No City Does Street Style Quite Like Paris

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.
No pants, no problem.
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?
So vintage.
Play with proportions by going big on the top and bottom.
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.
Power suit. BAM.
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.

Loewe bag.
No matching set looks cooler (and more polished) than a floral suit.
The designer version of the shopping bag. Chic, but surprisingly practical.

Balenciaga bag.
Fashion people have a love-hate relationship with patent leather, but when it comes to this jacket, it's all love.
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).

Gucci shoes.
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.
Color-blocking perfection.

Nike shoes.
Make pajama dressing feel completely daytime appropriate by piling on the jewelry.

Off-White coat, Chanel necklaces.
Leggings! As pants!

Vetements pants.
"Army pants," the fashion way.

Simon Miller bag.
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.
J'adior!

Dior dress.
Play with proportions by layering an extra-chunky sweater with a mini skirt.

Alyx top, J.W. Anderson skirt, Fendi bag, Andy Wolf sunglasses.
In case you're wondering what that white bandana stands for...
Give pink a chance. Seriously.

Balenciaga top.
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!
Case A of what a runway trend looks like IRL.

Balenciaga shoes.
It's baaaaaack.

Fiorucci jacket.
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.

Loewe bag.
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.

Gucci shoes.
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.
Velvet anything sounds like a good idea, but velvet pants sounds like the best.
The most popular T-shirt of the season, in crew-neck form.

Gucci top.
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.

Delvaux bag.
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.

Prada bag.
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.
Sometimes, all you need is one bright pink pop of color.

Loewe bag.
Yellow works, too.

Loewe bag.
Pattern-clashing, pattern-mixing...call it whatever you want, but it looks damn good.
Make like the runways and cinch your coat with a waist belt.
This looks is what we're calling monotactal, a head-to-toe look all in the same texture.