The big story at New York Fashion Week was a blizzard that came and unceremoniously dumped a foot of snow all over the streets — and, of course, scuttled all the fashion editors’ fancy footwear plans.
But the European shows wrapping up now were much milder, meaning showgoers could peacock to their heart’s content without worrying about snow or — every New Yorker’s favorite — those massive lagoons of ice water that pool at every corner.
So how did the fashion pack celebrate their sartorial freedom? With vibrant colors (canary yellow was huge in Milan, while Paris was all about big coats in bright pink, cobalt blue, and rich jewel tones), statement bags that ranged from a $10,000 Gucci to a flea-market basket bag, and quirky touches like mismatched shoes or wearing a barn jacket with a miniskirt and thigh-high boots.
Click ahead to see our favorite street style looks from Paris.