Trends Straight From The Streets of Paris

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I will be chatting today about the trends I witnessed on the streets of Paris this past fall. I always feel Parisian style is a bit more individualistic then American style. I find in the states that people are much more driven by specific trends and brands, with everyone wearing similar looks and styles from the same fashion houses; almost a uniform if you will; while in Paris it is more about expressing your individual style. That said Parisians do indeed follow trends much like their counterparts across the pond. I mean no one is immune to FOMO. My first weekend in Paris I spent with family and one of those days I spent with my fourteen year old niece. We attended a presentation and we also shopped a bit and she was on a mission to find a baker boy hat.

I always feel Parisian style is a bit more individualistic then American style.

Apparently this is trending big time in Paris and in particular with young people. My niece did find her hat and was over joyed. The rest of the week I spent attending shows and shooting street style and I did spot more of these hats then I did in New York. Crop tops however, are a big trend across the globe as seen here on two off duty models. Pair one with an over-sized utilitarian style jacket and you are good to go. 

Stripes and berets are a stereotypical fashion go to when trying to look French, and although berets may not be trending stripes were seen all over the city. Here they are mixed with camaflouge for a more sporty look. I snapped this outside the Telfar show and if you  want to don stripes you would be in good company as this super styling fashionista Airik Prince is an actual stylist.

People tend to dress more over the top during Fashion Week on both sides of the pond. But, in Paris it is done with more of a sense of true creativity and less about getting attention. Not that you won’t find this element as well, but it seems more understated while simultaneously being unique and eye catching. 

Paris it is more about expressing your individual style. That said Parisians do indeed follow trends

From vintage hats to coats and even head to toe vintage inspired looks, the retro trend was quite popular

One of the ways individuality was expressed while also being a definite trend, was the retro trend and in particular the mid-century retro trend. I saw this quite a bit in Paris, I did not see this much at all in New York. From vintage hats, to coats, and even head to toe vintage inspired looks, the retro trend was quite popular. It may be due to Europeans being a bit more woke, when it comes to the impact that fast fashion has on the environment.

These two young ladies created quite the frenzy with the photogs. Miki and I (from Miki Ala Mode) traveled with them from the Mannish Aurora presentation to the Palais de Tokyo, and as we approached the main square a gaggle of street photogs rushed towards us cameras snapping at breakneck pace. Whoah, feeling like a Kardashian there for a moment. Miki and I looked at each other and were like, “Um, they are interested in them, not us” And with style like this it is not surprising. Here they are blending two trends together seamlessly: the retro trend, and the neon trend. Plus, they carried the neon trend over to their makeup. Parisians like to keep their makeup minimal; here it is minimal but also striking and attention getting. A great way to make a statement for sure.

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  • Carolina g. Ticala
    December 2, 2019

    Estupendo post! Espero verte pronto por mi blog ! Feliz día! ❄️❄️❄️

  • Jennifer
    December 2, 2019

    It sounds like you had an amazing time!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  • S
    December 2, 2019

    Your article ( and photos!) are always utmost interesting!
    Plus, Parisian fashion is definitely my fav, so I cant hel but love this post!

  • Vanessa
    December 2, 2019

    You have such a keen eye for the trends that are happening in Paris! I love this city and its fashion so much!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Hena Tayeb
    December 2, 2019

    So many interesting takes on fashion.. love the neon eye liner.

  • Woman Today
    December 2, 2019

    Wow, such amazing trends, I fell in love with all of them. Can’t wait for a graphic season filled an explosion of colors.

  • Panty Buns
    December 2, 2019

    I can see why that gaggle of street photographers went wild over those two young women in that last photo! The complementary contrast of the beautiful pink and blue outfits combined with the fabulous winged neon eyeshadows is true art. I also really love the outfit with the vintage hat and the vintage coat with the embroidered yoke in the left hand photo immediately above the pink and blue OOTDs.

  • Kathrine Eldridge
    December 2, 2019

    Parisian stye is amazing! Love all this inspirational images.

    • Sasha
      December 6, 2019

      More fabulous photos, Allie! I love seeing your photos! What a wonderful experience to attend and to catch up with family! 🙂 XXX

  • The Fashion Folks
    December 2, 2019

    Love this trend spotting! So artsy, so fun and so inspirational. Love the orange eyeliner, the neon statement is insane. Have a lovely week! Xx

  • The Evolista
    December 3, 2019

    Love Baker boy hats and the whole vintage look. Thanks for sharing!!

    Xx Jenifer

  • Radi
    December 3, 2019

    I’ve also seen lots of crop tops with over-sized jackets. Ohh I do like these two girls with the neon and the cool neon liner. On fleek!

