The style doyennes are raising the fashion stakes as they descend upon the City of Lights for Paris Haute Couture week. Proving that they work their game on a higher level, these fashion forward femmes are sartorial tacticians as they flaunt singular, outstanding pieces that other folks would flounder in.

Glean some of their master approach by selecting a bold piece to be the focus of your look and build an outfit around it (as our editor-in-chief will reinforce). If you're only just fleshing out your wardrobe, work an instrumental eye-popping shade like a bright yellow maxi skirt paired with black and white neutrals — it's an instant attention grab.

Or you could go the way of transforming your hair into a monochrome up-do and attire yourself like the haute couture version of Bride of Frankenstein — audacious attitudes only, please.

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

PHC street style day 1

For street style coverage of FW16, click here.