As you know, Fashion Week ended with a bang in Paris. The most stylish looks were all spotted in Paris — better than the ones we saw in New York and Milan — as the most fashionable flocked in the City of Lights to watch renowned French labels like Chanel and Louis Vuitton showcase their collections for fall 2014. The outfits we spotted on the the front row were exceptional, but we have to be honest with you, the most exciting part was checking out the street style fashion. Here are a few of the ones that really stood out:
1. Texture Play
Check out Chinese supermodel, Liu Wen, playing with textures on her outfit. She also added a touch of punk and edge to her look by pairing it with chunky boots and black ripped skinnies.
Liu Wen plays with textures for her layered outfit
You can steal Liu Wen’s style by slipping into pieces that are already in your closet — namely, a striped tee, ripped skinny jeans (doesn’t have to be black), edgy boots, and a chunky patterned sweater. Finally, top the combination with a textured scarf like these pieces from Madewell and YARNZ:
Madewell Florida Scarf, $52
YARNZ Stripe Scarf, $101.50 (was $145)
2. Tactile Treatment
A heavily fringed scarf will give you the best result for this look put together by Anya Ziourova. The stylist and fashion director managed to create this completely hip and chic ensemble that is nothing short of fascinating. If you want to steal it, you will need a structured coat and an intricately patterned or textured scarf that is elaborate enough to create a statement.
Anya Ziourova uses a statement scarf to and an oversized Chanel clutch to keep things interesting
It was difficult to find a similar scarf as Anya’s, but this patterned extra from Missoni may do the trick if you put it over a beautifully constructed short-sleeved coat. Pair the combo with a stunning purse and an uber-cool hat, then you’re all set!
Missoni Patterned Fringe Scarf, $114 (was $190)
Three Floor Reportoire Jacket, $248
3. Elaborate Embroidery
Stunning stylist, Erica Pelosini, gave her elaborately embroidered jacket added drama by pairing it with an embroidered clutch that was just as exquisite, and capping off the whole look with a fringed yet sleek and elegant neck warmer. To keep things interesting, she dressed down the mix with faded blue jeans.
Erica Pelosini keeps her elaborately jacket and purse in check by pairing them with a classice fringed scarf and faded blue skinny jeans
If you want to steal Erica’s style, try this jacket from Free People. Wear it over a white tee and blue skinny jeans, then top off with a solid lavender or dark brown fringe scarf. Oh, and don’t forget the clutch!
Free People Downtown Coat, $174 (was $348)
4. The Cape
This is one of the easy looks you can pull off. To keep a topper sexy and interesting, take a cue from fashion plate and socialite, Mira Duma, by pairing it with classic thigh-high boots. Just make sure the jacket, cape, or coat isn’t too short nor too long. Not keen on the boots? Then simply wear thigh-high socks with your booties.
Mira Duma keeps her look simple and chic by capping off her patterned cape with thigh-high boots
To steal Mira’s look, you can try the patterned jacket from Free People posted above, or go with something similar to her cape, like this piece from Parkhurst.
5. Matching Prints
Looking to channel the good-girl style? Then take a cue from Nicole Warne by wearing separates with prints or patterns that match. We also love how she added a bit more drama by pairing the outfit with a patterned clutch in the same color family. Do you like her look?
Nicole Warne wears matching prints for a fully coordinated effect
To achieve the same effect, you may need to do a little DIY — unless you can find a label that sells clothing and accessories (scarves) with prints that match. A good example would be the floral combo from ODLR below. Simply top the dress with a sweater to achieve Nicole’s look.
Of course, that’s assuming you can afford to shell out over $2000 worth of designer threads. If you wish to be frugal about, DIY is really the way to go.
Oscar de la Renta Cap Sleeve Flora Print Dress and Scarf, $1890 and $550
6. Classic with a Twist
Paris Fashion Week would not be complete without at least one fashion-week-goer decked in a head wrap. We caught designer, Vika Gazinskaya, giving her classic all-black outfit a gypsy twist by pairing it with a light headwrap and some drop-dead stunning hoop earrings. Do you like her outfit?
Vika Gazinskaya gives her classic all-black attire a gypsy twist by wearing a head wrap and hoop earrings
We think it’s a pretty cool pairing. To achieve the look, simply put on an all-black attire (mainly, a black sweater with black trousers and a pair of black loafers or flats), then cap it off with a light scarf wrapped around your head the gypsy way. Try the scarf from Kate Spade below. Also, if you want to copy Vika’s look all the way, create holes on your sweater to achieve the peep-shoulder effect.
7. Pattern Play
Blanket wraps will be big come fall 2014, but Tiany Kiriloff was already ahead of everyone with this bit of trend. She sported her topper with a floral skirt and complemented the pairing wth accessories that were just as colorful (check out her clutch, nails, and shoes).
Tiany Kiriloff plays with color and pattern by wearing a colorful blanket wrap with her floral print skirt
To get Tiany’s look, you can do the pattern-on-pattern combo by mixing this plaid wrap jacket from Nastygal with the checkered black-and-white wrap from Coach below. Wear both over a printed black-and-white dress and classic black pumps to complete the outfit.
Coach Plaid Wrap Cape, $374 (was $698)
8. The Statement Stole
Last of the street looks that stood out to us during Paris Fashion Week was from Natalie Joos. We liked how the stylista fashioned her statement stole with two very different outfits. Check them out below and tell us which one you like better.
Natalie Joos puts her stole to good use by wearing it twice during Paris Fashion Week
If you want to steal Natalie’s style, you can try these stoles we found at Nordstrom. Depending on your budget, you have the option of picking between the sleek satin wrap from St. John or the white furry topper from Eliza J. Wear any of the two over a dress or a two-piece outfit (in complementing hues) and you’re all set!
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