The One Item French It Girls Would Never Wear in Paris

It's no surprise that New Yorkers and Parisians are different in more ways than one. The French are less enthusiastic when it comes to trends, blowouts, and consistent manicures while Americans reserve their most casual looks for the weekend but are okay with wearing their workout clothes outside the gym.

But former Parisian/current New Yorker Camille Rowe knows about one major difference that just might surprise you. In an interview for Madewell, the model revealed that the French are nowhere close to the "sneakerhead" status of New York. "In Paris, I'd never wear sneakers. It's such a New York thing, like working out. It's almost taboo in Paris," said Rowe.

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Opening Image: Madewell; Outfit Credit: Madewell et Sézane Paris Mon Amour Tee (£49)


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