The Only Shoes Both NYC and French Girls Are Buying for Summer

NYC and Paris girls have their own distinctive styles, but each set also shares similar sartorial sensibilities—especially in the shoe department. Actually, after scrolling through the 'grams of some of our favorite Parisians and New Yorkers, it became highly apparent that there are five footwear styles women in both countries seem to be investing in right now.

While the silhouettes in question are all different in their own way, they collectively hold their own as wardrobe front-runners thanks to their versatile natures. We're talking everything from minimal sandals that pair well with jeans, skirts, and jumpsuits to on-trend espadrilles to kick it in your off-duty life.

Keep scrolling to check out how the women of New York and Paris are styling the shoes of the moment, and shop inspired picks also.

Neutral Mules

The NYC way: Coordinate open-toe brown mules with other neutral separates for a sleek yet pared-down vibe.

The French way: Try this mule style with jeans and a tucked-in blouse for an elevated-casual situation.

Minimal Strappy Sandals

The NYC way: Throw on a floral dress with this '90s-esque sandal silhouette for an easy, polished ensemble.

The French way: A vibrant pair of strappy sandals instantly amps up a classic white top and jeans.


The NYC way: Lean into the classic summer look by pairing espadrilles with flowy white pants and a cropped knit.

The French way: Espadrilles are the perfect finishing touch to a pretty outfit featuring floral pants, a white blouse, and a cardigan.


The NYC way: Yep, heeled flip-flops are back. Add a touch of sophistication by wearing them with tailored trousers and a sweater tied around your neck.

The French way: Go for the unexpected by slipping into classic flip flops with an ankle-grazing silk dress.

Chunky White Sneakers

The NYC way: Say hello to your new weekend uniform—a colorful striped tee, straight-leg pants, and white sneakers.

The French way: Clunky sneakers feel so cool and different with an oversize shirtdress.

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