Even if you've never had the opportunity to explore France in person, you've likely heard the phrase "French girl style" at one point or another. The City of Lights is full of women who have mastered the effortless, head-to-toe polished personal look. And now that the shows have officially begun, Paris Fashion Week's Spring/Summer 2021 street style is out in full force, offering plenty of inspiration.
Following in the decisions of New York, London, and Milan this season, Paris is also opting for a blend of physical and digital shows. Day one brought the pared-down list of attendees out for shows such as Dior, Coperni, and Koché. And though the week kicked off on a rainy note, show-goers still put their best feet forward and arrived to Dior in the brand's logo-embroidered jackets and sparkly hair clips. For Coperni, founders Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant attracted an ultra-stylish crowd to its presentation, where the label's sculptural bags were the accessory du jour.
The rest of the week has a packed schedule of shows including notable brands like Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Balmain, Givenchy, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton. Meaning, the street style is only going to get better as the days go by. Below, Darrel Hunter took to the streets of Paris to snap street style images for TZR. The shows go on until Tuesday, Oct. 6, so keep coming back every day for additional photos.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 8
Mix seasonal prints in your look, like the attendee did above with a summery floral and fall plaid.
Give your classic pieces, like a trench and loafer, a cool approach by opting for two-tone pants.
Leonie Hanne wore a black and brown leather Louis Vuitton look to the show.
A heeled loafer is a comfier alternative to a skinny heel. Blanca Miró Scrimieri paired her Louis Vuitton iteration with a bright orange bag from the brand.
Offset a ladylike dress and blazer with chunky black boots.
A logo-laden jacket makes a big statement.
A vest is perfect for days when it's not cold enough for a jacket, but you want a little extra something to keep you warm.
Opt for a sheer skirt to show off your bodysuit as show by Camille Charriere.
Platform boots were out-and-about in Paris.
A beret gives any look a cool vibe.
Don't immediately tuck away your favorite summer set. Wear it alone during the beginning of fall, and once the temperatures dip, throw on a leather or shearling jacket.
A matching knit set can go from the couch to outdoors, just add on a luxe jacket and you're set.
If you're color palette doesn't stray far from neutrals, consider adding shades of pale blue.
Matching with your partner or friend can be fun.
Tis the season for statement sweaters. Give yours an elevated twist by coupling it with slit skirt and glitzy heels.
Give your black tights a break and consider a striking blue pair.
If you're looking for an effortlessly cool look that you can put together in a pinch, a denim set has you covered.
A good plaid suit will always be in style.
A simple graphic tee and denim outfit can easily be dressed up with the addition of a plaid jacket.
Belts were the go-to accessory in Paris. Try belting your blazers and jackets this fall.
For a fun twist on a long scarf, cinch your belt over the top.
Try a statement jacket a bit darker than your bottoms for a cool approach to the Canadian tuxedo.
Sheer pants might sound strange, but this attendee shows they can be rather chic.
A Chanel show calls for major baubles.
Eager to try out a monochromatic look? Consider coupling a dark green with a slightly lighter shade.
A mint green bag adds a perfect pop of color to a neutral ensemble.
Transition your leather shorts into fall by coupling the bottoms with a cozy turtleneck. When it gets a bit colder, add a pair of black tights under them.
Skip a hat and keep your ears warm by tying a chic scarf around your head.
Add color to your knit collection with a fun emerald green style.
Coordinating your colorful jewelry with your attire adds intrigue.
Instead of a black leather jacket, consider a cool corset top.
To avoid too much going on under a loud statement coat, try a white tee, black shorts, and tights.
Designer logos elevate a simple bucket hat and mask.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 6
thigh-high leather boots and sheer tights make for a cool combination.
Maria Bernad paired a paisley puff-sleeve dress with platform boots.
A metallic silver mask adds a glitzy element to a fitted gray jacket.
Swap out a classic trench for a denim iteration.
Try layering jackets for both added warmth and a chance to play with color and texture.
Marta Cygan wore a full Paco Rabanne look to the show.
Alice Barbier coordinated her attire with her Nodaleto boots.
Pair together soft tans and yellows for a relaxed feel.
Even if you don't reside in France, consider a fun beret this fall.
Don't be afraid to mix prints in the same color family.
Sandals can still be worn in the fall, just wear the shoe with a warm quilted jacket.
Try mixing warm and cool shades in your ensemble.
Bottega Veneta's Puddle Boots look ultra-cool with slouchy staples.
Leather and lace are a combination that always works.
To stay covered up in the chilly weather, couple a cropped sweater with high-waisted jeans.
This attendee arrived to Paco Rabanne in the label's dress and bag.
Go all out with a tie-dye fringe top by paring it with funky plaid pants.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 5
A baseball hat gives any look a sporty vibe.
Layer two (or more) charm necklaces over a white top.
All you need is a pair of tight to wear your short suit in the fall. Match the tights to your turtleneck to easily tie the look together.
If you're going for a striking statement earring, opt for a turtleneck and necklace to finish off the look.
Dress up a puffer jacket with a chic ribbed turtleneck.
Corduroy pants add texture to a simple blazer.
Accessorize a plaid blazer with dainty gold necklaces for a sophisticated feel.
Unbutton the top of a white button-down to make it an off the shoulder silhouette.
Maria Bernad wore a plaid mini skirt over flared jeans to Hermés.
Transition your cutouts into fall with thigh-high boots.
Camille Charriere styled a classic tan coat with a bandana scarf and slouchy black boots.
Play with texture by adding two fuzzy pieces into your outfit.
Mix together slightly different tones of navy blue.
