Our love for French fashion runs deep, you know this. From the French fashion brands we have etched into our brains for all shopping trips—spontaneous or entirely planned—through to the Parisian women we are partial to style-jacking on occasion, or even uncovering the way they peruse Zara's rails, we have an endlessly inquisitive nature when it comes to our European compatriots' approach to style. So when Paris Fashion Week comes around, you know there's incoming inspiration. Even the attendees from across the globe catch the Gallic bug, upping their style game in the most insouciant, dishevelled and sassy ways French women can claim as their own. An unbuttoning of a shirt here, a taking off of one out-there accessory there…
The classic mantra could be boiled down to less is more—even when the most adventurous clothes are in question. Think of Carine Roitfeld in a daring see-through gown: Her hair and eyeliner will be mussed-up, and she'll be wearing the same stilettos she's had on all day. No tricky styling tweaks. No excess of accessories. No fussy additions to get in her way of having a moment de plaisir.
So, with that kind of welcome advice ringing in your ears, scroll through the gallery to see the chicest, simplest and easiest-to-copy street style looks from Paris Fashion Week now…
Check out the burgeoning trend for all things red leather.
Topshop have a great selection of scarves so you can get knotting ASAP.
Hannah Almassi is the editor in chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was hired to launch a UK sister site and social channels, localise content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 15 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times and MatchesFashion.com, among many others.
Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy toddler and highly Instagrammable cat.