French Girls Wear These Classic Boots Year After Year

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.


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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.


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Slightly cropped jeans are the denim style of choice to wear with the boots.


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The French-girl way to wear skinny jeans this winter? Tucked into knee-high suede boots.

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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.