What's the best part about fashion
week month? Not the Cara Delevingne candids, or the front row royalty, or even the trendspotting for next season. IT'S THE STREET STYLE, YO. The cement stomping concrete runway walking Abbey Road album-ing pavement werking. I love it all-- down to the last scuffed shoe sole.
I guess my obsession has something to do with attainability. When it comes to street style, there's always the fascinating element of hey, maybe I could do that.
There's also a sense of the organic that is indigenous to street fashion. It's fresh off the presses and by presses I mean savvy female brains with a lot going on. It's intelligent. It's innovative. It's sitting next to you on the subway, or drinking the same iced coffee as you at Starbucks.
Watching an actual runway show can feel like peering through a very cool glass window, but street style, on the other hand, is literally right in front of you whenever you walk out the door. You can touch it, do it, be it, and experiment with it no matter who you are or where you live. Street style is democratic.
In celebration of that sentiment, I'm jumpstarting your inspiration trajectory with some shop-the-look collages based on some of my favorite snaps of fashion showgoers. Scroll down for some cement romance, and go browse my street style Pinterest board if you just CAN'T GET ENOUGH.
Here's Shine by Three blogger Margaret Zhang looking dopetastic during London Fashion Week.
Shop her look if you're having one of those ladylike tomboy kind of days: Tibi silk faille skirt, Markus Lupfer printed t-shirt, Topshop check coat, All Saints black jeans, J.W. Anderson for Topshop leather boots, Timberland beanie (made for kids, but if you don't care, I don't).
My long-time-throbbing-heart-inducer style icon crush Natasha Goldenberg repping farmer meets Geisha at New York Fashion Week.
FOMO? Click click: Ralph Lauren Blue plaid shirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim bomber jacket, Chloe cropped trousers, New Look clutch, Venessa Arizaga necklace, Odeon platform sandals, Little Fille bow headband, NARS lip pencil in Cruella.
Do it do it do it: Joseph jacket, rag & bone jeans, Salt Surf t-shirt, J. Crew sweater, Pretty Ballerinas loafers, Linea Pelle bag, Carhartt beanie, Calypso St. Barth scarf, Bobbi Brown lipstick.
Blogger and WSJ Market Editor Preetma Singh KILLS IT in a turtleneck. The rest is just gravy, but of the rad and necessary variety.
An oldie but goodie: stylist and model Victoria Sekrier proves there's no such thing as too many layers or too many patterns. Then again, I already knew that.