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August 1, 2013

Your weekly dose of enviable street style, right this way

 

That big pre-season, post-season but-both-are-too-far-away-to-do-anything-constructive-for-me-right-now outfitting rut is starting permeate my fashion faculty again which officially remarks this the most frustrating and boring time of year.

Should I really continue wearing these denim cut-offs which have only been washed once since inception with a black t-shirt (the same laundering rule applies) or can I try my hand at a turtleneck yet? Ah, that’s right, it’s 85 degrees. Back to the denim board it is.

When I can’t make a point, or find that I have to continue reiterating the same point through my own mode of dress, there’s only one thing that I can do to remedy the disturbing silence: click back in time through the street style images of some of my personal favorite websites and allow the pages bursting not with fashion – as very clearly and intelligently pointed out by one commenter yesterday – but with style to either dictate the imminent tendencies of my next season or howl a cough of inspiration into the present.

Up today: the seemingly ceaseless pages of Stockholm Streetstyle, pleasantly flooded with pink suits, embellished vests (there’s a way to make your cut-offs interesting again), makeshift denim uniforms, sequined pants, bare midriffs, and one Dries van Noten silk plaid jacket that will age as gracefully as my Snapchat-induced wrinkle has.

My lesson of the morning is that I think I’m going to try pairing a red and white striped shirt with my pre-existing red and white striped shorts (slide #3). Have the photos incited any of your own new ideas?

  • http://www.looksharpsconnie.com/ Look Sharp Sconnie

    I’m going to lose 15 pounds, quit my job, move to Paris, and play dress-up for a living.

    • Avery

      This is literally my response to “what do you want to do when you grow up?”

      wellbygeorge.blogspot.com

    • Leandra Medine

      Okay–I am actually having a really hard time with the lose 15 pounds portion of this sentiment (not because you said it but because I want to sympathize with it). Why are our minds programmed to think that jeans look better on toothpick legs?

      • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

        i think our minds might be programmed that way because if you look through most street style photos, the above photos included, pin thin tends to be the most represented body type.

        • Leandra Medine

          But there’s more to that too. Why are the photographers drawn to it/us wanting to emulate it?

          • Kathleen

            This is going to sound like a conspiracy theory, but I think that it comes down to someone trying to sell you something. 1% of the population is “model size.” Most people can never look like that, which makes it so good to sell and profit off of. Making women feel bad about how they look, even if most people don’t look like models, drives women to buy more clothes to feel better. If all shapes and sizes were equally represented, women may not be as compelled to try to live up to that standard. Thus, marketers give everyone unrealistic expectations, and then sell you the remedy.

          • Alice

            It’s partially marketing. They show you something you can’t achieve (like a lifestyle but in this case: a size). They idolize and glamorize it. We want it. We buy the clothes, car, kitchen with the thought in mind that maybe, just maybe, we could achieve that image and so people make money of our dissatisfaction. It’s not rocket-science.

          • http://www.farandwildjewelry.com/ abigail lind

            i think it has a lot to do with the fact that who run the fashion world, girls. for years the media has fed men the sexualized ideal of a woman they crave and i think that the fashion world is our chance to rebel against that mold a bit. a man might appreciate a woman with tits and an ass but those tits and ass take the spotlight away from the clothes hence the rise of the waif and toothpick limbs. it’s a subtle fuck you to the patriarchy and another instance of the man repellant nature of fashion.

        • Tessa

          After looking at picture #2 I had an internal celebration, and sent a picture of her to my boyfriend saying, “Look, she’s beautiful and her thighs touch!” I wouldn’t say social media is the root of body issues, but I know 5 years ago I wasn’t worried about my “thigh gap” or collarbones. I’m glad this conversation is happening.

  • http://www.redshoesnoknickers.com/ Red shoes No knickers

    Hell Yeah! Pink suits should be mandatory along with amazingly sculptured legs.

    Yours sincerely

    Envy in a pool of sweat.

  • http://www.aweebitskint.com/ misshoax

    that girl in the first photo is my spirit animal. swoooooooon.

    http://aweebitskint.

