French-girl style 鈥 for many of us, it calls to mind Breton stripes, elegant heirloom accessories, leather jackets and perfectly painted pouts (in signature shades of red, of course). But style a la Parisienne simply can鈥檛 be put in a box. The proof? Paris Fashion Week spring/summer 鈥17 edition. Stereotypical these collections were not, with iconic design houses like Dior, Saint Laurent, C茅line and Louis Vuitton redefining French fashion one catwalk at a time with bold color, unexpected silhouettes and expertly executed styling. There鈥檚 still plenty of je ne sais quoi to be had, but there was also a strong sense of rebellion, independence and desire for exploration woven into each line 鈥 everything the iconic Parisian femme is so often revered for. From bold color to sassy graphic tees and luxe layering, this is where French style is headed this spring.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: A model walks the runway during the Valentino show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

1. Monochrome 2.0: Head-to-toe black is about to take a backseat to bold and beautiful color. Black will always be classic, but vibrant outerwear teamed with equally-as-captivating underlayers is undeniably appealing. For extra style cred, get your accessories and makeup in on the trend. (Photo via Fran莽ois Durand/Getty)

2. Frilly frocks get flirty. Subtle sex appeal is what the iconic Parisian does best, but this time around those alluring feminine vibes come with a saucy side of tough-girl edge. Take style cues from the McQueen runway and team your most flirtatious frocks with layers of don鈥檛-mess hardware for an unforgettable GNO or date-night look.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02: A model walks the runway during the Celine show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

3. Breton stripes take a backseat. We feel that forever kind of love for Breton stripes, but we鈥檙e certainly not opposed to branching out 鈥 and neither is C茅line. Leaving the linear print to the likes of Sonia Rykiel, the revered fashion house took a more abstract approach to their Spring/Summer 鈥17 collection, embracing painterly prints, dip dye and geometric details. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

4. Unexpected silhouettes reign supreme. Can we get a hell yeah? There鈥檚 certainly something to be said for tailored silhouettes, but the allure of a cool, contemporary cut can鈥檛 be denied. Exhibit A: this bold-shouldered overcoat that graced the catwalk at Balenciaga. Effortlessly redefining power dressing, the sharp, larger-than-life shoulders practically scream girlboss in training 鈥 and the red monochromatic look beneath doesn鈥檛 hurt either.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: A model walks the runway Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Dior)

5. Downtown meets uptown. Ethereal skirts and edgy t-shirts set the tone for a totally new approach to dressing. The key to pulling off the look? Creating balance. Be it a romantic blouse and distressed boyfriend jeans or a twirl-worthy A-line dress and sleek combat boots, establish a feel for your look 鈥 grunge glam, contemporary elegance, etc. 鈥 then choose one piece to inject just the right amount of tough-girl cool to your #OOTD. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

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6. Frills are in. That minimalist closet basic thing everyone seems to think French femmes have going on? Pure fiction. Consider Loewe鈥檚 latest collection a hall pass to explore the wonderful world of frills 鈥 fringe, Elizabethan-inspired ruffs, tassels 鈥 you name it. We have to admit 鈥 we鈥檙e totally digging this more-is-more approach.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 27: A model walks the runway during the Saint Laurent show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 27, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

7. The bolder the blazer, the better. The Le Smoking has come a long way since Saint Laurent first debuted it back in 1966. For 2017, the tailored topper boasts brilliant jacquard detailing, next-level trimmings and new-age styling. Bring it on. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

8. Traditional trenches are dead. Gloomy days don鈥檛 have anything on the high-octane colors and playful prints dominating next season鈥檚 arsenal of weather gear. Ditch your trusty trench and combat gray skies with artfully adorned outerwear and radiant accessories.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 28: A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 28, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

9. Play with proportion. You don鈥檛 need over-the-top accessories and vivid color to stand out from the crowd. Take a note out of Lanvin鈥檚 style book and play with proportion to elevate your ensemble to Instababe status. We like to think of it as layers upon layers of style. For an unexpected GNO look that slays, team a sheer tulle dress over sleek wide-leg trousers and a Victorian-inspired top. (Photo via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty)

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29: Models walk the runway during the Carven show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on September 29, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

10. Swap out sheer for flashy tights. The great nylon debate is an eternal fashion drama, but we think Carven has had the final say. Nix nude and classic black stockings for opaque tights in brilliant shades of red, purple and blue. Bonus points for styling them alongside neutral or see-through separates 鈥 ladylike lace is especially eye-catching. (Photo via Antoine Antonio/Getty)

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