Paris darlings! Paris fashion week will forever be my most anticipated and most admired sartorial event on the fashion calendars. Not only for the exquisitely whimsical couture and creations formed by ever opulent fashion houses who cascade them gracefully and artistically down fairytale runways but also for the polished scenes playing out on the streets. And in particular, the French themselves. Their peerless way with style is impeccable and currently seems to be the topic du jour. In fact purely being French and how one can mimic such tendencies has many eager to discover their secrets. Like why is it that they don't get fat? Or how to emulate that Parisienne je ne sais quoi? It would appear to those of us without a permanent French address that this is equally as mysterious as the meaning to life itself.

I completely understand the hype, having spent a mere few days in the City of Lights myself a few years back I was completely transfixed and in awe of everything and anything limestone clad before me. There really is something magical about the French and it's no wonder we're so in admiration of them. But we act as if their refinement is simply and irrevocably unattainable to the rest of us. Truthfully, it isn't. The thing is the French do what the French want to do. No explanations. No justifications. And when it comes to fashion and ones sense of style they don't drown themselves with frivolous hype and passing trends. They don't feel the inexplicable need nor pressure to conform either. Nor do they continually reinvent themselves with dramatic fervor. They effortlessly express themselves through fashion by being true to themselves; by being themselves. They've discovered what works for them and they know what they like and wear it proudly, be it in vogue or not. In a way they are fearless with fashion by making their own set of rules. They dance to the beat of their drums and do it ever so proudly and that my friends is the key to their style prowess. In fact that is the key period. Know what you like and just wear it.

Agreed?

-Sxx
images via: college vintage, vogue, harpers bazaar

Paris darlings! Paris fashion week will forever be my most anticipated and most admired sartorial event on the fashion calendars. Not only for the exquisitely whimsical couture and creations formed by ever opulent fashion houses who cascade them gracefully and artistically down fairytale runways but also for the polished scenes playing out on the streets. And in particular, the French themselves. Their peerless way with style is impeccable and currently seems to be the topic du jour. In fact purely being French and how one can mimic such tendencies has many eager to discover their secrets. Like why is it that they don't get fat? Or how to emulate that Parisienne je ne sais quoi? It would appear to those of us without a permanent French address that this is equally as mysterious as the meaning to life itself.

I completely understand the hype, having spent a mere few days in the City of Lights myself a few years back I was completely transfixed and in awe of everything and anything limestone clad before me. There really is something magical about the French and it's no wonder we're so in admiration of them. But we act as if their refinement is simply and irrevocably unattainable to the rest of us. Truthfully, it isn't. The thing is the French do what the French want to do. No explanations. No justifications. And when it comes to fashion and ones sense of style they don't drown themselves with frivolous hype and passing trends. They don't feel the inexplicable need nor pressure to conform either. Nor do they continually reinvent themselves with dramatic fervor. They effortlessly express themselves through fashion by being true to themselves; by being themselves. They've discovered what works for them and they know what they like and wear it proudly, be it in vogue or not. In a way they are fearless with fashion by making their own set of rules. They dance to the beat of their drums and do it ever so proudly and that my friends is the key to their style prowess. In fact that is the key period. Know what you like and just wear it.

Agreed?

-Sxx
images via: college vintage, vogue, harpers bazaar

100 comments

  1. Wow, all of these outfits are incredible! I want to be there!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  2. The first lady in dress is stunning!
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  3. Awesome inspirations! Love the styles so much.

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  4. so high fashion!! i love the red outfits!! :D

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  5. Agreed, Sonia:) I will pass your words of wisdom to my grand-daughter who at the age of 12 has become immersed in French fashion. I think it is something that one is born with:) As in their love of food with no rules, or by breaking the rules, I think their fashion too expresses a sort of viva la freedom!

    Thank you so much for sharing your words and these captures, Sonia...

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    1. Oh wow, she has! You've got a little budding fashionista! That must be exciting (or the opposite lol) xx

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  6. These pictures are amazing !

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  7. Oh wow, this so makes me want to move to Paris and work in fashion. Well I live in NY and kind of work in fashion so I really can't complain, and I WILL get to Paris. Great inspiration!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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  8. I love these outfits. So much inspiration here.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  9. While I always enjoy seeing the street style of fashion weeks, in Paris it always seems to have abit more flair. Miroslava Duma seriously never looks anything short of fabulous!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. I love seeing street styles during fashion week! These are wonderful outfit inspirations!!!

