Street style has hit the fashion scene and it is here to stay. Unlike a lot of glamorous runway fashions, this style seems more accessible to the everyday and brings chic to a whole new level. It’s known for being daring and edgy while still looking accomplishable and it can be affordable. It just takes a little research and some experimentation.
Just as if you were incorporating anything else new to your wardrobe, it would be best to assess your already existing tastes first. Unless you’re looking to do a major overhaul or get a makeover, chances are you already have an idea of what styles, cuts, and fits of clothing look best on you and which ones you feel the most comfortable wearing. Next, it’s time for some more research! One of the easiest ways to do this is simply search street styles or spotted fashionistas in your favorite city and see what sorts of styles appeal to you. Are you feeling a dark, dangerous looking knee-high boot? Or perhaps a sleek military blazer over a slouchy tee is your thing? Or perhaps both? See what you like and go from there.
Now let’s think, what puts the street in street style? Usually what it refers to is its edgy nature, its daring take on the everyday, mixing casual with couture. Of course, there are sub-genres, usually associated with different youthful styles, groups and trends, and they can all be used or you can find one to identify and stick with. Another alternative is to learn how to take your current wardrobe up a notch and accessorize to get your desired look. Seek out bold accessories that can transform any casual outfit and upgrade it to a more chic look or mix and match styles and patterns to create daring but ingenious combinations.
The key is mixing and matching and creating bold, unique looks that are still down-to-earth and everyday. If you’re not sure about copying a style, create your own! Pick and choose which elements from street-picked fashionistas you identify with and admire most and see how they work with your current wardrobe or wear them anyway. The key to street style is to take some risk in your everyday appearance to stand out against the rest of the daily crowd without appearing too runway ready. While this seems daunting, doing some research and finding photos of ensembles you like will give you an idea of what works and doesn’t work but still takes some imagination and confidence to pull off.