I dressed like a Paris Fashion Week street style influencer – but on a budget

A lot of street style looks actually come from high street stores like Zara, Topshop and H&M.

But of course we see most of our favourite Insta-stars and celebs wearing Gucci, Givenchy and Chanel as they strut around outside the Fashion Week venues waiting to be snapped by all-too-eager photographers.

Image: Giphy

Don’t be fooled. A lot of these influencers are gifted these garments by designers who use them as a kind of IRL advertisement. Easy fix? Do as I did and copy the looks at your favourite shopping stops.

Suits

Suits, whether patterned or plain, we are SO on board.

My version

I like a bit of mustard with everything, which is why I was particularly keen on copying this ‘colour-of-the-moment’ look.

Zara: pants R879, blazer R1499.

Oversized jumper and skirt combo

This is perhaps not the most flattering of silhouettes, yet it’s super comfy. Add a pair of ugly sneakers and off you go.

My version

I just love the pairing of baby blue with copper or rust. This slip dress worn underneath an oversized knit called out to me!

H&M: dress R300 on sale, jumper R429.

Oversized jackets

We’re seeing a lot of these worn with tracks, pleather pants and jeans. I especially love the vintage-looking ‘grandpa’s old coat vibe’ I get from this…

My version #1

I need. This Zara jacket, R1099 is maybe the closest one can get to feeling home, when homesick.

#2

Or if you’re keen to do the grown-up Teddy bear thing, go for this H&M number, R899.

French girl chic

Jeanne Damas (pictured below) is of course THE It girl of Paris and she wears navy jerseys. This is a staple of French style and goes with EVERYTHING.

My version

I loved this one from Trenery’s new GUILD collection, R999, with three-quarter sleeves, which is what I’m getting for this transitional period between seasons.

Images: Getty and Marisa Crous

 

 

 

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