Here’s the first installment of my Paris Style Report. The weather being what it is (cold), 99% of “Paris street style” now is about the outerwear, shoes and accessories. But that’s a lot of ground to cover, so I’m breaking this up into sections. Today I’m focusing on …
When it comes to coats, there’s not a lot that’s new under the sun, but here are the three trends I’ve noticed this visit in central Paris…
Puffer coats are still the most predominant style. I can understand why: they’re hard to beat for a combination of light weight and warmth. Mostly I’ve seen neutral tones, very occasionally a metallic or brighter color.
Plaid, Check, And Other Prints
I’ve seen quite a few menswear-inspired plaid coats, usually in a smaller, subtle, lower contrast print. The coat on the mannequin, top right, is a good representation. (However I’ve also spotted the occasional bright tartan.) I’ve also seen several women in leopard and cheetah print coats, in both natural and other hues. Single-breasted styles are most common, and I’ve noticed very few belted coats.
Teddy Coats, Plush Coats
I’m seeing a LOT of these. Usually brown or black, sometimes other colors. I’ll admit I was a bit surprised, as these strike me as more trendy. But women of all ages are wearing them. I’ve noticed a few shearling and faux-shearling coats too, usually dyed in darker colors…black, brown, or navy.
And of course some women here still wear real fur. Not endorsing, just reporting.
We’ll talk about those sneakers in the next installment, when I cover footwear. 😉
Top photo: coats on mannequins at Merci, Paris.