Street Scene: 2014 Paris Couture Week Trends

The Paris runways seamlessly produced yet another year of captivating haute couture designs for Spring/Summer 2014 collections, with show attendee's street style proving just as noteworthy. Street fashion was nothing less than Paris' standard of chic fashion, with everyone from magazine editors, models and celebrities to fashion bloggers and media mavens bringing their A-game with bundled up but chic outfits despite the chilly weather. Here are five street style trends from Paris Haute Couture Week 2014 that had us doing triple takes.

Nothing fights the winter blues better than pops of color. Paris was bubbling with effervescent colors of fuschia, orange and green to name a few of the vibrant hues that were seen in hats, coats, dresses and shoes. This trend is an easy and fast way to brighten up an outfit creating a standout look.

When it's cold outside, the coats come out. During couture week, simple was making a statement with a prevalence of basic-silhouetted coats as an outfit's main focus or to complement a minimalistic look or showcase a detailed layered look underneath. Seen in all lengths and in soft colors such as light pink, camel, and sky blue. There were also basic colors like navy, white, red and black as well as classic prints including herringbone, pinstripe, and plaid. You can't go wrong with a staple coat. It's a wardrobe essential.

There was a regal demeanor in the air with ornate accessories and details. Broche-inspired embellishments, jewel-encrusted accessories, and gold leaf jewelry filled the streets of Paris. Fitting for a queen, former magazine editor and current freelance writer Miroslava Duma wore a Ulyana Sergeenko oversized sweatshirt decorated in royal-inspired medallions and jewels.

The solution to taming an oversized jacket or coat? Belt it. Belts cinch the waist to add shape and curves to what may have seemed like lifeless outerwear, yielding a much more polished look. It can also add texture, dimension and color if you are looking to accessorize an outfit without having to wear jewelry.

We can't leave the handbags out. The Chanel perfume bottle bag was the 'it' accessory, an iconicproduct turned into the must-have accessory, with some beauties rocking two perfume bottle bags. Alongside this handbag were other literal but fashion-forward designs like a caviar tin clutch and crystal adorned Buddha clutch.

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