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