Let’s Play “Tumblr Games” with Paris Street Style

Paris Fashion Week is over. Au revoir, sweet city of lights. It seemed that, even from my remote position in New York City, Paris was exactly the jolt of energy we all needed to send us confidently into the spring season while feeling simultaneously emboldened against the lingering 9 technical winter days and okay about the inevitability of next years’s December 1 through March 12.

But now I’m a little bit sad. I already ache for those wonderful magpies who use fashion as camouflage to stand out rather than blend in.

Thanks to the Internet we now have a permanent platform in place to reference Chanel’s 2015 show as we please. We can visit Instagram as often as we like and celebrate the return of fashion’s two most important models. We can scroll through the archives of Man Repeller and be like, Oh yea, Chloé was awesome. But there’s something magical about watching it all flash before our eyes for the first time.

This rings especially true when it comes to street style. If not only for the clothes — because regardless of your own personal taste, they are undoubtedly spectacular to behold in the wild — then because it’s practically impossible to duplicate the exact feeling of seeing yourself in a moment that Tommy Ton or Adam Katz Sinding has frozen in time.

For example, this is me when I’m pretending to be on the phone in public to avoid an awkward situation:


That was the first thought that came to my mind. And now every time I see this photo, “me when I’m pretending to be on the phone in public to avoid an awkward situation” is all I think about.

Narcissistic? Perhaps. But it’s also wildly relatable because…isn’t this what we all look like when we fake-call?

I call it the Tumblr Games in honor of the platform that popularized the strange phenomenon of seeing ourselves in literally everything. Now if you’ll join me in the slideshow above, let’s get going.

And after? You know where the comments section is. Upload a street style pic and fill in the blank: “This is me when I ______.”

Looking for more stree-style? We’ve got you covered. Paris Fashion Week Superlatives! And Milan Fashion Week Superlatives!  Also, read about Krista Lewis’s adventures in being a street-style photographer for NYFW. 

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  • Allie Fasanella

    Me when i’m like “Get away from my fries Jared!”

  • Allie Fasanella

    Me when Abbi told Ilana that she pegged Jeremy.

    • Amelia Diamond

      have you seen the phenomenon of “Quokka selfies”

      • Allie Fasanella


  • Quinn Halman

    Me when I see a friend who thinks playing “snake” is still a thing.

  • Quinn Halman

    Me (in the car) when someone says they like the East Dillon Lions better than the panthers

    • Amelia Diamond

      ugh same

    • Amelia Diamond

      hahahah same. except shala could convince me to convert

  • Allie Fasanella

    Okay I realize I played the game wrong but I just really like pretending I’m animals

  • Quinn Halman


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    • Allie Fasanella

      I’ve been waiting for Alia Shawkat to be on BC since the beginning of time

      • Quinn Halman

        One time a stranger stopped me on the street to tell me if I got freckles I’d look like “the girl from Arrested Development”. AND THEN when I first cut my hair someone told me if I was still tanned I’d look like “the mixed looking one” from BC

        • Allie Fasanella

          hahahha “if you got freckles” as if you could just get them from sephora. i do see a resemblance though, triplets man.

  • AlexaJuno

    Me when I’m everyone at PFW.

    • ‘Street-Style’ is such an amusing illusion and its value is so intrinsic. Makes it all the more fun to look at.

  • Kelsey Moody

    This is me getting ready

  • parkzark

    Me approaching the delivery guy who has my pizza.

    • Amelia Diamond


  • Stephanie

    Paris is amazing! I love the street fashion in Paris <3 Thanks for sharing


  • Paris Fashion Week has to be the best ever !

    With love,

    Hayley xxx


  • Me when getting home in a hurry because I have to pee ASAP!

    • Amelia Diamond

      that’s me with my bra

      • yeah, and during the hold-on-just-a-minute-longer-before-peeing-on-myself, when trying to take off my shoes, I usually drag my socks down as well and enter the bathroom as shown (sorry, I have a thing about dragging dirt and germs in my house so I don’t wear my shoes in).

  • Leandra Medine

    Me when I realize I’m fucking up #Funeralcore

  • parkzark

    Me when her hair smells like Doritos.

  • Looks interesting to wear those. .

  • Guest

    When you see someone you went to high school with.

    • Guest

      Balls. My image didn’t attach. See look 10 @ Margiela.

      • Amelia Diamond


  • Andrea Raymer

    Me when there are no good seats left at Starbucks and I am trying to kill time because for some reason I am 20 minutes early.

  • Andrea Raymer

    Me for all of February.

  • Guest

    Omg Leandra!

    Last year at Paris Fashion Week I snapped you doing that exact thing. Are you reallllly texting, are you tho.

  • Autumn

    Me walking down the street singing Beyonce’s ‘Diva’ in my head, like a boss.

  • ReadER451

    Yesterday, Garance posted an instagram video with a caption indicating the fashion week scene has become more of a red carpet/photo call type setting. Is street style still focused on street style or am I the only one annoyed with the idea that it has turned towards fashion industry “celebrities”?

  • Me when I’m pretending to not see someone handing out concert/tourbus/church/crossfit fliers.

  • Anna

    This is me when I am going nuts at a party and suddenly notice that there are people taking pictures. I then put on my cool face and stare blankly into the room – hoping to look naturally badass. I never do.

  • This is genius.. nothing more should be said.



  • Alyssa Alexandre

    Fake calling has long become a part of my daily fake-importance routine.

  • Liz

    “I can’t come out with you, I have people over.”