10 Couture Week Street Style Looks to Inspire Your Real Life Wardrobe

When it comes to street style, the sidewalks of Paris Haute Couture Week are up there with the best of them. Fashion girls just seem to take their outfits that extra step when they hit the French pavements and we can do nothing but admire from afar. 

That's why we've decided that instead of sitting back and letting the inspiring street style become a rarely-referred to Pin on a 'Fashion Bucket List' Pinterest board, we're taking the ideas we've seen this week and migrating them directly into our wardrobe. 

Scroll down to see how to interpret Paris's street style trends for your everyday wardrobe. 

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The key to this vintage look is the elevated accessories—an expertly-knotted turban, teardrop feature earrings, classic beige pumps and some perfect cat-eye shades will take a simply-cut dress into a whole other territory. 

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The season in one word? Sleeves. Long ones, frilled ones, ruffled ones, draped ones... no matter the type, just make sure they make a statement. Making your sleeves the feature of your look works for the office, for dinner and for brunch: match the volume of sleeve to the occasion and you'll feel like you're in Paris in no time. 

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Nothing says European glamour like a stylish smattering of sequins. While we love everything about Giovanna Battaglia's metallic midi, it's a little tricky to pull off day-to-day. Try matching one embellished piece with a more muted option, like a sequin skirt with a crisp white button down.  

Keepsake Blame It On Me Sequin Skirt ( $209 ) ($104)

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Don't be afraid to wear fringe to somewhere other than date night. Throwing an oversized knit over said piece is the easiest way to take the froth out of a fringe, making it a great choice for a work lunch.

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This shirt dress is warm weather perfection but if you're nervous about wearing something so flared and floaty, choose a shorter style and pair with stockings and a great pair of ankle boots—that look will take you anywhere.

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We love the idea of teaming something very structured with a pair of metallic flats. Take a leaf out of this book by rethinking muted footwear—a little extra in the show department can go a long way into making your everyday pieces a little more special.

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Pushing boundaries doesn't come easier than a few killer accessories. Exaggerated eyewear and a stack of striking jewellery makes this cut out dress seriously edgy: this is one example where more is more. 

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Oh embellished jacket, how much do we love thee? Let us count the ways. A jacket like this does all the talking—making your growing collection of monochromatic pieces truly sing. Relaxed denim and a white tee is the perfect pairing to this overstated jacket.

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Our takeaway from this look? Texture. You can keep your colour palette as muted (or as loud) as you like but a piece with texture as striking as this is your key to elevated dressing. 

Dion Lee Slash Ruffle Skirt ($990)

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We love the unexpected mix of prints in this look—it's a great reminder that taking risks when it comes to clashing patterns can really pay off.

Which street style look will you be incorporating into your wardrobe? Tell us in the comments below!

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