Paris Fashion Trends

Fashion Trends Spotted in Paris

One of my favorite activities in Paris is people-watching. I could sit at an outdoor café and listen to the soundtrack of Paris. The French language, sirens and motorcycles moving by, and the noise of the café dishes being moved around on the tables. I started making a list and posting a few years ago of Paris fashion trends I discovered

This is a lot of fun to see what trends are big in Paris and may be making their way to the US. I also like to think whatever is trending in Paris as a few more years in the US. For instance, over-the-knee boots were still a hot item a few years ago in Paris so it made more sense to invest in a better quality over-the-knee boot than a fast-fashion lower-end item.

The weather was warmer than April but it wasn’t quite summer weather. I can’t say what they were wearing for the hot weather but we didn’t see men in shorts. Women were in dresses and sneakers or skirts and flats.

You can use this post as inspiration on Paris fashion to inspire what to pack and wear and also a little direction on building your wardrobe for the coming year.

Trench coats are still big. You might remember me spotting multiple trench coats and leather coats on my October trip.

These are part of a French classic wardrobe.

I own this leather coat from Madewell (size Medium) and a trench from Sézane which have been worn in Paris on repeat.

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Paris Street Style

I love observing the Paris street style. Pleated Midi Skirts were one of the biggest trends I saw this trip. Every age was wearing them and in all colors.

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Ballet flats and loafers are still going strong for footwear along with sneakers. White sneakers and converse were spotted multiple times.

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Ankle boots were still big. Remember this was late May and the weather was turning warmer. I saw multiple women wearing black ankle boots.

Crossbody bags

Crossbody bags were also a big trend I spotted. Brown or black leather mostly.

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I spotted multiple pant suits for women in white and colors.

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Other Paris fashion trends I spotted:

Oversized button-downs on women

Striped shirts were everywhere on men and women

Bright colors especially in pantsuits/jackets

Cropped jeans/ankle length

Shorter rolled jeans (men were doing this)

Skinny jeans

Birkenstocks (yes, surprisingly)

Paris Fashion Trends For Men:

Sneakers white

Canvas or suede shoes

Leather loafers

Do you have a favorite trend spotted in Paris?

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7 Fashion Trends That Will Be Everywhere Come Spring 2023

Like clockwork, it’s come time to mark your calendars for yet another fashion month, the bi-annual, days-long gathering of shows across New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where the biggest trends of the next season ultimately find their start. The coming shows, of course, beg the question of which fashion trends will be set to dominate next spring, and some of the trends on the rise may already be a strong indication. The last few seasons have seen fashion embrace the ultra blinginess and logomania of the early 2000s, along with the near-dystopian, Balenciaga-core that a number of brands quickly caught on to. Next, it looks like designers are meeting somewhere in the middle.

While it’s true that the trend cycle shows no signs of slowing, most trends actually evolve into updated versions of themselves season after season rather than hitting a complete pendulum swing at once. So ultimately, you can imagine Spring 2023 fashion may look like a progressed version of trends you’re seeing today. For instance, while fashion’s obsession with Y2K dressing has, up until recently, harked back to the mcbling era and adjacent styles (think the answer to “What would Destiny’s Child wear on the red carpet, circa 2002?”), recent developments in the trend indicate a grunge-inspired shift on the way. That’s not to say we won’t see any polar opposite trends emerge, however, as all signs (such as the return of the Canadian tuxedo) point toward a new celebration of elevated basics after a heightened period of maximalism.

A few Spring 2023 collections, such as Mowolola’s Paris Fashion Week debut, have already hit the runway, but the rest, and ultimately the bulk of trend evidence, is yet to come. Until then, we’ve left some thoughts on Spring 2023 fashion trends you may be able to expect ahead.

