Saturday, July 16, 2011

Inspiration: Street Style

Sorry that I have been a bit absentee lately, just super busy at work these days.  And now the boyfriend and I have a friend staying with us this weekend and I didn't bring my, I decided this calls for a quick inspiration post!  Don't worry though-be back with outfit photos tomorrow!

Working on a second "My Fashionable Friends" post got me thinking about what inspires me most.  It can be a number of things but I especially love to take inspiration from what is called "street style."  Street Style is a relatively new phenomenon thanks to the rate at which technology is progressing.  One of my favorite websites for street style inspiration is called Chictopia.  Here are some of my favorites:

These first 2 show how to pull of the monochromatic look by varying shades of the same color:
navy Topshop top - turquoise blue vintage skirt - brown Topshop sandals
lace-up leather Jeffrey Campbell boots - leather Nine West bag - floral silk vin
These next two confirmed my desire for the asymmetrical hem from last month's wishlist:
hot pink Hong Kong scarf - silver Alexander Wang bag - white Club Monaco top - b
olive green asos dress - dark brown free people wedges
I love the sparkly bustier peeking out and her over-sized clutch (not to mention the color combo):
camel Dulce Candy skirt - gold Bakers heels
Floral shorts? Check! Cute bow-turban? Check! Socks with peep-toes? Check!
The turquoise and orange combo is brilliant and check out how she changed the look from maxi dress to maxi skirt by tying her shirt:
Cynthia Vincent dress - Hammitt bag - BCBG blouse - f21 necklace
Always clad in vintage, she shows how to pull off the crop-top trend...with a high-waist skirt!
vintage hat - vintage blouse - vintage skirt
Not only is this photo gorgeous, she is really making me crave a fruit print and bright clutch:
heather gray madewell sweater - orange vintage skirt - brown Michael Kors sandal
These are just a few of my favorites from the many I have saved.  Beneath each photo is a link to the blog it came from-definitely check out the ones you like for more inspiration.  Also, stop by Chictopia so you too can browse street style photos, and hopefully you will find as much inspiration as I do!

Another fun website I recently stumbled upon is called Everybody Everywear.  It also showcases street style photos but this site focuses in on one trend per month and bloggers are able to upload their version of that trend-this past one was yellow.  What I like about this site is that is features real people (who look a little less like models than those you'll see on Chictopia).  I plan to submit a look of my own to this month's upcoming trend: thrift edition!  Woohoo since my entire wardrobe is thrifted/consignment-store finds!  I'll keep you posted!

Where do you gather your inspiration?  Let me know what is currently inspiring you in the comment section!!!

1 comment:

Eliza said...

I want that orange clutch! Orange is one of those colors that always makes me happy.


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