Even Celebs Are in Their French-Girl Era—6 Ballet-Flats Outfits They're Wearing


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Sometimes it can seem like certain niche fashion aesthetics are nothing more than passing flights of fancy driven by the internet's power users. Tomato girl? Mermaidcore? Old money? But when we see a large swath of celebrities tapping into the same common theme, it has a bigger impact. This summer, the A-list crowd seems to share the same mood board. In fact, their recent outfits only confirm their shared style inspiration. 

From Kendall Jenner to Katie Holmes, I can't help but spot the same easy outfit combination on all the best-dressed celebs right now—and it's oh-so French. It features a delicate midi dress (or full skirt and top) with pretty ballet flats and mimics a favorite we always spot on Parisian women.

Ahead, see the outfit so many celebrities are wearing on repeat this summer, and shop dresses and flats inspired by their looks.


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On Kendall Jenner: The Row Claudette Flats and Sofia Bag

While in Paris earlier this summer, Jenner tried her hand at a classic Parisian ensemble consisting of a delicate sheer-panel dress with sleek ballet flats from The Row. For an extra dose of French style, she finished it off with a stretchy fabric headband à la the recent Schiaparelli runways.

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On Hailey Bieber: Anna October Waterlily Midi Dress ($540); Saint Laurent Blade Slingback Leather Flats ($895) and Le 5 À 7 Bag Leather Tote Bag ($3100)

Even Hailey Bieber has been swapping her signature heels for flats lately. Her favorite pair? Saint Laurent's patent-leather slingbacks, which she wears on repeat with everything from baggy jeans to silk slip dresses. Here, she paired them with a soft pink slip dress for dinner in West Hollywood. This look, however, could have very easily translated to the streets of the Marais.

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On Elsa Hosk: Scanlan Theodore Strapless Dress ($700); Hermès bag; Saint Laurent Blade Slingback Leather Flats ($895)

Elsa Hosk is another fan of Saint Laurent's Blade flats. She styled hers with a strapless dress and a classic leather belt. The full-skirt look reads very Parisian, especially with Hosk's blunt bob.

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Laura Harrier similarly embraced the French-girl look while stepping out in Cannes. The actress paired a voluminous midi skirt with a tube top for a similar silhouette. Of course, she slipped on a pair of slip-on flats for the ultimate French-inspired finish.

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On Katie Holmes: Rag & Bone Logan Midi Slip Dress ($223); 3.1 Phillip Lim Prism Tote ($495)

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On Hosk: Maje dress; Alaïa flats

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.