Since Paris Fashion Week is just around the corner, it should come as no surprise that most of the chicest celebrities are either already unpacked and wandering around the City of Lights or will be very soon. One such A-lister is Selena Gomez, whose IG stories have been blowing up with show-stopping outfits courtesy of her new stylist Erin Walsh, including thigh-high, patent leather stiletto boots paired with an Alaïa poplin minidress as well as a long-sleeve leopard-print maxi. But of all the looks the Rare Beauty founder’s debuted thus far on her Paris trip, the one I’m most interested in is by far her most paired back of the bunch.
On Sunday, Gomez was spotted leaving the Hôtel Plaza Athénée on her way to an event at the Bulgari Hôtel wearing a gray blazer-and-capris set with a white corset and matching GCDS handbag, baby-blue Paris Texas heels, and a blue poplin shirt with the collar perfectly popped and peaking out from underneath her tailored outerwear. To top off the evening’s ensemble, she added gold hoop earrings and a cocktail ring from Jennifer Fisher.
Surprisingly enough, it wasn’t the on-trend capris or the chic color pairing that caught my eye about the look, though both were certainly note-worthy. Rather, what I noticed immediately about it was the peek-a-boo collar, a styling trick that I first saw rise up at Prada’s fall/winter 2023 show and then again outside of the Italian brand’s spring/summer 2024 show in Milan last week. Small but extremely impactful, the simple unveiling of a statement collar from underneath a blazer or coat made her outfit tenfold more dynamic and interesting.
Master the subtle styling move by scrolling through a handful of genius examples below, from Gomez’s Paris look to street style snaps from Milan.