26 Street-Style Lessons In French Dressing

What is it about French women that makes it seem like they hold all the answers, when it comes to style? They shop at Zara, just like us. They sometimes forget to wash their hair, just like us. Their most prized possessions are the vintage dresses they bought while thrifting — just like us.
And yet, somehow, they all have that certain "Oh, this old thing? Isn't it incredible?" confidence that takes the rest of us a lifetime to come into. But, you know what we're good at? Pilfering style secrets. So, we took our batch of lovely street style pics from Paris Fashion Week and attached a style tip to 'em that you're going to want to swipe for yourself. De rien, nos amis!
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Diana Enciu shows that the secret to updating a vintage tee and baseball cap is simple: Add a bit of sparkle.
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Vogue Australia's Christine Centenera masters the ultimate high-low mix: a tuxedo jacket with a graphic T-shirt.
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Though a pencil skirt can make you look shorter, blogger Doina Ciobanu proves that the antidote is a pair of strappy, sky-high platform sandals.
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Blogger Rea Papathanasiou pairs her anorak with nude pumps and a necklace for an unexpected match-up.
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Blogger Alina Tanasa rocks spring's embellished sunglasses trend a season early! Wear the look with simple basics to keep things grounded.
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Editor-in-chief of Masquerade magazine, Sofia Guellaty shows off how to keep wearing summer's short-shorts by pairing them with the season's tall boot and a classic trench.
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We love how Moda Operandi's Hayley Bloomingdale wore her striped jacket with a polka-dotted clutch — a mixed print that's easy to do, and lovely to see.
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Stephanie La Cava winterizes those springy peep-toe pumps with frilly white socks.
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Looking good, Natalie Joos! Wearing just three pieces can be totally impactful, as long as each piece shines (like in Joos' case!). That Carleen dress is especially major.
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Don't be afraid of white! Blogger Sofie Valkiers' white pumps are retro in all the right ways.
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Do like mix-master Tamu McPherson and wear an oversized graphic sweater atop a printed dress.
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Take the edge out of a pair of thigh-high boots like Taylor Tomasi Hill, and wear 'em with an oversized sweater.
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Blogger Diana Enciu persuades us to bring back the fur vest, but this time, choose one in an unconventional color (like Cookie Monster-blue).
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When your basics are as killer as designer Ulyana Sergeenko's simple shirt and trousers, you need nothing more than a belt to accessorize.
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Anne Catherine Frey layers her jackets for a practical — but stylish — fall outfit.
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Lane Crawford's Tiffany Hsu's peplum skirt is anything but sweet — find one in a tough fabric like PVC for a bit of sartorial juxtaposition!
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Hanneli Mustaparta goes schoolgirl-chic with a mini satchel and button-up shirt. Her longer-length jacket doubles as a dress — a fun tip for anyone who doesn't want to check a coat!
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Doina Ciobanu matches her bag to her shoes (to tone down an all-over printed dress).
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Marina Larroude keeps things simple with a sleeved shift dress and opaque tights.
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Textures can be mixed, too! Blogger Hedvig Opshaug gets creative with her nubby knits.
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Mixing your mustards and reds totally works, as long as you do it as deliberately as Zhanna Romashka.
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Elin Kling's shortened sleeves give a run-of-the-mill jean jacket an awesome, kimono effect.
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Master of everything fashion-related, Anna Dello Russo's look cannot be copied — her tip? Do what you like! With the proper confidence, anything goes.
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Stylist Bahar Kongel balances the sportiness of her jacket and hat with a pair of ankle-strap pumps.
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Stylist Nausheen Shah goes Victorian with a double-breasted dinner jacket and a high-neck ruff — so Downton Abbey of her!
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Statement shoes means you don't need much else — do like blogger Janina Nectara and pair them with a simple dress and a clutch should suffice!

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