One of my favourite pastimes is ogling street style looks. For a few seasons in a row, the pandemic stunted the sidewalk runway of attendees flitting in and out of fashion shows, but this month’s Paris Haute Couture schedule finally appeased my proclivities. In the absence of fashion events, we were granted our fair share of exuberance with Regency-inspired costumes (thanks to Bridgerton), but bearing witness to fabulous real-life outfits cannot be beaten.
Among the front-row ensembles and abundance of tulle, there were many easy-to-replicate outfits to be found. Relaxed looks involving timeless jackets or easy, throw-on dresses were aplenty thanks to chic editors, celebrities and influencers who didn’t feel the need for outrageous trends or look-at-me statement pieces. For example, we know that editors love a good pair of jeans. Denim was prevalent on every street corner, and most ensembles centred on ’90s-style fits with subtle elevations in the form of a rip or two or extra-wide hems.
The midi dress was another favourite. Paired with heels, a baguette bag and not much else, it’s a look after my very heart. A mention has to go to the mesh midi dress—a style we’re guaranteed to see a lot more of in months to come. Then, there was bouclé, and oh my, there was lots of it. It is Paris, after all.
If these looks have shown us anything, it’s that basics can make for the most sophisticated of looks. Keep on scrolling for some street style looks that you can easily replicate. You needn’t look much further than your wardrobe to start the outfit-building process. Chances are you already have a few of these pieces in your midst.