6 Outfit Ideas From Paris Fashion Week Street Style

If there is a city that allows for experimenting with seasonal transitional style, it’s Paris. Where else can you wear a puffer jacket plus sandals or a trench coat with a miniskirt on the same day, let alone the same outfit? And for the past eight days, Paris Fashion Week showgoers have been doing just that. A common outfit formula seen around the bustling Paris streets included short hemlines, long overcoats, and sturdy flat boots—three of fall’s must-have items in one foolproof look.

Taking a closer look at Paris Fashion Week street style stars gives us a lesson in how to mix fall’s fabulous miniskirts with the season’s selection of classic coats and knee-high boots. Keep in mind it’s helpful to have your coat and boots meet or overlap to ensure there’s no awkward leg gap exposed. Leave the rest of the mix up to your imagination. Go long (and short!) this fall with these six styling ideas below.

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Three-Piece Prints

Pile on the prints, and if you get cold, you can always add a pair of tights too.

Prada single-breasted printed Radzimir overcoat

Barrie houndstooth cashmere and wool sweater

Chopova Lowena painterly-print plaid miniskirt

Ganni calf leather high Chelsea boots

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Future Perfect

Sporty sunglasses and leather trench coats would normally give off a Matrix aesthetic, but when paired with cowboy boots and brown leathers, the look feels 2021.

Avec Les Filles belted faux-leather trench

Prada Linea Rossa sunglasses

Ganni knee-high Western boots

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Go-To Tailoring

This fall and winter reach for a sleek, ankle-length, double-breasted menswear-inspired coat for any and all of your outfits—miniskirts and combat boots included.

J.Crew classic-fit ruffleneck shirt in stripe

Red Valentino virgin wool miniskirt

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Prep Goes West

Add a little giddyup to a mod mini and grandpa-inspired sweater vest—and don’t forget a leather trench.

Blanca Vita leather-look trench coat

Samsøe Samsøe Simones sweater vest

Alexachung faux patent-leather miniskirt

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Queen of Pop

Paired with an otherwise all-black ensemble of a cozy cardigan and wooly blanket coat, a pop-star-worthy micro-mini adds a surprising element of color.

Khaite the Scarlet cardigan

Gauge81 blue satin Mani miniskirt

Loeffler Randall Collins leather knee boots

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Fall Tones

A tricolor brown-toned leather jacket works surprisingly well with a chunky gray knit and black knee-high riding boots.

Marine Serre patchwork leather coat

Maison Margiela cable-knit wool sweater vest

Everlane clean silk relaxed shirt

Legres knee-high leather boots