Street style as we know it today basically started with Bill Cunningham in the 70s. The famous street photographer’s column, On the Street, saw Cunningham take photos of well dressed women in candid situations, essentially marking the advent of the medium. Decades later, photographers and bloggers like Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist changed the game again, publishing their photos to websites and essentially coining the term ‘street style’.
The rest was history. Smartphones and Instagram changed everything, making anyone with internet connection into a wannabe street style star. But even today, when anyone can click and post, there are experts in the field. Whether they be fashion editors or professional influencers, a proper street style star knows what works — and what will get them noticed. Below, we’ve rounded up the failsafe looks that every street style star turns to when in doubt.
The sequined slip skirt
A failsafe item that will always attract attention, the sequined slip is a statement take on one of our most-loved basics.
A pastel power suit
A go-to for editors, the classic power suit gains serious street cred when dipped in a sorbet hue.
Apart from looking effortlessly chic, wearing just one colour will instantly make you stand out from the crowd.
Shirts under dresses
A throwback trend that counts the street set as big fans, a simple long sleeved shirt can dress-down even the fanciest of gowns.
Whether it be pairing bike shorts with a blazer or just playing around with lengths, switching up your silhouette is an instant win.
A staple styling trick for street style stars, a clashing print is guaranteed to add a little bit of 'fashion' to any outfit.
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