Do you remember when it was suddenly stylish to wear sneakers with real clothes? (Obviously I’m not referring to the tacky commuter look.) It was back around Spring ’98. I distinctly remember wearing my new silver metallic and navy Nike Airs with my maxi tube skirt for work. It was a thing. I think I was working at Teen People then. I remember walking to work on Fifth, along Central Park.
The girls on Pinterest (that is, models, fashion bloggers, NYC, Parisian, and London chicks) have no problem pairing Nike running shoes with their maxi skirts, minis, overcoats, and leather leggings, and looking a hundred percent fabulous. Not sure I can pull that look off anymore (actually, quite certain I cannot), but they wear their Nike sneakers well.
Here are 15 street style photos of ladies in Nikes. I’ve also got New Balance, Adidas, and Converse street style examples, if anyone’s interested.
When I was in high school, I had to, had to, have a Kelly green overcoat. I went to multiple stores to find the perfect one. I think someone once told me I looked like an old lady. Yes, that was the style. It was the 1980s. That’s all I need to say, right? I’m sure I must have spotted jewel tone overcoats in Vogue. While my friends were being all sporty Connecticut, I was wishing I lived in New York. If you spend the time scrolling through these overcoats in hues that range from cotton candy to robin’s egg blue, you will be treated with a photo I plucked out of a box last night.
These days, I don’t even wear an overcoat. Sure, I have the luscious camel one I purchased in Florence years ago, still pristine, and a black Max Mara oversize cocoon from, hell, I don’t remember. As a work-from-home writer who lives in Boston, I’m way more partial to my ankle length gray Patagonia. But if I did have reason to dress well again, and I lived somewhere a tad less chilly, I might be tempted to dip back into a pastel, neon, or candy colored overcoat. These women wear them well. Here are 22 colorful coats, street style.
Blake Lively, who goes bare under hers.
And, for comedic value, this is me in high school, doing street style, or rather, backyard style, before it was a thing. I loved that green overcoat. Yikes. Let’s not discuss the Angora beret. It was the mid ’80s. That’s all I can say.
Last week we looked at 25 Plaid Shirts street style. Although I’m not the biggest fan of plaid (and especially not tartan), I think most of these women put plaid looks together superbly. I kind of have a soft spot for the Stella McCartney plaid intarsia sweater—it totally reminds me of a baby blanket I had. Which of these plaid looks work for you?
Who are these chic women carrying clutches all day? The same ones subjecting themselves to high heels, I’m guessing. I love a clutch in the evening, if I’m going out to dinner, and will be, um, sitting down. Tucking a clutch, no matter how oversize—and I do adore these slouchy, oversize clutches—is just NOT PRACTICAL. Then again, fashion rarely is. So let’s just admire their looks, and make a pact not to attempt this in real life.
As with leopard print, I’ve never been a big camo print kinda gal. In fact, this post is pretty hypocritical, as I don’t actually let my boys wear camo. It always seemed “not the sort of look we want to project,” if you know what I mean. That said, I think (maybe?) there’s something different stylistically when it comes to stylish ladies sporting a camo piece here and there. (Am I crazy?) There’s nothing middle American about the way these ladies are incorporating camo prints. They are totally rocking the look, with skinny jeans, moto jackets, and fall coats, daring to mix it with plaid, leather, graphic tee, and animal prints. I’m not so sure I’ll be running out to buy a piece, but I love the camo print styles happening on the street.
Model Cara Delvigne rocks plaid AND denim, plus moto boots and a knit cap.
A leopard print clutch punches up this look. How are you feeling about white lug sole boots?
Camo pants with elastic at the ankles get sey with sky high pumps.
Slouchy, oversize bag, long blonde hair, and a camo jacket.
Love camo with all the layers.
Is this Victoria Bekham? She looks perfect in a shrunken camo pullover.
Casual weekend wear—camo tee, cargo pants, and denim jacket.
Another weekend look—throw a camo jacket over a sweatshirt & jeans.
Ah, the graphic tee. It pairs up well with camo skinnies.
Lanvin tee and densely patterned camo coat with light buckled booties.
