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.
See the Easy Editor Outfits You Can Re-Create Now
1. Oversized Blazer With Knee-High Boots
Style Notes: The combination of an oversized blazer and knee-high boots is a look to behold. The showstopping Balenciaga boots with silver hardware make the stiletto style even edgier. The blazer dress, or oversized blazer worn as a dress, is a statement off-duty look that oozes confidence. Hair scraped back and oversized sunglasses round off this look. As expected, the Balenciaga Cagole Leather Knee-High Boots are running low in stock, but fear not, for Paris Texas has a similarly showstopping pair.
When searching for a blazer to wear as a dress, refine your search to “oversized blazer,” and you’ll be met with great options such as this. This is the blazer of dreams, truly! I particularly love the asymmetric-button detail, as it helps to cinch in the waist. It’s a clever way to balance out proportions, particularly if you're wearing it as a dress.
2. Cropped White Shirt and Denim Maxi Skirt
Style Notes: This outfit comprises classics with subtle elevations, like the cropped shirt with the longline midi skirt—a perfect play on proportion. With the addition of Dior accessories, it plays on the high-low theme that’s quite often seen at fashion events.
This piece is a wonderful addition to a capsule wardrobe for basic lovers. Wear it with high-waisted styles to balance out the proportion of fabric-heavy styles, like maxi denim.
3. Longline Tweed Jacket and Wide-Leg Jeans
Style Notes: Sarah Harris wears a Chanel longline blazer (with gold trim) and sweeping jeans—the perfect juxtaposition between androgynous and glitzy. Bouclé season is upon us, and although many people are wearing coordinated looks, denim breaks up the twee style.
4. Denim Boilersuit and Cute Slingbacks
Style Notes: Denim boilersuits are back like they never left. The addition of tweed slingbacks takes a casual style to new heights. The clashing colours and prints add a fun element to this casual look.
5. Oversized White Shirt With a Miniskirt and Sandals
6. Polo Shirt and Tailored Trousers
Style Notes: All-white looks are so chic. The addition of metallic footwear adds some sparkle, which is a great addition to any outfit.
7. Mesh Midi Dress With Metallic Accessories
Style Notes: This Jean Paul Gaultier mesh patchwork dress is a vintage delight. The sheer maxi T-shirt dress takes a basic piece to new heights. The bold colourways with the pop of metallic in the way of strappy heels add a futuristic element to this look. The figure-forming dress isn’t too far removed from the Parisian aesthetic we've come to admire.
8. Patterned Slip Dress and Low Heels
Style Notes: As a born-and-bred Parisian, Sabina Socol sets the tone of Parisian fashion by showing that slip dresses never go out of style. Styled with the Chanel two-toned slingbacks, there is no better option for a fashion-filled summer’s day.
9. Silk Co-Ord With Minimalist Sandals
10. White Shirt Dress With Gold Ankle-Tie Sandals
Style Notes: Sabrina Dhowre Elba wears a mini shirt dress with bold sleeves. The addition of gold accessories takes this look from casual to glamour. If in doubt, add gold!
11. Vest and Linen Wide-Leg Trousers
Style Notes: Nicole Chapoteau is pictured in loose-fit jeans with chunky slip-on sandals, a tweed jacket and a matching Chanel backpack, proving once again that tweed helps to offset pared-back textures like denim. Add layered jewellery to pull in the gold accent on the rucksack handle.