If a Fashion Person in Paris Is Wearing Heels, It's One of These 5 Styles


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The words effortless, simple, and pared-down often come to mind when thinking about French style. In terms of specific items that feel synonymous with the Parisian aesthetic, elevated basics certainly feel on point in terms of ready-to-wear and flats with footwear. But yes, the fashion crowd in Paris certainly wears heels to create those easy, elegant vibes. 

While the specific heel styles certainly run the gamut, it appears there are a few key styles many of the French women we follow on Instagram are wearing over others. We're talking about everything from cool boot silhouettes to sleek sandals.

Keep scrolling to check out the heel trends French women wear.



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The one shoe style that's consistently on the Instagram feeds of women in Paris is the versatile slingback. It's inherently elegant and can be dressed up or down.

Knee-High Boots


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Heeled boots are a staple for many for their chic and versatile nature. That ideal pair teams flawlessly with anything from skirts to jeans.



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Given that ease is synonymous with French style, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that mules would make the list as a silhouette you can slide on and go.

Black Booties


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In addition to knee-high boots, black booties are also a key style given the classic feel.

Strappy Sandals


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In the warmer months, simple strappy sandals are another heeled shoe silhouette that completes many outfits French women wear.

Next, check out the basics French women wear.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.