Outside the fall 2021 couture shows, street style was back and better than ever. Vogue senior fashion news writer Emily Farra described it perfectly: Showgoers showed up in more “personal, eclectic ensembles” with a “refreshing new energy.” Captured by street style photographer Acielle, you could feel how happy everyone was to be out at shows again—you could also make the case that the must-have accessory was a smile. Who can blame us? After a year plus of virtual fashion weeks and digital shows, it’s more than exciting to see a return to all-out dressing up and being together again, no matter the sartorial camp you identify with.

Fashion folks came out in flocks—from well-dressed couples to stylishly coordinated friend duos. There were minimalists and maximalists, no shortage of the models off duty, and, of course, an endless amount of outfit inspiration worth celebrating.

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Practically Effortless

Easy silhouettes, comfortable shoes, and crossbody bags—a chic yet practical uniform for the woman about town

Alex Mill x Quiet Town work jacket

Loewe Puzzle Edge small grained-leather crossbody bag

Nike LDV Waffle/Sacai sneakers

Prada tie-dye poplin belted fit-and-flare midiskirt

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Modern Minimalists

Chic and simple, with a sprinkling of the seasonal must-haves

Nina Ricci pintucked terry polo shirt

Bottega Veneta zebra pouch

Studio Amelia T-bar leather sandals

Jonathan Simkhai Tessa tie-waist faux-leather crop pants

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Monochrome Moments

A one-tone look is a surefire way to get snapped on the streets.

Hansen & Gretel Bernie cardigan

Dior Lady Dior micro vanity case

Dior lime and white Check’n’Dior Pop wool twill miniskirt

“Intentionally __________.” contour boots

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Print Clashers

Make way for the maximalists!

Comme des Garçons tartan-print T-shirt

Comme des Garçons grafitti-print skirt

Jean Paul Gautier white and navy Ottolinger edition Les Marins patchwork long-sleeve T-shirt

Jean Paul Gautier yellow Ottolinger edition tulle striped leggings

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Cool Couples

Styling with your significant other—what’s not to love?

Alpha Industries MA-1 flight jacket

Balenciaga metal rectangle sunglasses in blue

Louis Vuitton Letters sweater

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Glam Girls

All dressed up and ready for the front row

Maison Margiela tape gathered dress

Swarovski Harmonia bracelet

Louis Vuitton urban twist pumps

Maison Margiela feather-trimmed printed midi-skirt

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Dynamic Duos

There’s nothing like a pair of fashion friends in coordinated looks.

Dior Red, Black, and White Check’n’Dior Tartan wool twill jacket

Dodo Bar Or Carol cropped leather bustier top

Photographed by Acielle / Style Du Monde

The Models Off Duty

Blazers, check. Leather, check. Bucket hat, check.

Étoile Isabel Marant Charly checked wool blazer

Bandier WSLY Rivington ribbed cropped tank

Isabel Marant Hayleyh logo-embroidered bucket hat

Staud Clark faux-leather shorts