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Style Advisor: Four Lessons From Paris Fashion Week

Style Advisor: Four Lessons From Paris Fashion Week

The French are famous for their effortless chic and sophisticated understatement, and the style on the streets of Paris Fashion Week demonstrate why. The capital’s boulevards were awash with the city’s best-dressed tastemakers throughout the week. Here are four lessons to take away from the Parisian style elite.

WEAR YOUR BOOTS THIGH HIGH

We’ve learned our lesson – it may be spring, but the weather is not quite as fine as we might have hoped. Thigh high boots were seen up and down the Seine at PFW. Wear with a belted jacket like Saint Laurent’s classic Safari and a mini skirt to style out the transitional season.

PLAY WITH PROPORTION

Borrow from the boys and team loose-fitting Valentino boyfriend jeans or cropped denim with an oversized jacket complete with fur detailing and utility pockets. Have fun with your silhouette and finish the look with slick sock boots and an iconic bag.

NEUTRAL IS BEST

Neutral hues in luxe materials are essential to every stylish French wardrobe. Wear cream and bronze coloured accessories by Saint Laurent with RTW classics given a modern update. Gucci’s cropped denim jacket with fur cuffs and a feminine pleated midi skirt are the epitome of contemporary elegance.

KEEP YOUR ACCESSORIES CLASSIC

There is a difference between fashion and style, and it is one that the French know well. A classic accessory is never out of fashion, as it is always in style, and will be something trusted in your wardrobe you can return to time and again.