In the last few years, sneakers have made a fashionable comeback in the United States.
Chic tennis shoes have long been an essential part of the Parisian wardrobe. A simple, knee-length dress, a trench coat, a red lip and lightweight tennis shoes – the perfect combination. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not talking about dirty, beat-up sneakers with neon crosshatch colors that you wear to the gym. We’re talking about lace-up shoes that are neutral in tone, flattering when worn, yet happen to be comfortable as well. Parisian women do a lot of walking throughout their city, and let us tell you, not all of them go about their day in 4-inch stilettos.
We remember the uber-trendy wedge sneaker of the early 2010s. What began as Isabel Marant’s signature French-girl-cool shoe, trickled down into department stores and flooded the streets of cities in Paris, New York, and other sartorial centers. In recent months, we’ve seen a serious Adidas renaissance. The Superstar Shoe, what was once a very common black and white lace-up, was now spotted on all of the top bloggers and – to our horror – on backorder.
Needless to say, trendy tennis shoe styles come and go. What might be hip one fashion week will be completely out the next. However, instead of completely retiring your lightly-treaded, “it-girl” shoes, we suggest giving them a new life. Aurelie Chadaine’s “Franginettes” invite you to customize your shoes and temporarily change their face. These cute, leather fringes add a tailored loafer look to any pair of shoes that has laces. The 100% leather fringes are easy to put on. All you have to do is weave the ends of the laces through the top of the Franginettes, tie a bow, et voila!
Which pair of shoes will you be adding your Franginettes to?
Discover Aurelie Chadaine and her signature Franginettes in OuiPlease Vol.2.3 Summer Escapade.