  • Amatoria Clothing

    I think this is a problem. People complain when it’s cold, because they want to wear shorts and dresses. Now it’s warm, and people are complaining because they want to wear pants. True style is when you can put an outfit together in any type of weather. I am going to enjoy every second of warm weather we have left, because sooner than I would like, I will be freezing my toes off in open toed boots!

    • Leandra Medine

      I don’t think that eagerness actually has much to do with people actually wanting to wear open-toed shoes or pants. It might be a peripheral testament to our short attention spans but mostly, I think getting “bored” or “ready for the next thing” is just really easy in a highly visual, fast paced world (fahshunz)

      • Amatoria Clothing

        I hear ya, girl! I’ve been lusting after the Rag & Bone Fall Collection for months! But I think we should see this “purgatory” of sorts as a challenge. Sometimes constraints inspire creativity. It has inspired me to look like a chic homeless person on the daily. Good thing Grunge is back! ;) (who needs a hairbrush)

      • zoe_whip

        Being in Florida, it’s shorts, skirts and bathing suits all the time (freakin’ boring you ask me). I long for sweaters, jackets, boots, coats…the fabrics and colors are so much more exciting! Who wants to dress when every damn thing sticks to your back!

  • Katerina

    That vest in slide #2 is nothing I would ever wear, but must go find one exactly like it now!!

    fashionrealist.com

    • tallywacker

      you can get it at zara

  • Tinsku

    Neon yellow blouse with a Bermuda blue sweatshirt. On second thought, maybe sweatshirts during the summer is only applicable to those of us living in the Nordic countries…

  • http://www.fashionsnag.com/ Fashion Snag

    Slide 3 is pretty inspiring. I want to see your look inspired by that slide! Maybe I will try sequins with denim shorts tomorrow.

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • B.

    I totes did the pink suit denim button up but my suit was white, and my neck and wrists were heavily embellished. The tailored jacket and pant over the extra large denim button up i got from the salvation army was actually perfect. thank you, pink suit, for the (almost) fresh idea in this boring time!

    brittiish.blogspot.com

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    Aaaah the gorgeous people. And us…

    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/

  • monkeyshines

    absolutely inspiring!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • C. Pears

    If you truly are looking for requests- maybe do a post on some of your favorite fashions blogs/websites? [e.g. street style, fashion "news,"(if that exists), etc.]

  • CarolinaG

    I loved it!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

  • s

    to invest in a cape or to nonchalantly sling my jacket over my shoulders, praying it wont fall off , that is the question.

    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.com
    http://www.facebook.com/SpoonfulOfDiamonds

  • http://stylecurrent.blogspot.com Ashley Alan

    I spy a Who Wore It Best?

  • CDJ

    I wish each picture would include the temperature in the corner, and an explanation on why the people being photographed do not look sweaty. I could really use some pointers.

  • Guest

    I wish some of these outfits didn’t look so expensive! What about the broke fashion students – all of these women look fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but let’s be real! Wonderful photographs; Editorial worthy!

  • Alicia Hall

    I wish some of these outfits didn’t look so expensive! What about the broke fashion students – all of these women look fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but let’s be real! Wonderful photographs; Editorial worthy!

    http://www.ragandboner.com

  • Jen

    I quit smoking years ago but those cigarettes look kinda good..

  • http://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/ Newborn Fanatic

    Im seriously crushing on Lena Perminova!!

    https://newbornfanatic.wordpress.com/

  • http://www.girlinthelockerroom.com/ GirlintheLockerRoom

    What designer is that awesome plum and light blue plaid belted jacket on the woman with short white hair?

    • Leandra Medine

      That would be the finely aging Dries jacket I referenced!

  • Mary Gurl

    Guys, move to Michigan and we can all dress for fall today and dress for summer tomorrow. It’s a great location for those, like me, who are indecisive on what to wear on a daily basis. Hashtag don’t forget your parka.

  • Anna

    great looks, love that rouge suit!
    wujekbit

  • Eliana

    I love the pants in the first picture

    http://elianasenzio.blogspot.com/

  • natalie
  • http://wwww.minecraftchannel.net/ Minecraft

    I find the combination of the ideas you come up pretty good last post. There may be simple, but looks young and energetic.