The Paris Fashion Week spring 2016 has also been edging close to an end and we have to say that we are going to miss all these awesome shows happening once they are fully done! We adore seeing all the latest from our favourite designers, catching up on the latest celebrity gossip, checking out the talents behind the Houses and really getting to know the up and coming budding designers who have the ability to rock our worlds with their creative minds. From New York to Milan, London to Paris, we have watched the styles happening and we have fallen in love with the street styles often more than the actual trends displayed on the runways. When it comes to the Paris Fashion Week spring 2016 street style, we knew that we would be expecting something crazier, in line with the totally French look and that is exactly what we got.
The gods of fashion were good to us and the first three days have been stellar in terms of the looks, the bohemian and otherwise that take over the sidewalks and everything about it. It may be October already but Paris is a sunny city, albeit the cool winds have set in. Most all have opted to add layers to their ensembles as they attend the shows, though some still think we are in the throes of summer it seems.
It is the cashmere coat that grabs our attention for it is perfect for the autumn crisp air. They come in wraparound styles, belted at the waist, in cape coat designs with the billowing sleeves and the gorgeous double buttoned style, matched up with laced up knee high boots. They come in ensembles of high waist side button trousers and ruffled white shirts, looks reminiscent of old Europe, though there are those who switch up the cashmere with a nice drench that falls to below the knees.
Some of the looks we see on the streets include corded knit sweaters, both short and in the guise of dresses. We see pleated skirts that are either of tougher material or gauzy and fluttering in the wind, falling higher against the knees or lower to wrap around the calves. We see gorgeous boyish looks with ties to amplify the professional attire, while prints in animal and floral make their way into skirts and tops in order to add a burst of color to often otherwise dark outfits. We are particularly fond of the snakeskin and the leopard, while the more subtle flowery appeal on pants and skirts is much more fitting to our tastes.
Long sleeved bodysuits come into play as well, while we are generally in love with the high waists on everything from denim to skinny pants. It is the ‘70s that come out to play with the suede and the cowgirl shirts, while we see touches of traditional Japanese looks peeking through here and there. Large rounded sunglasses and pretty little handled handbags appear on the streets with gusto, while wacky looking clutches are a common enough sight. Add fringe to everything from handbags to the clothing and you have the Paris Street looks captured to the tee.
The ‘70s reigned stronger here on the Paris streets than anywhere else to date. This included leather miniskirts and leather bomber jackets. It included suede pants and suede sweaters. There were lace up boots and nude colored stiletto sandals. We saw a whole lot of fringe as well on the clutches and the jackets, while furry additions to the bags themselves caught our attention. We have rounded sunglasses as well as cat eyes, but it was the high waist denim that did us in. Between the cashmere coats and corded knit sweaters, we were in for a treat. Add a few ponchos here and there, suede skirts and culottes appearing with ankle boots and we have ourselves one of the better more fashionable street style collections yet!
Photos courtesy of Fashionising, Pop Sugar