Get ready to get inspired.
While we live and breathe for the drama of haute couture, Paris Fashion Week has plenty of practical style inspiration to offer. Sure, the runways are giving us high art, not ready-to-wear looks, but step out onto the streets of Paris and you'll find plenty of everyday outfit ideas thanks to the chicest guests in one of the world's chicest cities.
In many ways, January's couture season is the best time to look for wearable outfit ideas. The weather in Paris tends towards the chilly and dreary meaning that those attending the shows serve up a master class in staying chic and comfortable. Ahead, we've rounded up the most wearable and wonderful street style looks worn by this year's Paris Fashion Week guests.
There's something about a maxi dress worn with a moto jacket that perfectly balances elegance and edginess. While all-black is the city-dweller standard, this ultra-wearable look gets a fashion week boost from a rich warm chocolate color palette.
One of the biggest street style trends we spotted during this season's Paris Couture Week was oversized outerwear. While many guests opted for slouchy dusters that evoked the '80s preference for shoulder padding and statement coats, we also saw plenty of blazers with brazenly larger-than-life silhouettes. Paired with wide-leg pants and a sharp ankle boot, you've got a look that's 100% wearable and 100% fashionable.
Skirt sets are a well-known warm-weather staple, but we love this chilly metallic take that delivers icy femininity and boxy boldness in equal measure.
Many guests at Paris Fashion Week wore looks that experimented with breaking the barriers between casual and business casual by pairing luxe outerwear with baggy jeans. One surefire way to pull off this fashion genre-bending look at home is with a lusciously textured cream-colored coat.
We love the ultra-femme fashion sweeping red carpets and runways alike, but we're also here for the somewhat subdued approach to the trend as illustrated by fashion influencer Ellie Delphine's look above. Sure, it's got ribbons and bows, but it also serves a touch of sharpness thanks to expert tailoring.
Cropped jackets are a treasured trend, but a jacket that's both cropped *and* oversized? Well, that's a look we simply can't get enough of.
Celebrities have been bringing high-fashion two-piece ensembles to the red carpet this year and we're thrilled to see the trend extend to the streets of Paris.
Everything about this Paris Fashion Week outfit worn by Tamara Kalinic is featherlight, from her gauzy semi-sheer jacket to her soft-as-a-songbird pale blue color palette.
We like big bows and we cannot lie, especially when they're adorning a deliciously chic mod mini dress that manages to be both retro and modern.
Micro-fringe and tiny texture-enhancing sequins have become trend staples on both the runway and the red carpet this year. As fashion it girl Heart Evangelista proves with the 'fit above, this trend works best in moderation for everyday styling. Her metallic mini dress delivers a micro-dose of selective shimmer, toned down with business casual layers and enhanced by a pair of matching platform pumps.
A Black and Tan Palette
We've established that you can wear a multitude of brown and black outfits, but Iryna Thater's warm tan boots and bag paired with a sleek Nanushka leather duster jacket has us itching to try this specifically standout approach.
The right pair of dark wash jeans can give the same elevated effect as a pair of crisp, pleated trousers. When worn with luxe knitwear and a great pair of boots, it simply couldn't get more polished.
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