paris fashion week street style pt.1

the best outfits off the runway

Paris Fashion Week is underway, and while we could tell you about all of the spring '13 collections showing on the runway --like, the floral applique one-leg pants at Chloe or the pastel ruffled dresses at GIvenchy--we'd rather show you what we've been seeing. Namely, on the street.

 We sent photographer Timothy O'Malley to stalk the sidewalks in search of the best outfits outside of the Tuileries. Our rules? No desperate dressers (you know, the ones who throw on everything and think they're being clever), no obvious brand whores, just the chic-cool Parisian dressers we imagine when we fantasize about style in the City of Lights.

 Here's our favorites from the first half of Fashion Week--check back Wednesday for our second round of picks.