Since ear cuffs require no actual piercing, try a few at once.
This show-goer paired a plaid vest coat with Wandler's two-tone boots.
Chloé Harrouche wore a look from her brand LOULOU STUDIO.
Xenia Adonts went for a buttery yellow look at Hermès.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 4
Instead of a beanie, consider a cozy bucket hat this season.
Light tan and cream make for a visually pleasing combination.
If you're planning to pile on dark blacks and browns, try choosing subtle prints and rich textures.
Instead of sticking to all black leather, trying a white bag or boots.
This show-goer finished off her look with Loewe's beloved Balloon Bag.
A hot pink bucket hat brightens up a chilly day.
This show-goer shows that olive green is basically a neutral.
Elie Delphine gave puff sleeves her stamp of approval.
Cuff your jeans to show off a favorite pair of shoes.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 3
Consider swapping out your black suit for a rich brown one for a seasonal take.
Try incorporating contrasting prints that are centered around the same color scheme into your look.
Don't write off your favorite summery scarves come fall. The piece balances out all your core cold weather staples and can add a pop of color, too.
Branch out and experiment with a trendy quilted coat in an exciting hue this season.
Yes, you can still wear skinny straps in the fall. Just layer a knit underneath and you're good to go.
Keep things simple in the front and go for an element of surprise in the back, like a strappy open-back top or sweater.
Mix primary colors by going for softer takes — a buttery yellow or a burnet orange-red and adding neutral accessories to finish your look.
Jewelry can be the most important element of an ensemble. A chunky bracelet or rings instantly stand out against a simple knit.
Loafers are a must-try this season. You can wear them with socks, or like this show-goer, try stirrup leggings.
If it's not cold enough to layer a sweater underneath your jacket, a sweater vest over a blouse is the perfect alternative.
Dressing for inclement weather can still be chic. Make sure your coat can withstand getting wet, and add practical but fun accessories to your look.
Yes you can dress up sweats. Chunky gold necklaces and a statement coat add to the sporty feel while still adding a fashion-forward element.
Don't let your bracelets hide underneath your top — let them be seen by styling them over your sleeves.
Pair a leather statement jacket with simple trousers and a button-up blouse.
Go for a playful approach to a gray suit by styling it with pops of orange.
If you're not keen on flashy jewelry, try accessorizing with a chunky belt instead, like this shoe-goer did at Chloé.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 2
Try coordinating different textured pieces in neutral hues that you might not normally wear together.
To dress down jeans and a tailored coat, try sporty accessories like a bucket hat and belt bag.
A printed top and a black blazer are a combination you can wear over and over again.
Use coordinated accessories to tie together a look.
Leonie Hanne styled her leather black dress with vivid green accessories and a silver Bottega Veneta bag.
Cool Nike kicks are all you need to tone down an all-leather look.
This show-goer made the case for slouchy clog boots.
Géraldine Boublil pulled out all the stops with her accessories, opting for pearl embroidered gloves with an oversized gold necklace.
Marine Serre's signature moon print top looks just as cool under a leather dress as it does on its own.
Try a slouchy, asymmetrical sweater vest over a puff-sleeve blouse for a playful, fashion-forward ensemble.
Further validation that the revealed bra trend is on the rise. Printed sweats instantly make the look feel a little less dressy.
A denim shirt jacket is ideal on those days where you don't need a heavy coat. Add white jeans and boots or sneakers and you're good to go.
Another appearance of Bottega Veneta's new Puddle Boots along with a bag from the of-the-moment brand.
If a two-piece suit feels too fussy for you, consider taking this layered approach. Pieces in similar — but not matching — hues have the same effect in a more relaxed way.
If you're keeping your accessories simple and sleek, swap a neutral coat for one in a bright hue or print.
Alice Barbier showed a sliver of skin with a cutout top.
Another way to sport Marine Serre's Instagrammable moon print is via a sock bun.
You don't have to stick to the typical fall color palette. Bring out your favorite spring hues (like mint green and purple) early this year.
Statement studs are all you need to spruce up a white jacket.
Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 Street Style: Day 1
Outside of Coperni, Xenia Adonts proves that powder blue and khaki green make for a luxe color combination to test out for fall.
On cooler fall days, layer a tall turtleneck under a jacket for ultimate warmth.
Keep your hair from being blown around by any wind by tying a chic silk scarf around your head.
A small waterproof vest may not totally protect from the rain, but it's a layering piece that adds instant texture to a pared-down look.
Try styling a tee with a matching skirt and jacket set. Sometimes the more minimal the outfit, the better.
Embrace the revealed bra trend that's been spotted across the runways by simply choosing a sheer top to layer over.
Transition leather shorts into fall by layering a blazer over a button-up on top.
Go for a mint hue in your makeup and attire to brighten up the gloomy weather.
Feathers make a classic trench coat instantly exciting.
Elie Delphine exhibited the power of a statement tracksuit, keeping the rest of her look simple.
Pull your hair back into a slick ponytail to show off your ear party. For another trendy accessory, opt for a circular quilted handbag.
A jacket rested over your shoulders always looks effortless.
Patchwork is both chic and sustainable, so consider adding a coat or top to your fall lineup.
If you're worried about mixed prints coming off as over-the-top, try sticking to the same print in various proportions.
Add interest to a sleek all-black look by adding a bright earring to the equation.
Leonie Hanne wore not one, but two sparkly J'aDior hair clip to the show.
Pull together a slouchy ensemble with a fitted sweater vest on top.
Skip pants and throw on printed tights instead. This attendee opted for a Saks Potts logo printed style paired with Mary Jane heels.
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