People in Paris Will Be Wearing This Jeans-and-Shoes Pairing Well Into Autumn

Tina Kunakey wears the jeans-and-shoes outfit French girls will be wearing this autumn


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Haute Couture Fashion Week has only just kicked off in Paris, and yet we're already being served noteworthy street style. Alongside the wonders offered up on the runways, we like to take time to focus on the attendees' looks—the ensembles that hint to the trends that will begin to take hold come autumn. And French model Tina Kunakey has just given us a stellar example of a chic look that we're predicting will be a blueprint for dressing next season: Barrel-leg jeans, mesh shoes and a classic white shirt. 

Tina Kunakey wears the jeans-and-shoes outfit French girls will be wearing this autumn


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In simple terms, jeans and a white shirt may not feel like something to write home about, but the brilliance of this outfit is all in the detail. Last autumn we saw the barrel-cut style come to prominence, and whilst it was put on the back burner as the wide-leg silhouette took hold for spring and summer, it's evident that fashion people are set to pull out this striking jeans style once again.

The composition of these jeans with a white shirt plays into the innate French style of classic staples with a modern edge. Though Kunakey has opted for a striking wrap style, the outfit formula still works with that trusty white shirt we all have in our capsule wardrobes. And finally, the mesh shoes demonstrate sharp insight—this style has only recently infiltrated fashion circles. All together, the look makes an impact, even though the building blocks are easy to copy and paste. And if you're keen to do so, I've found the pieces you'll need to step out in this autumn-ready look. 

Keep scrolling for the three key items you'll need to recreate this French-style jeans-and-shoes pairing direct from the front rows of Couture Fashion Week. 

1. Barrel-Leg Jeans

This pair comes in eight washes and colours. 

The raw hem on this pair is a nice touch. 

This ankle crop is perfect to show off those statement mesh shoes. 

2. White Shirt

This immediately went in my basket. 

A classic white shirt will serve your wardrobe for years. 

An understated style that can double up as both a smart office top and a beach-side cover-up. 

3. Mesh Shoes

I can't believe these are from the high street. 

These won't stick around in stock for long. 

An option for those who prefer flats.