I must preface this by admitting that it’s probably a bit of an overstatement to say that the three boot styles I’m about to discuss are the only boots that French women ever wear. There is certainly some variety (especially among the fashion crowd), but none of that variety is worth talking about if you want a generalization of the boots that French women wear.
I look at photos of French women and the outfits they wear basically every day as a digital fashion editor, and I often find commonalities among the pieces they wear. From what I’ve observed, French women aren’t particularly experimental with their footwear (again, generalizing), and I tend to see the same shoe styles and trends quite a lot. Since it’s officially boot season, let’s get more specific with this. There are three styles, in particular, that you’ll see again and again if you, too, study the feet of French women. Scroll for the proof and to shop the three French girl–approved styles.
Block-Heel Ankle Boots
If I had to choose just one style to be the favorite among the French, it’s classic block-heel ankle boots. It makes sense, as it’s a classic style that’s always “in,” goes with everything, and can be dressed up or down.
When wearing skirts, short dresses, and slim jeans, French women often turn to knee boots. They give a sleek, polished effect that’s an undeniable trademark of French style.