Tomorrow marks the start of Paris Fashion Week, meaning some of this month's most anticipated shows and presentations are imminent. And thanks to the CFDA shortening New York's calendar to just five days like in London and Milan, the French edition of fashion's biggest semi-annual event is now the longest by far. This means many exciting collection debuts as established maisons like Chanel and Louis Vuitton show alongside up-and-comers like Y/Project and Patou, but it also results in a longer wave of street style inspiration during eight days that happen to be just at the start of fall. Just as Paris has defined fashion for centuries, its chicest residents and visitors have the opportunity to set the tone for how to actually wear the latest pieces each season, and a surefire way to discover the best new trends is to see what influential style gurus are wearing as they step out for the shows and presentations.
Luckily for anyone wondering exactly who to keep their eyes on in the coming week, several bloggers, stylists, and marketing experts have a proven track record of working the most exciting brands and trends into their personal style. From those who perfectly execute that viral "French girl" aesthetic (whether actually Parisian or not) to others who push boundaries with their eclectic influences, see our top ten stylish figures to follow below, and get ready to have an inside perspective on how to stand out all fall.