Whenever I need a burst of inspiration to help me rework the classic pieces in my wardrobe, I head to Pinterest and type in those 3 magic words; PARIS STREET STYLE.
The way Parisian women wear combinations of exquisite fabrics in classic silhouettes without pomp and fuss empowers me to trust in my time pieces; the white shirt, the classic blazer, the perfect jean, the Chanel handbag, the pristine black bootie.
During Paris Fashion Week this month we got to see the evolution of these classic pieces in Diego Zuko’s street style snaps.
The Parisian Street Style Aesthetic
As I pour over these images, I get excited by the artistry of the Parisian set as they play with current trends and avant-garde shapes to create ever changing and fresh takes on wardrobe staples. I’m always excited to see how these mavens re-invent pieces whilst maintaining that ‘undone’, effortless look.
The New Sleeve
The crisp white shirt sleeve is re-invented this season, taking on volume and character.
Classic coats and blazers relax into men’s tailoring come Autumn, while belts cinched in at the waist create movement and texture within the fabric folds.
All hail 80’s power dressing! For the daring, sharp shoulders exude power and bold structure.
Why we love their street style
In each example we see street style outfit curated with elegance. The looks are powerful. They are respectful of craftsmanship and remain current without compromise.
But don’t be put off by how aesthetically adventurous these women may be. If we break down each look to it’s fundamentals and apply these to our own styling we can still emulate the classically French ‘savoir faire’.
A beautifully tailored coat. A luxe blazer. A crisp white shirt.
These pieces will take you through the seasons reflecting movement in design, fabric and composition.
View the complete street style gallery by Diego Zuko from Harper’s Bazaar
You’re welcome ladies!