People in Paris Will Be Wearing This Jeans-and-Shoes Pairing Well Into Autumn


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Haute Couture Fashion Week has only just kicked off in Paris, and yet we're already being served noteworthy street style. Alongside the wonders offered up on the runways, we like to take time to focus on the attendees' looks—the ensembles that hint to the trends that will begin to take hold come autumn. And French model Tina Kunakey has just given us a stellar example of a chic look that we're predicting will be a blueprint for dressing next season: Barrel-leg jeans, mesh shoes and a classic white shirt. 


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In simple terms, jeans and a white shirt may not feel like something to write home about, but the brilliance of this outfit is all in the detail. Last autumn we saw the barrel-cut style come to prominence, and whilst it was put on the back burner as the wide-leg silhouette took hold for spring and summer, it's evident that fashion people are set to pull out this striking jeans style once again.

The composition of these jeans with a white shirt plays into the innate French style of classic staples with a modern edge. Though Kunakey has opted for a striking wrap style, the outfit formula still works with that trusty white shirt we all have in our capsule wardrobes. And finally, the mesh shoes demonstrate sharp insight—this style has only recently infiltrated fashion circles. All together, the look makes an impact, even though the building blocks are easy to copy and paste. And if you're keen to do so, I've found the pieces you'll need to step out in this autumn-ready look. 

Keep scrolling for the three key items you'll need to recreate this French-style jeans-and-shoes pairing direct from the front rows of Couture Fashion Week. 

1. Barrel-Leg Jeans

2. White Shirt

3. Mesh Shoes

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.