  • Nina
    December 3, 2019

    I love this post and your picture’s seletion dear! Good job!
    Have a wonderful day! xx

    La ilusión de Nina –

  • Francesca Romana Capizzi
    December 3, 2019

    Wow I see a lot of great outfits out there!
    Don’t Call Me Fashion Blogger

  • Simone
    December 3, 2019

    The street styles are so cool in Paris! Loving the two girls as well, they look so unique with those bold colours.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  • Ruth Josey
    December 3, 2019

    What a fun trip to take and I think it would be awesome to be rushed by photographers! I’d hide my face (which is all I want to do when a camera is pointed at it anyway) and turn away just like it was commonplace for me and I was sick of it 😛 I love seeing trends from different parts of the world. I think I’m more into Italian style but it’s great to keep an eye on everything. I have a sister-in-law who travels a lot for work and she’s always taking pictures of fashion where she is and sending it to me. It’s probably time to do a post based on one of those photos…..


  • Rowena @ rolala loves
    December 3, 2019

    I totally agree that Parisian style is more individualistic as well. You definitely people doing their own thing. I feel like they wear more color as well.

  • Ashley
    December 3, 2019

    I totally agree- Parisian style is more tailored to the individual, or allows the individual more self expression, than American style. And it’s awesome + inspiring!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Liz
    December 3, 2019

    Paris is so unique in many different ways! I love Parisian fashion 🙂

    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

  • jointyicroissanty
    December 3, 2019

    I have similar thoughts about Parisian style, very creative and individual. Amazing and inspiring pictures!


  • Emmy
    December 4, 2019

    The neon trend is really something that should never go out of style IMO:D Thanks for another inspiring post, Allie:) I do find the French will always have that certain “je ne sais quoi” that is just in their blood!

  • Shireen L. Platt
    December 4, 2019

    I actually love the fact that Paris style leans more towards individual creativity instead of following trends. Beautofully written post, Allie!

  • Margot
    December 4, 2019

    It was so interesting to read about your vision of street style during Paris fashion week.
    I love the retro style and the neons make up of theses 2 girls is stunning !

  • Regine Karpel
    December 4, 2019


  • Elegant Duchess
    December 4, 2019

    You have captured this just fine! I love the classic vintage elements ! Xx

    Elegant Duchess xx

  • Samantha Mariko
    December 5, 2019

    I think it’s ok to follow trends but make them your own. I love that most about Parisian style 🙂
    xo Samantha

  • Quinn
    December 5, 2019

    Parisian style really does seem more personal than American style. I am so impressed with how they even make a vintage look their own (like with the neon). Beautiful!


  • Julie
    December 5, 2019

    It looks like the French definitely take fashion seriously. But in a fun way. ?–Wow, with eyeliner like that you’re just asking for attention!
    I just heard that a lot of the fast fashion uses clothes made from a polyester/cotton blend that’s actually much harder to repurpose. The retro look’s more woke for sure!

  • Seyi
    December 5, 2019

    How can you not just die at the beauty of neon eyeliner. I must say I don’t know if I can pull it off but I must try! Those women look fabulous.

    Seyi x

  • KizzyDoll
    December 5, 2019

    Everyone looks fantastic, I love seeing style from all over the world and when it’s so individual, even better!! Love these shots x

  • SundayDahlias
    December 5, 2019

    Sounds like such an amazing experience and a learning one at that! I can see why the two ladies garnered so much attention! They look fabulous!

  • Mica
    December 5, 2019

    I love seeing how people really put their own twist on outfits for fashion weeks and you’re right, these attendees are so stylish! I think that the vintage touch is nice too – I’m definitely trying to buy second hand more often!

    Hope that your week has been good and you have a nice weekend ahead of you! There’s a lot of smoke again around here but we are safe from the bushfires.

  • Helena Primeira
    December 6, 2019

    Nice post 🙂

    Helena Primeira
    Helena Primeira Youtube
    Primeira Panos

  • Olga
    December 6, 2019

    Amazing inspiration!

  • Layla
    December 6, 2019

    Love this post – absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Layla x

  • Gabrielle
    December 6, 2019

    It must be fascinating to both see and capture these new and emerging trends first hand on the streets in between shows 🙂 The neon eyeliner isn’t something I’ll be trying anytime soon, but I lOVE to see others wear the bold style! x

  • Kara
    December 7, 2019

    All of these street style photos are beautiful and I loved reading your thoughts on trends in Paris fashion compared to in the US! It’s nice to see people put their own unique style to a trend.

    x Kara |

  • Kinga K
    December 8, 2019

    I love it 🙂

  • Susie
    December 8, 2019

    I love Paris style it is so elegant!

  • Layla Rosita
    December 9, 2019

    It sounds like such an amazing time in Paris! I’m going too this month! Your pictures are very on point, love it.

    xoxo, Layla Rosita |

  • angela
    December 10, 2019

    gorgeous shots, I love it!
    Paris looks so amazing and everyone is so stylish 🙂



  • Pablo (Fungi)
    December 10, 2019

    I love to see that people is aware of circular fashion, vintage options are the best and definitely the coolest option when you want something different and go beyond the fast fashion stores.

    I also love to see hats and vibrant colors are here to stay! My aim is to risk and go beyond with color this upcoming season!

  • little luxury list
    December 13, 2019

    Great photos and a peek into Parisian trends now. I love the neon highlighter on those ladies – striking and gorgeous! I’d definitely get retro pieces since it’s my style as well. Even now I gravitate towards midi dresses and retro cuts so I’d fit in!

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Trends Straight From The Streets of Paris