    Tina
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  11. I really love seeing these street style posts! Thank you for sharing :) I wish my style was this fabulous!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. Awww, I'm sure it is lovely. Just be true to yourself xx

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  12. I think that's very true, 'know what you like and just wear it'. It takes a few years to reach that point in a wardrobe I think. I'm still trying to reach that now! I want to have a wardrobe full of things that all work together and that I love. A constant work in progress for me it seems!

    maybe one day I'll get to visit Paris and get some inspiration directly from the streets themselves. Until then I'll be jealous of people like yourself who have visited!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I suppose it does doesn't it. Come to think back to my teen years and such, it took me a long while to hone into what I like and what best reflects me. xx

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  13. As I'll be attending a few fashion shows in Riga, it was really great to see and gain some inspiration for my future outfits! Such a cool post! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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  14. Stunning!! I would be under so much pressure if I were to attend.. what do I wear? I think the weirder, the better. So, I'd go in my duvet, tied around my waist with a scarf ;) That's weird enough for Fashion Week, I think LOL! Enjoy your week, Sonia!

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  15. Hi Sonia! Yep, I do agree and I think it must be their secret for sure, which it could be applied to everyone of us in general, if you love what to wear and feel comfy about it, is showed outwards and also the others see us cooler. PFW street style has been great, I just need that leather jacket of the second pic now!:) Hugs! xo

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  16. Perfect fashion inspiration Paris rock in fashion love the sense of style.

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  17. I love Paris street Style, great pics selection Sonia!!!!!!!
    xo Paola
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  18. Agree! The French just have that "Je ne said quoi" that no body else can rock! Emmanuelle Alt always looks fantastic for this reason:)

    PS I love that image of the girl on the bike.

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    1. Agreed and agreed. Fashionistas riding through Paris make the most intriguing anything xx

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  19. I agree and I think this is why there are books like "How to be Parisian", etc. Their effortless style is a goal for many girls! I do enjoy seeing street style photos from Paris. They never fail to amuse me!

    sunandsany

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  20. I just love street style! So many fabulous looks! Love the red!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  21. You've definitely hit the nail on the head - the French just do what they want to do. I've lived in France and know a few French people and I can say that it's not that they are ultra refined. They just go for it! Ahh and the Dior bag is such a classic!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  22. Oh my gosh, those are fantastic photos you've shared! The red suit outfit is so cool. -xo Naomi in Wonderland

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  23. I agree with you!! Know what you wanna wear, and just wear it!! I too lovee PFW!! It's one of my favourites, after London Fashion week! <3 And lovee the whimsical looks, that are somewhat boho inspired here!! :) <3

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    1. I loved the little touches of bohemian popping up too xx

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  24. Wonderful inspirations! Street style is one of the best things about Fashion Week ;)
    xx

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  25. they all look so gorgeous and effortless

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  26. Paris is the most fabulous place for me and I really adore french style. You are absolutely right about wearing what we like - the best way to have individual style. I'm impressed of these outfits, beautiful!

    jointyicroissanty

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  27. These women look so gorgeous and put together! I love all of these looks! I love how individual and unique all of these styles are!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  28. amazing inspirations

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  29. Couldn't agree with you more! Absolutely LOVE everything about Paris Fashion Week. Dare I say it.... I feel like the shows are so much better than NYC Fashion Week. Great post.

    Stay Styled,

    Linsey

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    1. Eeee, I might just agree with you on that one too lovely xx

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  30. Amazing street wear, love the all red ensemble! :) xo~ Lena
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  31. Hey Sonia. I agreed about the Parisian's chicly and they're all fun to look at individually as well. They're have no fear to be themselves which I love about fashion( passion):) from Parisian street style! I'm enjoying your post both the text and pictures.

    Hope your new week is treating you well.
    Xx Tanya
    http://attraction2fashion.com

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  32. The french just have so much style!

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  33. Sooo cool! I love it!

    check out my new post on my travel and Fashion blog about "The Pyramids of Gizeh"
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    Posts online about the Pink Coat, Military Style, South Africa, Hollywood, Monaco, Beijing...

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  34. I just love how wearable and chic those are! I've seen a handful of street style snaps while blog hopping, and these are my favorite.

