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Look for Less: Paris Haute Couture Street Style

Look for Less: Paris Haute Couture Street Style

While floor grazing Valentino gowns and jewel encrusted Chanel suits always draw fashion's best and brightest to the front row each couture week, the main attraction arguably took place in the Parisian streets this year, as first time models to the most seasoned show-goers dashed from show to show. 

From custom embroidered Gucci bomber jackets to ensembles swathed in silvers and spring's boldest hues, this month, MODA draws your Look for Less inspiration from the street style stars at Paris Haute Couture Week.

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Dressing comfortably doesn't have to be dull or sloppy. Combine a loose top with more fitted bottoms and accessorize sparingly for a look that registers as laid back yet put together. Experiment with loud prints for items that otherwise have more traditional silhouettes, and shop in the men's section for pieces that are just the right amount of oversized. 

 Urban Outfitters Ecote Quilted Seed Stitch Kimono  $89 ; image  via

Urban Outfitters Ecote Quilted Seed Stitch Kimono $89; image via

 JCrew Mini bucket bag  $79.99;  image  via

JCrew Mini bucket bag $79.99; image via

 Anthropologie Flora & Fauna Blouse  $198 ; image  via

Anthropologie Flora & Fauna Blouse $198; image via

 Madewell Shorewalk Cover-Up Pants  $49.99 ; image  via

Madewell Shorewalk Cover-Up Pants $49.99; image via

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Dressing up for a formal event in the summer can feel like a chore, especially when you know you're going to sweat through just about anything you put on. Opt for light, airy fabrics like chiffon, silk, cotton and linen, and dress up more casual pieces with flashy accessories and shoes. 

 Asos Soft Chiffon Cape Mini Dress  $68 ; image  via

Asos Soft Chiffon Cape Mini Dress $68; image via

 Steve Madden "Sweetyy" Fringe Flat Sandals in Suede  $79.95 ; image  via

Steve Madden "Sweetyy" Fringe Flat Sandals in Suede $79.95; image via

 NastyGal Big Bud Press Red Rose Pin Set  $28 ; image  via

NastyGal Big Bud Press Red Rose Pin Set $28; image via

 Pixie Market White Bell Sleeve Shirt Dress  $97 ; image  via

Pixie Market White Bell Sleeve Shirt Dress $97; image via

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Layering different looks is most likely the last thing that comes to mind when getting dressed during the summer. Wearing an oversized sweater or blouse underneath strappy dresses and tanks, however, is a clever way to recycle items that might be inappropriate in an office or casual setting when worn on their own. It's also a great way to reimagine pieces you've grown tired of styling with the same pair of jeans over and over again! 

 Anthropologie Antheia Jacket  $198 ; image  via

Anthropologie Antheia Jacket $198; image via

 J.Crew Pave drop earrings with tortoise  $59.99 ; image  via

J.Crew Pave drop earrings with tortoise $59.99; image via

 & Other Stories Strappy Deep-V Tank Top  $55 ; image  via

& Other Stories Strappy Deep-V Tank Top $55; image via

 Topshop Petite Cross Back Slip Dress  $55 ; image  via

Topshop Petite Cross Back Slip Dress $55; image via

For a comprehensive roundup of all the best statement making street style looks from Paris Haute Couture Week, click here

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