Let it be known that style stops for nothing — not even days upon days of pouring rain. So when weather conditions in Paris, the final stop on the international whirlwind known as Fashion Month, are, for lack of a better word, dismal, dressing the part can be quite the challenge. Considering how much the industry
loves a good non-waterproof fabric (leather, faux-fur, snakeskin), creating a look that's all-parts practical and all-parts chic takes innovation, creativity, and some professional styling prowess. Is it an easy feat? No. But the street style savants in Paris, of course, make it look oh so simple.
From the coolest crew-neck sweatshirt (shout-out, Gucci!), to statement outerwear, to It bags that have the power to make even the simplest of outfits feel eye-catching, see how the Paris Fashion Week crowd turns plain and classic into too-cool-for-school.
If it's too cold to wear a midi dress, pile it on top of a maxi one in a contrasting color or print.
If you're not into the whole corset-over-a-T-shirt thing but still want to get in on the trend, try belting it over something more subtle, like a solid-colored trench.
We've been seeing leopard print everywhere, so we love spotting something a little different, like zebra stripes.
Ruffled pants? Sign us up.
Color-blocking to the 100th degree.
This dress is the style version of an optical illusion, and we're
all about it.
Feeling creative? Wear a bow-tie untied in place of a neck scarf.
Yup, the culotte is alive and well.
Glittered Nike? What's not to love?
So. Many. Shiny. Textures.
Wrap your scarf around your waist, rather than your neck.
If you're already on the fanny pack train, why not look to one that has two pouches?
Play with proportions by going big on the top
If you love patent leather, look to this outfit, which shows you how to wear three layers of the shiny fabric at once.
Double the plaid, double the fun.
Hike your crossbody
all the way up for a hands-free (and fuss-free) approach. Chloe bag.
Here's proof a denim jacket can work in chillier temps: Just add two other layers into the mix.
No matching set looks cooler (and more polished) than a floral suit.
The designer version of the shopping bag. Chic, but surprisingly practical.
Now this is how you wear a dress over a pair of jeans.
Vetements dress and socks, Balenciaga bag.
A more polished take on the overall, and we're kind of obsessed with it.
If there's one coat we could add to our wish list, it's this.
Vetements top, Jacquemus coat.
The high-neck, the poufy sleeves, the checkered print: There's nothing
not to love about this blouse. AWAKE top.
Denim-on-denim in the most badass way.
J.W. Anderson bag.
Break up an all-neutral look with a wild-and-crazy pair of shoes (these kitten heels are multi-colored and spiked).
A corset and a parka are two pieces we'd never think to pair together, but...well, it works.
We love the balance between a pair of jeans and a pair of drop earrings.
Make pajama dressing feel completely daytime appropriate by piling on the jewelry.
Off-White coat, Chanel necklaces.
Leggings! As pants!
Though it gives the illusion of pants, the bottom half of this outfit is actually knee socks and Bermuda shorts. Too cool.
Issey Miyake bag.
Winter whites, with a pop of color.
Play with proportions by layering an extra-chunky sweater with a mini skirt.
Alyx top, J.W. Anderson skirt, Fendi bag, Andy Wolf sunglasses.
An off-the-shoulder jacket that's still totally functional. Done and done.
Dior dress, jacket, and shoes.
Raise your hand if you're ready for the camo comeback!
If you have to pick between patent leather and matte leather, choose patent, always.
It's the little things — like how the pattern of the suit coordinates with the pattern of the sunglasses — that make all the difference.
A plaid, oversized, '80s-style blazer is a new wardrobe staple. It looks just as good with a button-up and jeans as it does with an ankle-length dress.
Earrings, necklaces, a belt, socks...the more accessories, the better.
We're buying a pair of these
retro shades, stat. Louis Vuitton bag.
The technicolor scarf adds dimension to the look, but we love how much impact the tiny sheer socks have.
When even torrential rain can't kill your vibe...
Dress up a black turtleneck-and-jeans foundation with a coat in a loud color or print, like leopard.
anything sounds like a good idea, but velvet pants sounds like the best.
If you're gonna get on board with the mini-bag trend, try one that will still fit the necessities.
It's not easy to find stylish rain gear. This patent leather-looking poncho checks all the boxes.
Let the cuffs of your blouse peek out from underneath your coat just so.
Invest in a solid tan, brown, or even black trench. You won't regret it.
For added warmth (because winter is still alive and well) layer a thin puffer
underneath your winter coat.
We'll just be over here wondering where we can find a scarf that imitates the upper-half of a chunky sweater...
Khaki doesn't look so bad in maxi skirt form, does it?
We're huge fans of
alternative shirting, especially when your button-up is half-blouse, half-sweater.
Yellow works, too.
Pattern-clashing, pattern-mixing...call it whatever you want, but it looks damn good.
Make like the runways and cinch your coat with a
This looks is what we're calling monotactal, a head-to-toe look all in the same texture.