How To Wear Ballet Flats Like A French Woman

How To Wear Ballet Flats Like A French Woman

Ballet flats are one of the essential shoe styles you will find in a French woman’s closet. Today, I am sharing a roundup of outfits showing how to wear ballet flats like a French woman. Classic, chic, and one shoe, which never goes out of style.

You can easily wear ballet flats with jeans, trousers, and even a dress or skirt. My favorite way to wear them is with a pair of straight-leg jeans, a blazer, a T-shirt, and a market tote, inspired by French women of course.

As we come upon the spring season, this is a chic Parisian style, I will be reaching for over and over. Ballet flats are those iconic French shoes, that got their start as early as the 1940s when an Italian designer Rose Repetto made a pair for her son, who was a dancer at the time. Since then, Repettos has been one of the most popular ballet flat brands, French women are known to wear.

The other iconic ballet flat comes from Chanel, which debuted in 1984 and is one of the most coveted ballet flat styles to wear.

Types of Ballet Flats

My favorite pair are from the Danza, from M.Gemi, they have a tiny wedge that provides more support than a completely flat shoe. Other places for flats are SézaneMadewell, and Everlane.

Go with a basic black or brown pair which are versatile colors to easily mix and match. Since ballet flats continue to be on trend every season there are many different styles and price points you can choose from.

How To Wear Ballet Flats

Wool Coat + Button Down + Denim + Ballet Flats

How to wear ballet flats like a French person, which are essential part of French wardrobe.

Try this classic and timeless outfit combination with brown ballet flats. A white button-down with straight-leg denim, a wool coat, and a leather bag. This is the perfect combination for lunch dates or running errands.

Some of my favorite options for brown ballet flats are this pair from M.Gemi, the Day Ballet Flat from Everlane, and this square-toe flat from Bernardo.


Cardigan + Trousers + Mary Jane Flats + Bag

Wearing ballet flats like a French person for that effortless and classic style.

Wear a two-tone cardigan, black pants, a leather bag, and patent leather Mary Jane flats for a dressier daytime or nighttime look. The patent Mary Jane flats are a bit dressier than a normal ballet flat, yet still provide that comfortable walking appeal like a ballet flat.

Mary Jane flats have become quite popular over the last few seasons and there are several options for spring like Jeffrey Campbell, Franco Sarto, and Stuart Weitzman.


Tweed Jacket + Denim + Two Tone Ballet Flats

Ballet flat style with cardigan and denim. Classic, chic, style like a French person.

A tweed jacket and ballet flats are the epitome of a French-looking outfit with ballet flats. Always classic looking, the two-tone ballet flats round out the outfit and elevate it a bit.

Chanel two-tone flats have become iconic and a French woman’s classic ballet flat. However, they aren’t the most affordable ballet flats. Today, there are several options for two-tone ballet flats like Tory Burch, quilted ballerinas, and Tuckernuck.


Blazer + Knit Top + Denim + Ballet Flats

French Girl Everyday Style wearing ballet flats.

For the days when you want something easy to wear yet still classic, go with a pair of black denim, a sweater, an oversized blazer, and ballet flats.


Trench Coat + Stripe Sweater + Black Pants + Ballet Flat

Wearing ballet flats like a French woman with a trench coat, stripe sweater for a classic, chic, look.

As we head into the spring season and start to transition with wardrobes, the perfect combination is a trench coat with a sweater, trousers or jeans, and ballet flats. Simple, classic, and timeless, this is a look that can easily be worn year after year.


Cashmere Sweater + Ecru Denim + Ballet Flats

How to wear ballet flats like a French woman with a cashmere sweater and silk scarf.

Casual yet sophisticated, this Aeyde ballet flat has a low block heel and a bow on the front to elevate the style. Wear these with denim or trousers, a cashmere sweater, and a silk scarf for a polished look.


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