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The 5 French Style Shoes to Wear This Spring

The 5 French Style Shoes to Wear This Spring

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Spring is finally here! With warmer days around the corner, it’s time to switch up our wardrobes and start looking for some stylish shoes for the season. To help you prepare your wardrobe for spring, I’ve put together a list of classic yet timeless spring shoes you can borrow from the French wardrobe. These shoes are perfect for the transitional season and can be easily paired with tights or socks if the weather is still chilly. From elegant Mary Janes to versatile chunky loafers and comfortable sneakers, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to see and shop these five French-style shoes you need to incorporate into your wardrobe this spring.

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1. Loafers

Loafers are one of my favorite shoe options to wear during spring. I bought these Tod’s Gomma Pesante loafers last year, and I adore wearing them! What I love the most about these shoes is that they add a polished vibe to any outfit, and they will never go out of style. This season, consider opting for a pair of loafers in suede set on thick rubber soles, like these gorgeous Roger Vivier Rangers metal buckle loafers. Alternatively, if you prefer a more classic and feminine silhouette, consider opting for these Gucci Jordaan leather loafers.

2. Mary Janes

Mary Janes are back and more stylish than ever, perfectly blending elegance with comfort. I’m particularly fond of the Peche red patent leather slingbacks from Carel Paris, a true symbol of French chic. These shoes add just the right amount of height and a pop of color, making them the ideal choice for spring.

3. Chic Sneakers

Forget the myth of sky-high heels as the French standard; in Paris, the true essence of style is found in comfort. French women master the art of “chic décontracté,” pairing sleek sneakers with their ensembles for a look that’s effortlessly sophisticated. This spring, I have a coup de coeur for these stunning Adidas Gazelle shoes in turquoise—a perfect splash of color. For those who prefer timeless elegance, the classic white Adidas Stan Smith or the subtly luxurious Veja Esplar suede-trimmed leather sneakers are impeccable choices. And for a touch of contemporary flair, you can’t go wrong with the iconic Sézane Léo trainers.

4. Two-Tone Slingback Pumps

Slingback pumps offer the best of both worlds: the comfort of flats with the lift of heels, making them ideal for spring’s unpredictable weather. Their versatility shines, effortlessly pairing with everything from denim to dresses. This season, I’m in love with the Carel Paris Cecile bicolor leather slingbacks. Their two-tone design adds a playful yet sophisticated twist, perfect for refreshing any spring outfit with ease and elegance.

5. Ballet Flats

Ballet flats are the quintessential spring shoe! These classics never go out of style, serving as a versatile foundation for any look—be it with jeans or a flowing dress. This spring, embrace the iconic French charm with Carel Paris’s black patent leather ballet flats, or for a contemporary twist, the Roger Vivier Gommettine buckled patent-leather flats offer a sharp, pointed-toe silhouette. Ballet flats are the embodiment of French style, offering a perfect mix of comfort and sophistication, making them the ideal choice for navigating the blooming season in style.

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  • My favorite are the ballet shoes and the white sneakers. Am living in Naples, Fl and it is too hot for heels.

  • Bonjour

    I am so happy to see these shoes – because I have every style – except for the white Trainers – maybe at my aged (66) I am too old but don’t feel it.


    • Bonjour Denise,
      Thank you for your comment! I’m sure a nice pair of white trainers will suit you very well 🙂
      White trainers are the most comfortable shoes in my collection, that I always wear those very busy days when I know I’ll walk everywhere.
      But as you said, it’s important to wear whatever makes you happy and wherever you feel comfortable!

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