors but I love the neutral shades: off-white, grey, and camel. It’s made of a mix of mohair, alpaca, and polyamide giving it a slightly fuzzy texture. (A lot of their knitwear has a similar feel – it’s slightly fuzzy due to the mohair and also a bit stretchy.) I usually buy a size small in their knitwear. I can fit in an XS but I found that I like the slightly bigger fit for my sweaters.
(Tomboy Shirt with Clara Trousers)
Everyone needs a classic button-up shirt in their wardrobe and the Tomboy is Sézane’s version of the boyfriend shirt. It’s a casual button-up with feminine-masculine vibes. It’s available in white, blue, large stripe, and small stripe and they are all 100% cotton. The fabric of this shirt is more relaxed – it’s definitely not a crisp button-up. And I can’t speak to the feel of the other colors but my blue shirt is slightly textured.
You can also get the Tomboy Shirt embroidered for free! Mine says “Mum of Boys” above! Occasionally, Sézane will offer FREE embroidering on some of their pieces. The Tomboy Shirt, Colette, Will Jacket, and more are eligible!
This is a pajama style long sleeve shirt that comes in cute seasonal prints. I have this shirt in a camel colored textured print in 100% silk. The material of the shirt varies depending on what print you choose but a lot of the prints are 100% silk. I’m wearing size 36 which is the equivalent to size 4. This shirt always felt slightly bigger than my other size 36 shirts. But that might be because the V neckline is deeper so I felt a little more exposed.
The Pierro Shirt isn’t on Sézane’s Essential list but I have two versions of this button down and I love it! It’s a long sleeve button down shirt with a classic collar and straight cut. It’s available every season in different colors and prints. I have it in a silk polka dot print and a textured floral cotton.
(Pierro Shirt in silk and in cotton floral)
The Paloma Top is a beautiful silk tank with detailed embroidery at the top. It’s usually available in Ecru (off white) or Black and I have it in Ecru. This tank will literally go with any bottom or as a base layer under a jacket or cardigan. I’m wearing it in size 36 (4). The only issue I have with this tank is the straps are very long (and not adjustable). It’s an easy fix though. I just sewed them shorter myself but you could take it to a tailor if you have no idea what to do.
I just bought the Palma Silk Tank – which is very similar to the Paloma – and I actually like the fit better. I didn’t have to adjust the straps at all. And it still has beautiful embroidery details.
This oversized denim jacket is definitely a staple piece. It’s a light jacket or overshirt that comes in a variety of fabrics – from denim to suede to linen. But what I love about it is the cut. It just sits so nicely on the body. The length is really great too – not too long and not too short. The Will jacket is released every year in a variety of colors and fabrics and always sells out pretty fast. I was able to pick it up recently in the Indigo Blue color. If it comes back in stock I would love to get the Camel color as well.
This is a retro style pant that’s slightly cropped. Technically, they are a 7/8 Trouser which means they hit at the thinnest part of the leg, just above the ankle, so they are very slimming. I love this style because it give me Audrey Hepburn vibes. The Clara trousers are high waisted with a side zip and closure. I picked them up in the Camel Houndstooth print but I also love the Black Houndstooth. I’m wearing the size 6 and they fit perfectly! I was worried they would be a little long because I think Sézane pants run long. The last pair of trousers I got from Sézane were so long I had to hem a couple inches off of them (and I’m 5’8″ so pants are usually never too long on me).
(Gaspard Sweater, Clara Trousers)
The Jack Sneakers are a classic white leather trainer. They come in several different colors and materials but I love the classic white. (Right now they are available in a burgundy and green – so pretty!). I also chose the Eyelet Ecru version which has larger laces and gold hardware. The classic jack sneaker has the traditional laces. But I think this updated version is really cute! It’s a little more fun and feminine.
The Jack Sneaker comes in whole sizes. I’m usually an 8.5 or 9 and I went with the 9. I definitely couldn’t have sized down so I would say these run TTS. They are pretty comfortable too. I don’t have a problem wearing them all day.
The Anil Jumper is a lightweight knit tee and comes in a variety of colors. At first I thought this tee would be kind of a stiff knit (I don’t know why) so I hesitated to buy it. But I was pleasantly surprised that it’s a very stretchy, lightweight knit. I can comfortably wear it in the summer.
I’m wearing a size small, which is my usual size in Sézane. I do think it runs slightly small so if you are in between sizes, definitely size up. It also depends how you want it to fit. If you’d like it to be form fitting then take your usual size but size up if you want it loose.
The Léontine Jumper is a 100% cotton sweater with small buttons down the front. This is one of my favorite year round sweaters. Since it’s cotton, I’m able to wear it on cooler spring/summer days and nights. I also like the weight of this sweater and how it lays. I’m wearing the size small and I think it runs TTS. I’m considering picking this up in another color soon!
I hesitated to buy the Achille Jumper for a looong time because it looked SO oversized but I finally gave in this past fall and purchased it in black. Annnndddd I LOVE IT! It is oversized but in a good way. I love the fit and vibe of the cardigan. It is slightly itchy though so I do have to wear something under it. I debated whether to size down or not but I went with my true size (size small) and I love how it fits.
The Achille Jumper is a staple Sézane piece so it comes back year after year in a variety of colors. I will probably pick up another color eventually!