Once again, another season draws to a sartorially satisfying close, with the show-goers hitting up Paris Fashion Week to bid adieu to AW18 in style. From luxe old-school glamour vibes to more trend-forward statements, the French capital didn’t disappoint. Here are the best street-style looks we spotted…
More is more
Too long have accessoriesA fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look. played second fiddle to your outfitsClothing can be made of textiles, animal skin, or other thin sheets of materials put together. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depend on body type, social, and geographic considerations. Some clothing can be gender-specific. – in Paris, the focus was on the plus-ones, with the general consensus being the bigger (or more garish), the better. Jewellery was dripping with bling or embellishment, and when it came to sunglasses, angular and super-80s shades added a jolt of fun to cold-weather looks.
Say it like you mean it
Slogans have cemented their place securely into our wardrobes over the last few seasons, but in Paris the trend went turbo with select words finding their voice on textured pieces. Case in point? This pink fluffy knit tied at the waist and paired with high-waisted trousersTrousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.. Patent sneaks and a vinyl puffer jacket add some mirror-shine texture and cutesy 90-style tinted shades complete the getup.
From workwear to going out-out, a good blazer is transformative for your outfit. And riffing on the 80s takeover happening right now, they’ve had a subtle retro upgrade in oversized shapes and shoulder-padded structuring. Keep it modern in heritage checks and layer over a smart all-green getup (think blouse and ruffle-hem trousers) for a slightly dressier feel. White square-toe boots and round sunglasses amp up the throwback vibe.
Knits to meet you
From your granny’s wardrobe to your spring/summer glow-up – a love affair is happening with crochet and it’s never been cuter. Take note from this show-goer with this flower-embroidered cardigan with bobbles and contrast trims. Plain black skinny jeans keep all eyes on the top half, and perspex shades plus a hardware chain bag are modern additions to stop the outfit from going too kitsch.
Blue is the warmest colour
Thanks to 00s Britney and JT, double denim has always been a somewhat divisive style choice, but the trend gets a grown-up Scandi overhaul this year – and not a denim cowboy hat in sight. It’s all about structured silhouettes, like wide-leg jeans with a belted button-up jacket with dreamy double pockets. Heeled brown suede boots add a distinctly western feel, but yellow-gold hardware, plus a slick of red lippie, amp up the Parisian glam.