Get: French Tennies

Would you like a little French in your life? Then snatch up a pair of the iconic French run-around shoe, the Bensimon Tennis Elastique. These versatile tennies debuted in the 70s and are still sported all over France; they're like Keds, but chic. They scream casual, classy, and, most loudly, French!

The Bensimon Tennis Elastique retails for $55, but right now ShopBop has some on sale for $30. To help you with accurate sizing: I am a 7.5 in ballet flats, an 8 in sneakers, and I wear a 38 in Bensimon. (pronunciation guide: ben-SEE-mohn)

"You don't need to be born in Paris to have French style." -Inès de la Fressange

When hunting for a deal to share with you, I discovered that both Madewell and J.Crew recently offered them and sold-out. If my French plug didn't convince you, this detail just might.

Bensimon Tennis Elastique