9 Things Street Style Stars Know That You Don't

September 18, 2013 by Tracey Wallace
shefinds | Style
Style Doesn't Have To Be Expensive Besides the fact that everything in this post is less than $50 (swear!), you could easily recreate that skirt from a picnic table cloth given the proper sewing machine and enough material to account for any beginner's mistakes. The point here is that fashion, especially good fashion, doesn't have to be expensive, despite what Fashion Week-goers would have you believe, and that the most photographed street style ladies aren't the ones in haute couture - they're the ones that spend so little on clothing that they have so many options when they open their closet. Case in point: you can recreate this look for a sum total of $7.99, right here. [Photo: Jazzabelle's Diary]

Opposites Attract The women you see in street style posts are rarely ever the ones who take the safe route when it comes to what they wear every day. Sure, sometimes the looks can edge on absurd, but mostly, they just inspire other people to get a little braver with their outfits. The takeaway tip here: see those two pieces in your closet that absolutely, definitely, not-at-all go together? Yeah, pair those. Or try out her look for yourself with this Wildfox skeleton tee (127.99). [Photo: Be Frassy]

Go For Traditional But we're not talking your basic jeans and t-shirt. Classic cuts and silhouettes that scream Chanel or some old Hollywood starlet a la Audrey Hepburn are a good bet for landing you a photo on a top street style blog. Check out this classic Chanel suit ($2925) that is sure to afford you a photo-op. Heck, or at least a promotion! [Photo: Lee Oliveria]

Make A Serious Statement Art and fashion have had a longstanding relationship and what you wear on the daily should definitely not not be art. In the same way that you stare at a Warhol painting and wonder why you even like it to begin with, so too should street style photogs feel about the statements your clothes give off. Try out this Kenzo illuminati-esque sweater ($729) as your first fashion as art piece. [Photo: Lee Oliveira]

Comfort Is An Option This must be true, otherwise Leandra Medine wouldn't have a career. The key to dressing comfortably and still getting yourself a street style post is all in the accessories. The bolder the accessories, the more toned down your overall outfit needs to be. Want to wear a t-shirt? Add a statement necklace. Feel like wearing those PJ pants to work? Add a statement necklace. (OK, so statement necklaces are really the answer!) Try this Deepra Gurnani antiquated statement necklace ($310) for starters. [Photo: The Brunette One]

Be A Little Quirky...And Cute Individuality is a pretty big deal when it comes to street style. I mean, if you can't stand out in a crowd, how will you stand out in front of a lens? Here, let your freak-err-quirky flag fly with patterns you've been dying to wear since you were 5. Check out this kitten-print sweater from Aloha from Deer ($69). [Photo: Lee Oliveira]

Betray The Heel Just do it. Seriously, just give up on it. Stop giving in to the height fascination and watch as your blister-less feet start to get you major street style cred. How's the weather down there, they ask? Well, it's pretty fabulous. Birkenstocks ($87.97) are back. Yep. Seriously. [Photo: Lella Victoria]

Don't Think Too Hard In the end, go with what you know and remember that the simpler, the better. Timeless pieces like nude silk shirts with black trousers and really awesome heels will always make you stand out, if only because for some reason no one does this anymore. Load up on staple heels like these Giuseppe Zanotti gold pumps ($650). [Photo: A House in the Hills]

Or Just Don't Think At All And if you're ever in doubt or seriously desperate, just remember that whatever tops the list as the most questionable look of the past decade is sure to come back around sometime soon. Be the first to wear it and your photo will make Internet fashion history. #YOLO Good ol' Cher-inspired grunge is back, and this WildFox "As If" tee ($210) is the perfect way to join in. [Photo: Lee Oliveira]


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