If there’s one thing I learned about my time in Paris over the holiday season, it’s that French people don’t wear all black nearly as much as New Yorkers. After sitting at cafés people-watching and trend-spotting for hours, I’d go out to stay that the stylish Paris street crowd is saying au revoir to basic and monochromatic outfits in 2024.
While I spotted a fair share of elevated basics and classic styles in brown, black, nude, and cream, the Paris street style crowd that stole my heart the most while in the French fashion capital were those who were unafraid to experiment with color. Whether it was full-on statement coats in bright hues or blink-and-you-miss-it accessories to add a touch of playfulness, French women everywhere are throwing the notion that all-black outfits are the only way to look chic this winter.
Below, browse some style inspiration on how to incorporate color into your winter outfits the cool French-girl way and shop their key staples.