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10/19 Fall French Flats

Saturday French Style

The ballet flat is to France what the Converse sneaker is to the United States. This classic and practical shoe is found in countless colors and fabrics in French girl closets. It’s a shoe that I’ve personally relied on for everyday use since high school. Repetto and Chanel are the brands of choice for many Parisians, but the ballet flat is such a classic style that you can find it nearly anywhere.

Suede is a popular fabric for French girls in the fall – Suede skirts, pants and even jackets can be found everywhere. It’s no surprise that suede boots are a reigning trend, then. Suede boots with a chunky heel and round toe are a favorite of Jeanne Damas, who popularized the Isabel Marant Garett boot a couple seasons ago. With a softly round toe, and a boot height that comes just above the ankle, these comfortable shoes instantly charm any French girl outfit.

Similar to ballet flats, the low-heel shoe is great for everyday use. It gives you a bit of height while still being a walkable shoe. I see these on Jeanne Damas all the time on her Instagram! They’re typically suede, feature a round or slightly square toe, and a thick block heel, which makes them so great for walking!

A fall staple, low heel leather boots are found on the feet of so many French girls. Whether a faux croc texture, suede, or smooth leather surface, these heels are walkable and chic at the same time. You can’t go wrong with the By Far Este Boots, as seen on Leia above. Here are some more ideas, including a beautiful lace-up suede boot:

The knee-high boot is ever popular with French girls. It can be worn over a pair of jeans, or paired with a midi or mini skirt. I love the sixties vibe of knee-high boots.

All of these boots are on the expensive side - in excess of $200.00. Use these styles in finding similar shoes and boots that you can afford.

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