Haute Couture is a decidedly extravagant season on the fashion calendar. The runways are typically over the top, and the collections look plenty fancy from far away — but get in close and the meticulous details needed to achieve the couture status becomes even more obvious. So it should come as no surprise that the fashion outside of every show is just as eye-catching. The best street style from Fall 2019 Couture in Paris is seasonally appropriate — summer staples abound — but is also every bit extra as the runways that every well-dressed attendee is there to take in.
After experiencing France's hottest temperatures on record, Paris residents and visitors alike are taking advantage of (slightly) cooler temps to show off their summer layering skills. Below, you'll find international fashion insiders embracing many of fashion's coolest trends — tie-dye, Bermuda shorts, and animal print all included. The good news is that even though these looks harness that cool factor that these It-girls effortlessly pull off, they're not off limits. In fact, the prevalence of comfortable footwear, denim, and simple monochromatic looks all serve as proof that these ensembles are meant to be easy. So, if you're in need of weather-proof but entirely impressive summer look, tu es arrivé. Ahead, an equally alluring lineup of exclusive snaps from photographer Asia Typek, a street-style mainstay who's stylish all her own.
Warm-weather layering is all about sticking to light, breezy, and simple pieces.
A bucket hat is a trendy addition to a laid-back outfit.
A blazer and black jeans make for an effortlessly polished combo.
When it comes to suiting, swap trousers for Bermuda shorts or capris.
On a cooler day, try switching out denim for leather pants.
Want to make a sophisticated statement? Try head-to-toe red.
A fan is an unexpected, but entirely handy accessory.
A pair of simple gladiator sandals is a summer staple that you can dress up or down.
A swimsuit is a layering piece that can come in handy off the beach too.
Try a skirt suit for warm days when you need a bit of extra polish.
A maxi dress and sandals is the ultimate day-to-night combo.
An oversized blazer is cool suiting alternative. Try adding a pair of mules and anklet to finish off your outfit.
Layered whites are ideal for the weekend.
'80s-inspired denim is an easy alternative to your usual jeans.
Sarah Harris' simple neutrals look gets just the right balance thanks to sporty accessories.
Reimagine a classic button-down by leaving it open, with either a bralette or simple tank underneath.
Giovanna Battaglia accessorized an all-white look with metallic accessories.
All black is a uniform that works year round. Freshen up your look with seasonal accessories.
Take a cue from Susie Lau and layer silver with soft pastels.
Style a sleeveless blouse with shorts on days when it's too warm for much else.
Yes, you can wear leather for summer. Choose something loose and breezy to avoid overheating.
Give workwear a warm-weather spin by opting for lightweight but structured picks.
A T-shirt and trousers is a cool combo any time of year.
Add intrigue to a white shirtdress with a vest layered on top.
Cool cutouts can make a little summer leather or latex feel comfortable in the heat.
The finishing touch to a daytime look is a cool pair of sunglasses.
All white makes for a breezy summer look, as proven by Harper's Bazaar's Chrissy Rutherford in Lein Studio.
Contrast a sleek utility jumpsuit with a pair of statement shoes like these colorful boots.
Garage's fashion director Gabriella Karefa-Johnson puts a playful twist on picnic print.
Long layers over sheer bottoms makes for a cool combination.
A crisp white tank and a statement bucket hat are a casual and on-trend duo likely in your closet already.
Animal prints are a fashion-insider favorite. Try styling a short dress with black boots for an edgy combo.
Don't be afraid to play with texture, especially in warm weather. Sheer fabrics styled with velvet or suede help to balance out traditionally cool-weather choices.
A maxi dress with sporty sandals is a simple styling combo that's refreshingly chic and easy.
To give suiting a summer spin, consider swapping heavy trousers for a pair of white jeans.
As another bold suiting alternative, try layering a sherbert-hued top with a contrasting — but equally bright — suit.
Polished pajamas are the pinnacle of breezy fashion.
To add instant polish to a minidress or pair of shorts, throw an oversized blazer on top.
There's something so pleasantly effortless about styling a simple tank with oversized trousers.
Neutrals get an instant boost when styled with a pop of summery orange.
Yes, you can dress up Bermuda shorts. See the look above for proof.
If you live in a climate where warmer temperatures tend to dip down at night, consider the cool styling trick of a long-sleeve shirt around the waist.
Sporty sneakers feel especially fresh when styled with a romantic puffy-sleeved top or jacket.
Want to embrace a summery breeze? Opt for a dress or jumpsuit with an open back.
To allow for a slightly more breathable look when wearing a button-down, leave the bottom half entirely undone, with just a few top buttons fastened.
If summer's full-on tie-dye trend feels too bold for you, simple bleached striping is a cool alternative.
When you're searching for a relaxed weekend look that still feels fashion-forward, trying styling a wrap top with relaxed jeans.
A Hawaiian shirt adds an instant punch of fun, even to an otherwise basic ensemble.
Fabrics like linen, tulle, and silk are ideal when you're trying to keep cool.
When you're stumped on what to wear, try pulling together an all-neutrals look in the same ivory tone.
Add a little extra sartorial intrigue to a simple ensemble with a chain belt slung low around the waist.
Ana Kraš makes Saks Pott's leopard pants feel instantly refreshed with the addition of a tie-dye dress layered on top.
Swap a standard flat sandal for one with a platform if you're looking for a way to instantly dress up your look.
If you want to keep the cool effect of a coat but fear overheating, try a vest iteration, sans sleeves.