According to Paris Fashion Week Street Style, You’ll Need a Foulard or Scarf for Spring

The last stop of the Phil Oh Fashion Week tour is Paris, and the looks he captures never disappoint. Reviewing Paris Fashion Week street style, you can expect epic off-the-runway looks and moments of extraordinary creativity from maximalists, minimalists, and every style in between. I guess you could say the fashion-month circuit has saved the best for last! One commonality among this group of Parisian showgoers? A penchant for the most classic of French-girl-style accessories, the foulard.

A handful of PFW attendees—each with their own personal styles, we might add—incorporated a silk scarf into their looks. It didn’t matter how they dressed, be it a borrowed-from-the-boys leather jacket to a hot pink working-girl skirt suit, there was a handkerchief tied somewhere on their person.

We might be saying au revoir to fashion month, but it’s clear the foulard is here to stay. Pick one up that’s either vintage or new, and you’ll find there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate a silk bandana into your year-round wardrobe. Here, a delightful demonstration of the possibilities of the accessory, per the Paris Fashion Week street style set.

Photographed by Phil Oh 

The French-Girl Formula

File this look under classic French-girl style, foulard necktie included.

Brooks Brothers silk twill square Sailboat scarf

Khaite Daria high-waist nonstretch slim straight jeans

Saint Laurent Toy Loulou puffer quilted canvas crossbody bag

Photographed by Phil Oh 

Just Because

In need of a pop of color or perhaps some added drama? Sashay your way through spring with a scarf flowing down spring jackets or trousers.

Christopher Kane metal-belt cotton-gabardine trench coat

Gucci horsebit-print silk scarf

Repetto lambskin cendrillon ballerina flats

Les Tien cotton-jersey track pants

Photographed by Phil Oh 

Top-Handle Handkerchief

Accessorize your accessories by tying on a silky something to your bag strap. A pretty printed scarf spruces up a timeless leather handbag.

Red Valentino double-breasted wool-blend coat

Hermès Sangles en Zigzag bandana 55

Closed poplin long blouse

Red Valentino wool blend bouclé mini skirt

Photographed by Phil Oh 

Scarf as Top

While this showgoer paired her scarf as a top with a trench and leather trousers, come summertime you’ll be able to wear a scarf as a beach cover-up, in your hair, and by itself as a top.

Acne Studios Odande two-tone cotton trench coat

Casablanca white Ping Pong Fleurie Jour scarf

Good American faux leather wide-leg trousers

Photographed by Phil Oh 

The Bandana Necktie

Accessorize a white T-shirt and trousers with a printed scarf, and voilà, an entire outfit of wardrobe staples never looked so cool.

Raey recycled-yarn cotton-blend T-shirt

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm sunglasses

Photographed by Phil Oh 

Le Headscarf

Whether you’re channeling retro or going incognito, there’s something rather elegant about topping your look off with a gauzy headscarf.

Uniqlo U single-breasted coat

Acne Studios Viori Rose small light silk foulard scarf

Skims thermal ribbed cotton-blend leggings

Miu Miu logo bit platform loafers

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