Le Coat: Channel French Chic Street Style with a red topper

ppw-streetstyle-fw14I’ll Have What She’s Having: French Chic Street Style styling to add vivid color to your transitional look…

While we try to keep our eyes peered on the what’s coming down the runway during fashion week, Paris Fashion Week street style snaps always have us yearning to try a new look peppered with instant French Chic.

And after a bleary winter season where our sartorial choices were limited to piling on whatever was the warmest (no matter the look), the show goer above in her oversized red coat and unexpected strappy sandals leave us suggesting going for bold when layering as the weather get’s warmer.

We’ve gone over how to wear prints, how to go neutral -why not bold? So let’s once-over what makes the styling work & how you can get inspired to update your look like the lovely gal that Richard snapped outside of the Nina Ricci show during Paris Fashion Week.

What makes it work is that while her coat is in an indulgent hue, it’s also a bit muted for a softer approach to donning statement making red. And take note of how she took the easy route and opted for head-to-toe black, which could have been modest save for the instant sex appeal of those heels. But for day to day, consider switching those heels out for a pair of classic black flats to allow for a break of skin and a nod to Parisian cool. And voilà, you too can cop the look of a savvy street style starlet with little to no effort.

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Paris Fashion Week Street Style Photos: Richard Nahem