Although trends vary from year to year, over time, each fashion week has developed its own distinct character that transcends the seasons (think Milan's maximalist attitude or London's eclecticism).
When it comes to Paris, however, there's an outdated notion that the city's fashion lovers exclusively waft around in Breton tops and perfectly cut trousers. While the capital certainly harbours a tradition for well-made staples, we can safely say that if this season's street style imagery is anything to go by, Paris Fashion Week's aesthetic is anything but basic.
From bold animal print (who said French women don't do leopard?) and head-to-toe leather to pops of colour and slogan knits, the statement looks were out in force and giving us plenty of autumn style inspiration for the coming months. At least one cliché rings true: Gallic girls certainly know how to put together a good outfit.
Scroll down to see all of our favourite Paris Fashion Week looks.
Style Notes: Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar fame really gets her outfit proportions right in this autumnal getup. A midi skirt, knee-high boots and oversized jacket feel very fresh right now.
Style Notes: This street styler makes a strong case for the maxi kilt (yes it's a thing). However, this outfit formula would also work with any midi skirt or jumper. The secret is to cinch it all together with a waist belt.