40 Paris Street Style Looks That Took My Breath Away

Bonjour and welcome to a gallery full of incredible street style looks. The Haute Couture schedule has been running for the past few days in Paris, and with the sun shining and the most exceptional clothes available, the result is an absolute feast for the eyes. Where the ready-to-wear shows in February and September offer a more realistic, filtered view of the trends and how one can incorporate them into an existing wardrobe, Couture is all about extravagance. It's a small pocket of time when the wealthiest shoppers descend on the fashion capital to cherry-pick next season's big purchases and showcase the pieces they've already invested in. It's wonderful timing ahead of the A/W 22 season to see which new looks might pick up momentum first, even if they exist on the more outré end of the style spectrum. For those of us who appreciate a dressing-up moment, Couture provides a few magical days where no gown is too big, no jewellery too sparkly and no combination too loud. 

We've had Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker on the ground to capture all of the most incredible looks. From luxe feathered creations courtesy of Giambattista Valli to modern monochrome looks from Chanel and surrealist creations from Schiaparelli, here are the wild and wonderful best street style looks from Haute Couture Fashion Week…

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: This dramatic corseted top over black trousers reminds me of a chic Emma Watson look from a few years ago.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: A mix of vintage-look and modern accessories makes this combination very unique.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Balenciaga's It boots are suddenly cropping up everywhere, and they look great with bare legs in a very noughties way.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Schiaparelli's signature sculptural jewellery is nothing short of showstopping.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Cropped blazers are gaining momentum as a trend. Have you tried one yet?

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Metallics are never not in fashion, but I particularly like the idea of a shiny skirt with a sharp shirt.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: All the va-va-voom we'd expect from this time of year.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Feathers were a popular choice and give a strong indicator of the forthcoming party season's biggest trend.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: Cut-out dresses are still a popular choice with the style set. Some went for significant reveals; others were subtler.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Full, swishy '50s-style skirts are making a comeback and look particularly fresh with crop tops.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: When in doubt, go for a Beyoncé-worthy sheer gown, and you'll fit right into the Couture scene.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: A sparkly jacket like this would look so cool with jeans for a night out.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: An extravagant dress doesn't need loads of accessories. A simple pair of sandals will do.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Like a beautiful sea creature, this plissé pleated dress is a real stunner.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Sometimes, simpler is better. This elegant-shirt-and-denim-skirt combination is one that's easier to copy IRL.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Short co-ords have been trending hard all summer long. This bodice style takes the idea up a notch. 

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Giving Morticia vibes, and I like it. Black dresses were chosen by many and will continue to be a strong choice going into autumn.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: I would never have thought to put together a jazzy waistcoat and wide-leg trousers, but it works.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Tweed was the order of the day over at Giambattista, and it looks so cute with that gold trim.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Romantic floral dresses can be grounded by black accessories.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Olivia Palermo always nails the pretty dress code: guipure lace, bow shoes and a feather handbag? Tick, tick, tick.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: This in a sweeter colour wouldn't be half as cool—the chartreuse shade makes it really individual.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Simply divine! A pink dress clearly never fails to impress.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: My favourite look of all. This pink gown is just so joyful.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: A Chanel jacket and jeans is a classic combination. Wide-leg jeans make the idea very current.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: Chanel cycling shorts… Why not?

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Off-the-shoulder blazers started coming to the fore a few years ago, but they look just as sophisticated now.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: Trust Anna to bring all the drama!

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Biker jackets are big news yet again—the autumn shows were full of them in every colour, shape and finish.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Pink, swishy and feathery was clearly the order of the day.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: A black maxi looks great contrasted with silver accessories. This Stella McCartney outfit is timeless.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Invited to a super-glam wedding? This is your inspiration.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Further proof that a black blazer works with absolutely everything.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Wearing one colour head to toe always comes off best with a mix of interesting textures.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Patent finishes have been popular despite the heatwave!

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Everywhere we look, platforms are there—expect this stacked shoe trend to continue well into autumn.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Winnie Harlow looked so cool in this Fendi corset-and-chiffon-trouser ensemble.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Giant sleeves look extra dramatic when combined with short hemlines.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Szymon Brzóska of The Style Stalker

Style Notes: Party tops worn with black trousers? It takes me back to the noughties, and I don't mind that.

Haute Couture Fashion Week street style July 2022

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Style Notes: Exaggerated tailoring and sky-high heels is quite the power look.

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