There are a few French girl clichés that haven’t really lasted (looking at you red berets), but one that has is French ballet flats.
Ballet flats have been my favorite everyday shoe for years. They are one of the French girl shoe essentials and I see at least one pair on someone in France every day when it’s not winter.
You can wear ballet flats with jeans, skirts, pants, and just about any outfit you can think of. They can be dressed up or down and that’s what makes them such an essential shoe in my closet!
Here are my favorite French girl ballet flats to shop for ASAP.
The most well-known French ballet flats are made by Repetto, but many other French designers create chic versions of this iconic shoe as well.