Regardless of your stance on the decades-long French-girl-style obsession, you have to admit that they have plenty of easy outfit ideas up their chic sleeves. In opposition to the stereotypes in which French women only wear ballet flats and espadrilles, many of their easy outfits involve sneakers.
We've published dozens of stories about French-girl outfits over the years, so you probably know the drill there, but perhaps you're curious about their sneaker-buying habits since they've become such a staple shoe style in everyone's wardrobes. Accordingly, we scrolled through hundreds of chic French-girl outfits and kept seeing seven specific sneaker styles on the streets of Paris and beyond. As expected, most of them veer toward classic, but there are a few surprises in the mix, and all are relatively affordable, which is always a plus.
Keep scrolling to see how French women style their favorite sneakers, and shop them for yourself.
The only actual French sneaker brand on this list, Veja is beloved around the world for its minimalist, classic white sneakers, which are also much more sustainable than most. Aïde wears the Campo style in the picture above, but we've seen V-10, Nova and Rio Branco styles too. The common thread? They're always white.