The word many would use to describe the street style scene outside fashion week is "circus," as it can typically be a parade of attention-seeking outfits. However, this season, the dress code has seemed distinctly more relaxed and sensible (yes, there's still an awful lot of Bottega Veneta and shoes that you'd never wear on the tube), but the street style looks have been more realistic than we typically see in the Tuileries.
Perhaps it's the coronavirus distraction which is forming a backdrop in Paris this year or the fact that sustainability has become a hot topic in fashion offices around the world, making editors and buyers become more conscious of their own shopping habits. This time around, the fashion crowd is taking a more practical approach to street style.
The spring/summer 2020 season has seen a move away from transient trends and a return to timeless basics and sensible purchases. The talk about the waste produced by the industry certainly seems to be impacting how people who work in fashion are getting dressed. White T-shirts, classic trench coats and leather trousers were some of the most-worn items in Paris, which is a distinct shift from 2019's micro handbags that couldn't even house a credit card, let alone a phone.
What this means is that street style is becoming much more relevant to our own everyday wardrobes and can provide numerous new outfit ideas that won't raise eyebrows in your local coffee shop. Keep scrolling to see and shop the six items that were all over Paris this week.