    Janelle | Styles & Prints

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  35. Sonia I totally agree with you! That is the reason why I love their style so much. They don't care for trends and they wear what they love and somehow they manage to always look effortlessly chic. Happy Tuesday sweetheart!!

    xx

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  36. These looks are amazing!
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  37. Love it all ;)
    Emilie
    http://mylittlefashiondiary.net

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  38. Fell in love with the total red outfits :)

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  39. Fabulous inspiration! I'm loving the prints and bright colors, so fresh. :)

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  40. Gorgeous inspiration! Thank you for sharing! <3


    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  41. Ohhh nice photos.
    I love they're look
    And the print on print is might as well win
    XO

    Check my new post.
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  42. These pics are a great inspiration for me :)))
    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  43. Awesome shoots! Love the street style
    Bisous,
    Julie | http://www.juliechagas.com/

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  44. Aw they are so chic and fab! I love Mira Duma's style. Nice selection S!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  45. OMG, I've the same Dior bag too! Love the round-up, dear! xoxo

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  46. Oh so stylish!! Wish I lived there
    xx
    www.JuneWantsItAll.com

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  47. I love your picks! I have a French background so I like to think I have the je ne sais quoi, but that might just be wishful thinking ;)

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  48. Lovely pics!!!
    Chiara
    http://blog.pianetadonna.it/shesinfashion/

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  49. Like I've mentioned before babe, I too love Paris Fashion week. One of the most magical places is definitely Paris. Lovee the inspiration that you've picked out here! At the moment, I am into the boho/gypsy trend and I can see it being so well accented here! :)

    http://anshul90.com

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  50. The street style in Paris for fashion week was AMAZING. Like, can I just go and sit on the sidelines and take pics?! Gorgeous people, incredible sense of style.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Oh I know right. People watching. Nothing beats this than at Paris xx

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  51. There's a ridiculous amount to admire in this post (and Paris' Fashion Week in general), but right now, nothing else can distract the attention away from that perfect Dior piece (first photo) with the fur keyring, that is both adorable and perfect! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  52. This makes me miss Paris so much!

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    1. I know what you mean, anything Paris related makes me yearn to return xx

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  53. Amazing pics! ;)
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  54. Grat selection!!!
    Really loved every outfit!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  55. Goodness, why can't I look so cool. Every outfit is a work of art. LOVE

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MichaelaJeanArt

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    1. Aww darling you do, believe me! xx

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  56. Solange looks gorgeous. It's hard to emulate that Paris style, but one can try.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  57. Great selection! Every look is amazing!
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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  58. I love all the furcoats!!! I hope I can go to Fashion week next season. xx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

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  59. Thank you very much for this post! It’s really interesting!
    Fell in love with your blog! You did a great job!

    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham http://www.dianacloudlet.com/2015/02/victoria-beckham-zip-pouch-met-victoria-beckham.html

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  60. Love this post Sonia and all the black and white looks from PFW, but I also love that red skirt on Solange, so hot!! PS -- there really is something about French style and you're so right, I don't know how they stay so slim, but I know quite a few French women now in Switzerland and a couple have even had babies recently and they are so skinny in no time and always have an effortless stylish vibe about them. Great street style pics!

    xoDale

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    1. Gahhhh so jealous of them all! I wonder if I permanently call it home will I forever remain slim and stylish? LOL! xx

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  61. This is my favourite part of Fashion Week =)

    I am following you on Bloglovin, would you like to follow me back so we can stay in touch?

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  62. Oh, I love these street styles. And Paris is one of the coolest places.

    Jasmine ♥

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  63. I always love street style photos!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

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  64. I have never successfully followed any trends, I've tried and failed miserably too many times and these days, I just wear whatever that suits me. It may not be in trend but at least I look good in it. I wish I am as stylish as some of these fashionistas but alas, I think I'm just not meant to be. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  65. Great photos! I was in Paris last weekend just after FW had ended but I could still spot some fashionista remnants here and there ;)

    www.LUXESSED.com

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  66. LOOOVEE PFW street style!! It's so nice to see each fashion individuality shines and not restrict themselves to trends.. I actually prefer fashion to be extraordinary than look like everyone else when people follow trends.. it's more exciting =D

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  67. Those looks are so fun! I love FW!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  68. Excellent selection of photos! I can't seem to stop looking at street photos from Paris. It's true, we can try to emulate them but you just need to find your own style. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

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  69. Totally agree Sonia! I've never been to Paris before but I imagine that their style is impeccable. I'm a firm believer in dressing what makes you comfortable. I try not to conform into some trendy mold. I just like whatever the heck I want and whatever looks good! Love the photos by the way!

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  70. Paris and her girls are amazing! Love the pics!!!
    xoxo
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/donkeycool-4487669

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  71. You are so right about the French! I always admire their style. Great message that you are sharing with us! Who doesn't love Paris fashion week<3

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