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.
Very into boat-neck tops at the moment.
A black blazer always comes in handy.
Animal-print bags add a fun touch.
I love this classic jeans style.
Classic black high-top sneakers.
Bomber jackets are trending.
Statement earrings to top off your look.
A ’90s fit tee, we’re listening.
Neutral trousers to wear in a variety of ways.
Classic black sneakers.
This coat looks designer.
How is this chic sweater under £35?
A sleek green bag.
Some of the best under-$100 jeans out there.
These neutral sneakers feel elevated.
I could live in this sweatshirt.
White jeans to wear year-round.
These go with so many outfits.
Perfect for layering or to wear on its own.
Statement hoop earrings.
The way this skirt moves makes it a standout.
This black take on high-tops has cool off-white detailing.
For a one-and-done outfit.
Such a fun color.
A timeless staple.
Bodysuits are great for layering.
A luxe-looking bag option.
Cool baggy jeans.
Did you know Converse come in suede too?