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We can’t choose a favourite street style look from Paris Fashion Week and it’s killing us

5 March 2018

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 27: A guest wearing see through transparent Burrberrys bag is seen outside Dior on February 27, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)

Paris Fashion Week street style delivered arguably the most sought-after style cues yet.

When choosing which images to include in our street style roundups from city to city, we strive to meet a broad criteria; what’s trending, what’s flattering, what’s inspiring, what’s coveted, what’s bold et cetera, et cetera. This roundup, however, was not that straightforward, with almost every look possessing one, if not all, of the credentials vying for a spot in our gallery. As you scroll below, it’s easy to see why.

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How to work your style like a Parisian:

  • Coats: The relaxed boyfriend coat makes way for belted variations or styles cinched in at the waist. An easy way to achieve this look using existing relaxed-cut coats in your wardrobe would be to cross it over at the front and fasten with a belt, or better yet, with a zeitgeist waist pack.
  • Trousers: The trouser leg has widened from the hips down to the ankles. While there were still traces of the flared leg at NYFW in February, the Parisian street style has shifted almost completely away from this silhouette opting for more fullness and structure. This does not mean to say abandon your palazzo pants or crepe de chine trousers, as seen on one – and may we say uber-cool – street style star below. She, however, has breathed new light into the style through clever layering and a strategic turning up of the cuff revealing her statement high-shine ankle boots.
  • Colour: Though not as bold as their Italian counterparts, Parisians aren’t afraid to experiment with colour and texture in the cooler temperatures. Something, as New Zealanders, we’re only just beginning to comprehend. The use of colour as seen in Paris street style is often muted or mellowed via tonal dressing – wearing it with multiple other garments in similar shades makes it infinitely wearable.

Okay, now for what you really want. Less reading, more scrolling.

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