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.
The French-Girl Formula
File this look under classic French-girl style, foulard necktie included.
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.
Accessorize your accessories by tying on a silky something to your bag strap. A pretty printed scarf spruces up a timeless leather handbag.
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.
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.
Whether you’re channeling retro or going incognito, there’s something rather elegant about topping your look off with a gauzy headscarf.