It’s Hard to Believe, But There Was an Actual Street Style Scene This Fashion Week

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Caroline Daur Gray Coat - Street Style Spring Summer 2021
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Paris Fashion Week was supposed to be far from its usual street style extravaganza – or so we thought. Let’s be honest, with the mounting fear of a second wave of the COVID-19 virus and social distancing guidelines, we didn’t quite expect to see a lot of street style looks. Even in limited numbers, Fashion Week attendees can always be counted on to put up a show, and that they did.

Straight out of the streets of Paris and Milan, here are six of the hottest trends of the season.

1

Fringe, Fringe, and More Fringe

Easily the most noticeable street style trend of the season, fringe was everywhere. From dresses to skirts and even bags, fringe was a favorite among Fashion Week-goers. Influencer Leonie Hanne was snapped sporting fringed outfits and bags throughout both Milan and Paris Fashion Week. 

2

Reverse Layering

Nineties fashion has been trending for more than a couple of seasons, and it refuses to die out. The cobbled streets of both Milan and Paris witnessed a comeback of the 90s favorite, the reverse layering trend.

3

Moon Bags

Can you imagine competing with Bottega pouches and clutches? Well, moon bags did compete, and (somehow) even managed to stand out. Judging from the Spring/Summer 2021 street style look, ruched, quilted, and mini-moon bags found their way into “It” girls’ wardrobes.

4

Color Blocking

Much like the runways, color blocking was also a huge hit in the streets. Some street style stars opted for joyful color blocking, echoing the optimistic outlook we saw on so many runways.

5

Droopy Balloon Sleeves

Exaggerated sleeves have been trending for over two years now, and they’ve only gotten bigger (both literally and figuratively) with the passing seasons. Droopy voluminous sleeved dresses and even coats were a street style favorite this past month. We can’t help but love influencer Caroline Daur’s bulky charcoal gray coat teamed up with a teensy powder pink crossbody bag.

6

Head-to-Toe Beige

Fashion’s love affair with beige continues, and this season they’ve (finally) gone exclusive. “It” girls have seriously committed to the biscuit shade, and these head-to-toe beige outfits are proof.

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