In the whirlwind tour that each major Fashion Week provides, Paris Fashion Week seems the perfect culmination. After hustling and bustling from New York to London to Milan, tired showgoers are rewarded by the City of Light—its wide boulevards, quaint bistros, and cozy cafés inviting them to unwind. Paris is, after all, always a good idea.
While the likes of Carven, Chloé,and Miu Miu send covetable fall 2013 collections down the runway, The Street Muse’s Melanie Galea takes to the streets to capture the endless je ne sais quois that is Parisian style. The Parisian woman is not all sailor stripes and biker boots, but she’s the picture of effortless chic. From elegant mismatching to fashion-forward casual, Galea captures the finest street style looks at Paris Fashion Week in the slideshow above. Viva la mode.
Even the most devoted fashionista can’t spend all day at the shows, and Paris is nothing without its great food and art (and of course boutiques). All dressed up and nowhere to go? Check out our Paris travel guide here.