The 10 Fashion Trends of Fall 2022: Your Guide

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The not-so-distant past forced the fashion universe to swap luxury for loungewear—but the industry is back and roaring. The simple act of getting dressed can be a window into our hearts and soul—optimistic or otherwise— and the Fall 2022 trend ethos was nothing short of excited. From glitzy sparkles to full leather, clothes encompassed indulgent moods and attitudes, from exceedingly elegant to ultra-eclectic. We saw a similar theme through fall's handbags (opens in new tab), shoes (opens in new tab), jewelry (opens in new tab), and color trends. Whether you're starting to whet your palette for fall's crisp air à la the equestrian look or want to revitalize your wardrobe with a little (or a lot) of that tantalizing hot pink hue, the Fall 2022 trends prove that inspiration is imminent.

Everyone's an Equestrian

Tory Burch, Hermés, Dior (Image credit: Getty)

The fall runways took equestrianism to the masses this season— the internet has even gone so far to deem this the summer of the horse girl, and we expect the trend to ride well into the fall. From structured herringbone and elbow patch blazers at Tory Burch to quilted jackets at Burberry to stirrup strap leggings (well paired alongside riding boots), you don't have to own or ride horses to incorporate equine apparel into your fall wardrobe.

Think Hot Pink

Chanel, Versace, Valentino (Image credit: Getty)

Pre-dating the Barbiecore trend, hot pink was a focal point of the fall runways—Valentino dedicated their entire show to the vivid hue. At once, feminine, strong, and sultry, you can wear the power color piecemeal or announce your arrival with a monochrome look.

Think Tank

Bottega Veneta, Prada, Chloé (Image credit: Getty)

We sometimes believe less is more, especially when talking about one of the fall season's most simplistic trends— the little white tank top. Designers put their stamps of approval all over the wardrobe essential via house logos, but you don't have to spend a ton. The humble white tank comes in a variety of fabrics and price points.

It's Electric

Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra (Image credit: Getty)

Designers are embracing a more-is-more attitude with all over sheen. Sequins at Altuzarra mimicked those of mermaid scales, while Bottega Veneta's newly minted designer, Matthieu Blazy, designed tunics with a cool, electric green current running through them.

Aviation Nation

Coach, Celine, and Versacea (Image credit: Getty)

There's something subversive about rocking a bomber jacket—a calling to wingman Maverick from Top Gun. The fall runways thought so too. Shearling bombers infiltrated the catwalk at Coach, Celine embraced a cool collegiate version, and Versace naturally put their spin on the outerwear standby— opting for cape-like arm positioning.

Good Sport

Miu Miu, Tory Burch, Gucci (Image credit: Getty)

Making his debut on the runway after a two-year hiatus, Gucci's Alessandro Michele partnered with Adidas—proving that the worlds of fashion and fitness can coexist. Tory Burch's technical knitted track jackets are paired seamlessly with fitted trousers and geometric prints.

Back to Basics

Gabriela Hearst, Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta (Image credit: Getty)

Maintaining a formulaic dress code can offer a refreshing approach to fashion. From easy button-downs (opens in new tab) and fitted blazers to simple yet sophisticated tees, designers are showcasing a minimalistic mentality, too, as shown on the runways of Bottega Veneta, Gabriela Hearst, and Jil Sander.

Caramel Tones

Chloé, Michael Kors Collection, Gabriela Hearst (Image credit: Getty)

Warm caramel tones captivated the runways this season in silhouettes that ran the gamut, from tailored jackets at Michael Kors to buttery leather dresses at Chloé to mixed-media trenches at Gabriela Hearst.

Head-to-Toe Leather

Tod's, Prada, Saint Laurent (Image credit: Getty)

Nothing conveys strength quite like a full-leather look. Supple leather-on-leather looks were armor-like at Saint Laurent, Tod's, and Khaite. On Miuccia's Prada runway, pink leather trenches drove that point home.

Boardroom Minis

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Designers paid extra attention to tailored pieces—not excluding the mini skirt. Above-the-knee hemlines were paired back with blazers, keeping workwear cool and compatible for the next generation of office-goers.

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