80 French Style Lessons To Learn Now

Paris Fashion Week is the last leg of the trip in the long haul that is Fashion Month. As such, we have the unique ability to rejigger our wardrobes, learning from days of running around in blister-inducing heels and jackets that look good but are actually too warm for the weather. We say to ourselves: In Paris, it's gonna be different. In Paris, we'll always have a delicate breeze in our hair, a skirt that twirls just so, and jeans that are tastefully ripped in only the right places.
And, it seems, the bevy of editors, stylists, and street-style stars have made their adjustments, too. Which can only mean one thing: that Paris street style just might be the strongest of all the cities. Not only do we have the benefit of pulling inspiration from weeks of running around in New York, London, and Milan. But, come on, you can't really look bad in front of the Eiffel Tower. So, we've rounded up the best snaps of everyone channeling their inner French girl with one last street style rally. Grab a flakey croissant and a foamy latte and click through these 80 tips on how to nail street style in the City of Lights — straight from the seasoned pros.
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Do: Go athletic on top and voluminous on bottom.
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Don't: Hesitate to use the things commonly inside your bag as actual bags.
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Don't: Listen to the old adage about not mixing navy and black.
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Do: Mix your evening wear with your sneakers.
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Do: Make a statement.
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Don't: Feel restricted by the typical definition of "pants."
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Do: Bring geometric shapes into the mix.
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Do: Twirl when necessary.
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Don't: Forget your solid briefs when going sheer.
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Do: Stay laid back.
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Do: Stand out without color.
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Don't: Keep your fringe to your clothes — accessories deserve to have some fun, too!
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Do: Layer brights.
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Do: Pick one strong accent color.
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Don't: Stop your boots at your ankles.
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Do: Keep your signature wink.
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Don't: Underestimate the power of a good band tee.
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Don't: Underestimate the power of an LBD, either.
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Do: Keep it simple, if that's your thing.
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Do: Put white collared shirts under everything.
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Don't: Forget that simple pieces — like shirt dresses — can be pumped up, too.
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Do: Use the buddy system.
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Do: Try dresses over pants — no matter the length.
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Don't: Stop at one gingham piece.
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Do: Wear chartreuse!
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Don't: Overload the look when two great pieces will do.
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Do: Go white on white as a bottom layer.
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Don't: Choose between words or patchwork when you can have both.
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Do: Mix bold prints and color.
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Don't: Discard your denim.
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Do: Add neutrals to white.
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Don't: Be afraid to bring color in with a clutch.
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Do: Go for the full look.
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Don't: Fuss with things in your hands when a crossbody looks just as chic.
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Do: Keep your hair sleek when wearing a wild suit.
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Don't: Feel the need to wear stilettos all the time.
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Do: Keep it casual.
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Do: Tie your jumpsuit up like a pair of interesting pants.
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Do: Let the photogs get the stepping shot.
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Don't: Stop at just one shade of white.
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Don't: Smile — just kidding!
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Do: Smile!
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Do: Invest in an interesting trench.
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Don't: Leave the volume to the bottom.
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Do: Be the life of the party. Even when it's not a party.
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Don't: Overlook the men's section.
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Do: Find leopard-print accessories.
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Do: Stay ladylike sometimes.
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Don't: Keep your bag small if what you really need is a tote.
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Do: Work in an athletic bra as a fun base for something sheer.
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Do: Put your heads together.
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Do: Wear comfy clothes that move.
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Don't: Wait until it's snowing to wear your turtleneck.
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Do: Layer a leather dress over anything.
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Do: Match your ride whenever possible.
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Don't: Make war, make peace and love.
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Do: Take the time to work with strappy shoes. It's worth it!
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Don't: Let jacket weather stop you from showing your printed top. Go sheer!
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Do: Keep it moving.
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Do: Play with the proportions (and directions) of your stripes.
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Do: Try a ribbon belt.
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Don't: Look like you wouldn't wear this every day.
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Do: Playfully coordinate.
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Do: Buy multiples of the same print if you love it.
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Don't: Get too hot. Perforate your pants.
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Do: Chanel Beetlejuice.
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Do: Cape your coat.
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Do: Get red all over.
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Don't: Disregard your evening wear for daytime.
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Don't: Stop your feet from having all the fun.
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Don't: Hold back your love.
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Do: Listen to tips from a few slides ago. Man, you're fast!
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Do: Be a fan.
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Don't: Be cold. Cozy sweaters are a good look with a dressier bottom.
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Do: Show your animalistic side.
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Don't: Forget your basics.
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Do: Smize from the backseat.
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Do: Belt your outermost layer.
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Don't: Be afraid to do one print all over.
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Do: The damn thing.