The Classic Trainer Style French Women Wear on Heavy Rotation


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When it comes to looking for classic outfit inspiration, I can't help but beeline over to the Insta profiles of my favourite French or Paris-based muses. As cliché as it might sound, Parisian style—or the idea of it anyway—has undeniably set the bar for many when it comes to putting together an elevated, timeless look. I had my fall wardrobe in mind during a recent perusal of my favourite French-women accounts, and it dawned on me that there was one sneaker brand I saw them donning no matter the year or the season: Converse. It's no surprise either.

Converse has long had a cult-classic status, which is quite apropos when it comes to French fashion. I know any shoe style is instantly chic when given the Parisian style treatment, but women in France truly wear Converse on heavy rotation—and for good reason. You can wear a pair year-round with everything from jeans to skirts to dresses to trousers seamlessly. Plus, they are under £100 and come in a variety of colours and styles. Below, you'll find seven winter outfit ideas straight from some of the chicest French women I know, all complete with Converse sneakers.

See How French Women Are Styling Converse:

1. Jeans + Black Knit + Converse 


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2. Wide-Leg Trousers + Bomber + Converse


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3. Jeans + Camel Coat + Converse


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4. White Jeans + White Knit + Converse


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5. Slip Skirt + Roll Neck + Converse


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6. Denim Boilersuit + Converse


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7. Jeans + Blazer + Converse


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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently an editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.