STREET-STYLE TAKEAWAYS FROM PFW AW18
By Maybelle Morgan, 7 March 2018
Once again, another season draws to a sartorially satisfying close, with the show-goers hitting up Paris Fashion Week to bid adieu to AW18 in style. From luxe old-school glamour vibes to more trend-forward statements, the French capital didn’t disappoint. Here are the best street-style looks we spotted…
More is more
Too long have accessories played second fiddle to your outfits – in Paris, the focus was on the plus-ones, with the general consensus being the bigger (or more garish), the better. Jewellery was dripping with bling or embellishment, and when it came to sunglasses, angular and super-80s shades added a jolt of fun to cold-weather looks.
Say it like you mean it
Slogans have cemented their place securely into our wardrobes over the last few seasons, but in Paris the trend went turbo with select words finding their voice on textured pieces. Case in point? This pink fluffy knit tied at the waist and paired with high-waisted trousers. Patent sneaks and a vinyl puffer jacket add some mirror-shine texture and cutesy 90-style tinted shades complete the getup.
From workwear to going out-out, a good blazer is transformative for your outfit. And riffing on the 80s takeover happening right now, they've had a subtle retro upgrade in oversized shapes and shoulder-padded structuring. Keep it modern in heritage checks and layer over a smart all-green getup (think blouse and ruffle-hem trousers) for a slightly dressier feel. White square-toe boots and round sunglasses amp up the throwback vibe.
Knits to meet you
From your granny’s wardrobe to your spring/summer glow-up – a love affair is happening with crochet and it’s never been cuter. Take note from this show-goer with this flower-embroidered cardigan with bobbles and contrast trims. Plain black skinny jeans keep all eyes on the top half, and perspex shades plus a hardware chain bag are modern additions to stop the outfit from going too kitsch.
Blue is the warmest colour
Thanks to 00s Britney and JT, double denim has always been a somewhat divisive style choice, but the trend gets a grown-up Scandi overhaul this year – and not a denim cowboy hat in sight. It’s all about structured silhouettes, like wide-leg jeans with a belted button-up jacket with dreamy double pockets. Heeled brown suede boots add a distinctly western feel, but yellow-gold hardware, plus a slick of red lippie, amp up the Parisian glam.