French girls have perfected the art of classic, timeless style over the years, and we've taken every opportunity to study what makes their effortlessly chic style quite so good. After much discussion (we talk about their style a lot in case you haven't noticed), we've come to the conclusion that it boils down to consistency—they constantly wear and re-wear their favorite closet staples. And there's one piece, in particular, we've spotted them wearing every fall and winter in recent history, a style they'll surely continue to wear for the foreseeable future: suede boots.
Parisians and suede boots go together in the winter just like Parisians do with espadrilles or woven bags in the summer months. In other words, they're a staple of any French woman's cold-weather wardrobe, as you'll soon see ahead. Neutral shades of brown, tan, and black are their suede boot colors of choice, which they love to style with other staples like straight-leg jeans, wool coats, and crewneck sweaters. We know—suede is hardly the easiest to maintain when faced with winter's snowy and slushy streets, but we have a few ideas about cleaning them.
Otherwise, are you ready to get inspired by how French girls are wearing suede boots? Continue on to see their winter-ready outfits with the boots and then to shop a pair for yourself.
Yes, suede boots pop up in Paris every single fall and winter, but this season we're seeing more trend-driven styles, like these amazing slouchy boots that are a nod to the Western trend.
A nod to both the '80s (slouchy boots) and Western (suede finish, pointed toe) trends.
If I only had to show you one outfit to prove my point, it would be this quintessential Parisian look care of Jeanne Damas.
French and American girls are flipping out over By Far's perfect boot selection right now.
French girls are experts in styling natural and neutral tones. Exhibit A.
You'll wear this classic pair for years and years.
Slightly cropped jeans are the denim style of choice to wear with the boots.
These will transition well for the warmer months, too.
It's not all about ankle boots—a to-the-knee pair is equally chic with a minidress or skirt.
Simply copy the above outfit with this sleek pair.
The French-girl way to wear skinny jeans this winter? Tucked into knee-high suede boots.
This shade of brown feels especially Parisian to me.
Copy this classic look ASAP.
If you like some printed boots every now and again.
Okay, so these aren't suede boots, but they're too beautiful not to include—and proof that French girls are more experimental with trends than we tend to give them credit for.
Slouchy boots that aren't overly retro.
These have a Western look to them but are still classic enough to wear after the trend fades.
Vagabond's shoes are deceivingly comfortable for how stylish they look.
Nordstrom shoppers go out of their way to give this boot brand a good rating.
Straightforward is never bad.
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