A camo jacket over a black shift makes this classic look edgy.
Mixng stripes and camo.
The shredded patterning of the sweater works nicely with camo print.
Strips and camo go preppy glam with an orange saddle bag, metallic flats, and statement necklace.
Love the rich textures of denim and animal skin with the camo tee, plus layered jewelry.
Another layered look with animal print clutch.
Nice calf muscles. Are those leather shorts?
Graphic tee once more, under a moto jacket with camo leggings.
A quintessential fashion week street style look. Enough said.
Love her chic messy pony.
A Chanel brooch, oversize watch, and luxury leather mixed with camo.
Rhianna drapes a camo coat over her red bodycon dress.
I love the look of a graphic T-shirt under a fabulous jacket. I spent the spring wearing my favorite J Crew heather gray tee with black sequin penguin (so many years old it’s starting to wear thin), under my Tory Burch blue and ivory striped knit blazer.
Years ago, I wouldn’t have ever put anything so mismatched together. We’re hardly talking florals and plaids (which the models and style bloggers can pull off and I would never dare), but still, I was a fashion purist/minimalist. Not in a Japanese designer, architectural kind of way, but definitely a disciple of Calvin Klein. Clean lines, neutral colors, no pattern beyond a simple stripe. My reasoning was that with red hair and freckles, I had enough going on.
Well, apparently my hair has darkened (everyone asks me where the boys get their hair color), and the freckles have faded (or I’ve gotten better with makeup). Or maybe I’ve become happy-go-lucky, casual, and carefree. Ha. Probably, since I no longer go to an office, my style needs a bit of sprucing up, and throwing together looks that are slightly askew now suit me.
I love the way graphic tees are playing out on the street—under a faux fur coat or sequin blazer, with a statement necklace, paired with leopard skinnies, tucked into denim cutoffs or minis, under a trench or baseball style jacket. It’s all delicious, and the more juxtaposed the style the better. Lace pants and a T-shirt with writing? Sure, why not? Pinterest is especially rich with street style photos with tees full of fashion sass. My favorite: Kate Moss Is the Boss. And I think I need to get a Celine Me Alone T-shirt.
Scroll through. Do you love it or hate it? Do you do it? Or do you only wear your T-shirts with jeans? This weekend, wear a T-shirt with something unexpected.
Marimekkoprints are bold and daring. I love them on my sofa, and in my kitchen cabinets, but when it comes to dressing, I have to admit, I’m more of a dress in all black type. I really admire those who can pull off pattern. Especially the Marimekko way. Here are five street style portraits of ladies sporting Marimekko prints.
The white-on-white style trend has been strong on runways in recent seasons, and it’s translated into plenty of street style looks. It works year-round. I love it mixed with cream, blush, gold, or silver too. A hint of mint or camel is also amazing with white, or even peach if you can pull of that very southern pastel. Here are 25 white-on-white street style looks pulled from Pinterest (which is replete with them). I’m big on the white denim, sweater or sheer blouse, and bootie ensemble for myself, bur really appreciate the girls who can rock the flow-y pant. And, Victoria Beckham is totally working that mod mini. If you’re feeling head-to-toe-white (or various shades thereof) is too pristine, blend in a piece of chambray.
I’m definitely not the kind of girl that dresses in florals. (Plus, with the red hair and freckles I’ve got enough going on.) However, these ladies totally rock floral frocks in the edgiest of ways. Love looking them. May even inspire me to experiment . . .
More street shots today, but this time it’s street style. The weather’s been gorgeous, springlike. Too hot for boots, too chilly for flip flops. I’m thinking of opting for oxfords. I love the look; oxford shoes are very Lucky mag. We did a roundup in the Boston Globe Magazine in February. Of course, I bought a a pair. Haven’t stepped out in them yet. Hmm… maybe tomorrow, I’ll pull it together. Here are 25 street style photographs of women rocking oxford shoes. I’ve snuck in some celebs —Elisabeth Olsen, Taylor Swift, and Alexa Chung (in great big red ones). And is that an Olsen twin first up? Buy a pair for yourself! SHOPPING: Get the Look: 25 Oxford Shoes