The final stop on Phil Oh’s fashion week tour is Paris, and the looks he captures never disappoint. As you review street style from Paris Fashion Week, you can expect epic off-runway looks and moments of extraordinary creativity from maximalists, minimalists, and every style in between. You could say the fashion month circuit saved the best for last! A common point among this group of Parisian spectators? A penchant for the most classic accessory of the French girl style, the scarf.

A handful of PFW attendees — each with their own personal style, we might add — have incorporated a silk scarf into their look. No matter how they dressed, whether it was a leather jacket borrowed from the boys or a hot pink working girl skirt suit, there was a knotted handkerchief somewhere around them.

We could say goodbye to fashion month, but it’s clear the scarf is here to stay. Pick one that’s vintage or new, and you’ll find there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate a silk bandana into your wardrobe year-round. Here, a delicious demonstration of the possibilities of the accessory, according to the Paris Fashion Week street style set.

Photographed by Phil Oh

The formula of French girls

File this look under classic French girl style, scarf tie included.

Brooks Brothers silk twill square scarf

Khaite Daria high-rise non-stretch slim straight jeans

Saint Laurent Toy Loulou quilted quilted canvas cross-body bag

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Just because

Need a pop of color or maybe some extra drama? Sashay your way through spring with a flowing scarf over spring jackets or pants.

Christopher Kane metal-belted cotton-gabardine trench coat

Gucci Horsebit Print Silk Scarf

Cendrillon ballerinas in lamb leather Repetto

Les Tien cotton-jersey track pants

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Top handle handkerchief

Accessorize your accessories by attaching something silky to the strap of your bag. A pretty printed scarf dresses up a timeless leather handbag.

Double-breasted wool-blend coat Red Valentino

Bandana Hermès Zigzag Straps 55

Long closed poplin blouse

Valentino Red Wool Blend Boucle Miniskirt

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scarf as top

While this looker paired her scarf at the top with a trench coat and leather pants, come summer you can wear a scarf as a beach cover-up, in her hair and alone at the top.

Acne Studios Odande two-tone cotton trench coat

Casablanca Ping Pong Fleurie scarf Day white

Good American Faux Leather Wide Leg Pants

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The Bandana Tie

Accessorize a white t-shirt and pants with a printed scarf, and here isan outfit full of wardrobe staples has never looked so cool.

Raey recycled-yarn cotton-blend T-shirt

Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer 50mm Sunglasses

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The scarf

Whether you’re retro or incognito, there’s something rather stylish about completing your look with a wispy scarf.

Uniqlo U single-breasted coat

Small Viori Rose silk scarf Acne Studios

Skims ribbed cotton-blend thermal leggings

Miu Miu logo horsebit platform loafers

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