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First Lady of France’s Skinny Jeans & Wedges Are a Summery Twist on Business-Casual Style

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French first lady Brigitte Macron joined her husband, President Emmanuel Macron, yesterday at the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Bormes-les-Mimosas in the south of France.

For the momentous occasion, Brigitte gave a summery twist on business-casual style in a pale blue and red-striped blazer layered over off-white skinny jeans. She included a protective face mask with the outfit in addition to a standout green handbag.

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Brigitte Macron joins her husband Emmanuel Macron (R) at the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Bormes-les-Mimosas in France, Aug. 17.
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A closer look at Brigitte Macron’s platform wedges.
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When it came to footwear, Brigitte continued the warm-weather appeal of her ensemble with her choice of Castañer lace-up wedges. The jute-soled shoes originally hit shelves back in the 1970s and are handmade in Spain; the design features a smooth suede toe set atop a wedge heel measuring about 3.1 inches. The shoes are available for just $135 on the Net-a-Porter website, turning them into one of the French figure’s more affordable footwear picks.

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Castañer Carina canvas wedge espadrilles.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter

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The Castanñer wedge is a favorite footwear silhouette for another notable name as well: Kate Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge prefers the sandals for summer style, most recently pairing them to a $2,255 blue and pink floral frock from one of her favorite designers, Emilia Wickstead, during a visit to Barry Island in South Wales, U.K., at the beginning of the month.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton pay a visit to Barry Island in South Wales, England, Aug. 5.
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As for the French first lady, she oftentimes favors Louis Vuitton when it comes to clothing, shoes and accessories. With footwear, specifically, she leans toward pointed-toe pumps with a stiletto or block heel usually around 4 inches high. Louis Vuitton’s Eyeline is one of her favorites and she also frequents the graphic-print Matchmake pump. The ex-teacher fully embraces the style ethos of her native France, opting for layered looks and cleanly tailored pieces that fall in line with the nation’s fashion aesthetic: elegant and understated, with just the right amount of je ne sais quoi.

Channel the effortlessly-chic style of Brigitte Macron’s shoes with these similar wedges.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Nordstrom

To Buy: Soludos Wedge Lace-Up Espadrille, $95.

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Zappos

To Buy: Alohas Clara by Day Platform Wedge Espadrille, $98 (was $130).

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CREDIT: Courtesy of Saks

To Buy: Saks Fifth Avenue Polina Espadrille Wedge, $45-$60 (was $70).

Flip through the gallery to see even more of Brigitte Macron’s stylish footwear moments over the years.

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