The Best Paris Fashion Week Street Style Is A Lesson In Transitional Weather Outfits
The final leg of Fashion Month, a four-week marathon of shows, presentations, and general sartorial merriment that spans two continents, is here. And while some of the season's most anticipated shows are on the docket in the City of Lights — think: Jacquemus, Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Celine, just to name a few — everyone knows that the best outfit inspiration comes from outside the shows, whether they're held in the heart of the Marais or on the outskirts of the city like Simon Porte's show the evening before Day One. And because Paris is best known for its refined, pared-down style, you can expect the best street style from Paris Fashion Week to be equally as sophisticated. That usually translates to more neutral tones, timeless silhouettes, and overall more wearable looks. (Hey, there's a reason the French-girl trope lives on as a synonym for effortless style.)
Still, it's not just the French girls whose outfits are the most captivating. Editors, buyers, and influencers from across the world all come together to show off not just their own enviable personal style, but also to give an IRL preview of spring's most anticipated trends. Vanessa Hong of @thehautepursuit, for example, wore a white bucket hat to Marine Serre on Feb. 26, and countless show-goers wore head-to-toe oversized suiting, proving the sophisticated pairing isn't going anywhere in 2019.
The weather may be all over the place in Paris this week, so ahead, find enough transition weather outfit inspiration to last you a lifetime — or at least until next season.
A bright statement coat is the best cure for gloomy weather.
Layering prints in coordinated tones keeps a look from skewing too over the top.
Pastel hues are the cure for winter blues.
Layer muted neutrals in a mix of textures for a playful ensemble.
Who What Wear's Kat Collings proves the power of a colorful suit.
A velvet blazer adds instant oomph to a simple ensemble.
Jeans a dress are a surprisingly simple and chic combination.
A bucket hat is the 2019 accessories trend to try.
Julie Pelipas' cool trick to try: A turtleneck layered underneath a button down.
Sporty sneakers and skinny jeans help balance a high-volume coat.
Coordinate a print from head to toe.
A sleek leather trench takes the place of a wrap dress.
Let statement sleeves pop out from your favorite coat.
Try one color head-to-toe in slightly varied tones for a cool ensemble.
A leather blazer adds a cool element to jeans and a t-shirt.
A belt can take any outfit to the next level.
Anna Wintour shows off exactly how to pull of snakeskin boots.
Wear a bag slung diagonally to break up a look.
A floor-grazing trench makes a statement
without much effort.
A cool way to pull off the tie-dye trend.
A blazer and flare jeans are a timeless combination.
A mini bag is the accessories trend to keep an eye on this year.
Tuck trousers into boots for a new take on your favorites.
A sweatshirt layered over a floaty skirt is a study in contrasts.
Don't shy away from bold colors this year.
A clear coat is an ideal way to show off your outfit.
For transitional weather, layer a top under your favorite summer dress.
Yellow and green are an unexpectedly chic color combination.
Tie a scarf tightly around the neck for an easy way to switch up a look.
A bold pair of statement boots can transform an outfit.
Pink on pink doesn't have to feel overly feminine if you opt for sleeker silhouettes.
Jan Quammie shows how to make practical boots feel fashionable too.
A sweater tied around the neck is a great alternative to a simple scarf.
Swap your usual leather jacket for a statement style instead.
Break up a denim ensemble with a cool vest.
Finish off a menswear-inspired neutral suit with accessories in the same color palette for a refined look.
Or, top yours off with an off-kilter jacket, like this striped trench.
Another fun play on the suiting trend, this time with a periwinkle twist.
Logomania may have been everywhere in 2018, but it shows no signs of slowing down this year. Here's Marine Serre's iconic crescent print alongside the Courreges logo.
Marta Cygan of @lifeofboheme got creative with her suit separates, topping her shirt off with a chic bra, rather than the other way around.
Chloe of @louloudesaison paired her Tibi blazer and Khaite dress with a pair of boots in the same color family.
Vanessa Hong proves that all-white can be anything but boring — especially when topped off with a very of-the-moment bucket hat.
Barneys' Senior Social Media Manager Candace Marie shows us how to wear a Canadian tuxedo in 2019, courtesy of this Alena Akhmadullina set.
Free your hands with a form-meets-function belt bag, like this one from Dior's Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
Go (almost) monochrome in black and red.
Mix a ladylike dress with a combat boot a la Brittany Xavier.
Maria Bernad's all-plaid suit comes across as approachable when paired with similarly hued accessories.
Jan Quammie pulls off all-over zippers effortlessly.