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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.
Pile on the prints, and if you get cold, you can always add a pair of tights too.
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.
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.
Prep Goes West
Add a little giddyup to a mod mini and grandpa-inspired sweater vest—and don’t forget a leather trench.
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.
A tricolor brown-toned leather jacket works surprisingly well with a chunky gray knit and black knee-high riding boots.