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9 Must-Have French Girl Shoes

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Don’t look in my closet, because I have an embarrassingly large amount of shoes. But thankfully, french girl shoe style isn’t about filling your closet with fad after trend, but instead, sticking with some key shoe styles that will definitely earn their keep in your wardrobe!

9 Must-Have French Girl Shoes

Must have French girl shoes are espadrilles for the summer
Must have French girl shoes are espadrilles for the summer

1. low block heel
We’re not looking for anything crazy high here, as that’s not their go-to, but we still want to be polished!

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2. ballet flats
Though French girls still wear ballet flats, not all do, and they can easily be more of a cliche than anything. But with that being said, everyone can benefit from having a neutral pair of flats in their wardrobe!

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3. ankle boots
The workhorse of your wardrobe. Ankle boots are the biggest staple that you can wear for the different seasons!

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4. mules
Simple, yet different. These are fun to wear in spring, summer, and on the warmer fall days.

5. strappy sandals
Matching mostly everything in your wardrobe, this is a shoe you can’t pass up on. Pull them out in spring and summer for the stylish finish to your outfits!

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6. espadrilles
You can’t have summer style and French girls without espadrilles! French girls opt for the wedges in a neutral color with ties, while also favoring this brand.

7. slingback pumps
Oh so chic, and a fun take on the classic heel. I love the Chanel ones the most, but I go into dupes of that shoe here if you can’t afford the luxurious price tag!

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8. white sneakers
Maybe not worn as much as the others, they still make their way into their outfits occasionally. And even as an American, I talk about how much I love them during spring and summer!

9. loafers
I love these “grandma” vibes, because I don’t think old fashioned, I think timeless and classic!

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Must have French girl shoes are espadrilles for the summer

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Okay, so how are you doing on these french girl shoes? I’ve got to add some slingback pumps and I want a new pair of strappy sandals, but other than that, I’m how do you say, magnifique!

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8 must-have french girl shoes


Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.