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54 Can't-Miss Street Style Inspirations From Paris Couture Week

Jan 18 2014 - 12:00pm

With the couture shows [1] just a day away, we're anticipating a slew of stylish attendees. After all, last year's showgoers provided us with plenty of pictures to inspire and enhance the looks we've been putting together all year. See our favorite pictures from the Fall couture shows here, and prepare to be extrainspired in the coming days.

— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [2]

Colorblock trousers in super contrasting shades are guaranteed to catch the eye.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [3]

A touch of neon, accented with baby blue shoes, really popped against the Eiffel Tower.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [4]

Fresh pineapples felt right at home on the streets of Paris when paired with chic ivory accessories.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [5]

A romantic beaded dress got sharpened up right away with a black blazer and lace-up flat boots.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [6]

Let your pants be the statement piece, like this showgoer.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [7]

The unexpected came together for a nice pairing in Paris. We loved how this fashion-lover paired a plaid button-up with a glitzy ball skirt.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [8]

Done in bubblegum pink, a suiting look felt totally feminine.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [9]

Structured to hold its shape, this white-dress look put a serious style spin on the jumper look.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [10]

A billowy long skirt looked sleek when styled with a tight and tucked-in tee.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [11]

Rather than reaching for another black dress, this showgoer broke things up with a midnight blue option.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [12]

Make sure bold red really stands out by pairing it with soft neutrals, like this red dress accented with beige.

The chic jumpsuit can also be responsible for speeding up a morning routine: one piece and you're done!

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [13]

Miroslava Duma put a twist on the LBD, picking a ruffled style that sat off the shoulders.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [14]

Some things, like classic black skinnies and a sharp jacket, never go out of style.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [15]

On a steamy day, make a maxi more weather friendly by picking a sheer fabric.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [16]

Wide-leg trousers are undeniably feminine when styled with a spiky-heeled shoe.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [17]

If you find a print you love, go big. This retro-feeling maxi dress had bold shoulders to boot.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [18]

A silky red robe added some extra coverage to a shorts-and-bra-top look.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [19]

An electric blue blazer kept this city slicker's look from being all black.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [20]

The perfect mate for a midi skirt? The crop top.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [21]

There's something so gorgeous about a super saturated lapis blue. We love this billowing maxi!

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [22]

Elisa Nalin made a lacy LWD show-worthy with a deep blue jacket, metallic heels, and loads of pearls.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [23]

This showgoer topped her dramatic flares with a little Parisian flair — a tweedy jacket for just the right chic finish.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [24]

As breezy as it is chic, this showgoer turned heads with a perfect baby-blue halter dress.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [25]

What's more perfect for Summer than a crisp red, white, and blue palette and a great pair of espadrilles?

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [26]

This showgoer looked chic in a simple white and black palette and minimalist silhouettes.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [27]

A white button-down shirt and shorts got an upgrade with visor shades and old-school kicks.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [28]

A ladylike look, from the sweet yellow sheath right down to her polished white pumps.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [29]

Making even a parka look chic with cool leather separates.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [30]

The proof that black and blue were made to wear together.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [31]

A laid-back approach to dressing for the shows, with a little exposed midriff and a breezy scarf.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [32]

Sheer in the prettiest shade of green that plays off the colors in her footwear caught our eye in this look.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [33]

Animal print, executed with a sophisticated edge.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [34]

All black but not at all boring, thanks to a hint of lace and a pair of borrowed-from-the-boys brogues.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [35]

An eclectically chic approach in a fringed black dress and statement jewels.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [36]

Steal a page from this showgoer's styling manual and add interest to a basic tank with statement pants and heavy jewels.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [37]

We can't get enough of her breezy culottes or hot heels.

Source: Le 21ème | Adam Katz Sinding [38]

For the Chanel show [39], Alexa Chung chose a long-sleeved navy sheath and tribuckled flats.

The more formal feel of couture collections means an attendee who's often suitably attired. While a little too much for our everyday, we love this guest's ball skirt.

Street-style star Miroslava Duma picked a two-toned sheath for the Giambattista Valli show [40].

Matched printed pieces make for a strong look. To feel extra summery, avoid black add-ons and opt for a white topper and heels instead.

Anna Dello Russo went bold with a crop top and ruffled, flamenco-like maxi. We liked the look the first time she wore it, too!

A high slit provided some breeze for this showgoer, who topped off her skirt with a patterned sweater and moto jacket.

An elegant all-beige look at the Alexis Mabille show let statement accessories take center stage — chiefly a pair of cat-eye specs.

Jewelry designer Gaia Repossi kept it simple at the Chanel show [41], pairing black trousers with a voluminous white crop top and sandals.

A vibrant graphic print made a serious statement outside the Christian Dior [42] show.

Black and white, always graphic, looked even more cerebral as a minimalistic layered sheath outside of the Dior show.

A lavender micro-mini was free of too many adornments save for a massive choker right at the throat.

Lacy white fabric is spot-on for a Summer afternoon. A retro cut with visible bloomers felt sneakily sexy outside the Giambattista Valli show [43].

Julia Restoin Roitfeld's skinny black leggings and black and white cardigan felt right on the money at the Chanel show [44].

Far from a boring white blouse, this peplum with a tail stood out.

The everyday work uniform was made over for the fashion set with purple and pink heels, a leopard bag, and an artfully cuffed and tucked silk button-up.

One of the few times a ballgown is appropriate for the day? Haute Couture Fashion Week.

Also at Chanel? Miroslava Duma, who topped cutoffs and a striped tee with a luxe blazer.