To effectively attract the attention of a photographer, a good street-style subject knows to toe the line between crazy and wearable. So while head-to-toe red will work, a giant tutu paired with black ten-inch platforms will not (guy outside of Marc by Marc Jacobs, we’re looking at you). This week may seem like it’s only about who can show off the most designer goods in one look, but it’s also filled with inspirational outfits and styling tricks worth testing out at home. Take, for example, Oxana Ong’s grunge-redux outfit consisting of a sweatshirt layered under a parka and finished off with a casually tied flannel — you’re likely to have all of these pieces in your closet already. Or look to Aimee Song for cues on how to wear floral prints even when the weather outside is dreary and grey. Click ahead to see how to recreate these looks and more, without having to dish out for that limited-edition tri-color Hermès Kelly.
Aimee Song, Fashion Blogger at Song of Style
Don’t save traditional spring pieces like head-to-toe florals and a sunshine yellow coat for when the weather warms up. They can be worn even when it’s a blizzard outside by simply grounding the look with heavier footwear, like these studded black boots. ———- D&G yellow coat, $590 at Yoox; Karen Millen Iris print peplum top, $170 at Karen Millen locations (available next week); Karen Millen Iris print jeans, $110 at Karen Millen locations; Sirius stud boot, $262 at Nasty Gal; Rebecca Minkoff The Mini Box bag, $395 at Rebecca Minkoff; USA Production Vintage fish brooch, $196.33 at Farfetch; Michael Kors pave concave ring, $125 at Bloomingdale’s; ASOS pack of three jewel scatter bracelets, $35.08 at ASOS; American Apparel unisex cuffed acrylic lined beanie, $20 at American Apparel.
Oxana Ong, Fashion Editor at Glamour Russia
Grunge-inspired pieces were a big runway trend for this spring, but why not test it out early? Loop a boyfriend flannel around your waist and add a little humor in the form of a sparkly novelty sweatshirt. ———- Woolrich arctic down parka, $1,057 at My Theresa; French Connection lovebird sweatshirt, $118 at French Connection; Uniqlo men’s flannel check long sleeve shirt, $19.90 at Uniqlo; Miss Selfridge blue snow wash jean, $68 at Miss Selfridge; Topshop Prejudice hi leg boots, $150 at Topshop; Forever 21 retro baseball cap, $5.80 at Forever 21; Chain link necklace, $22.99 at Need Supply Co.; Cole Haan metal classic aviators, $98 at Cole Haan; Ted Baker London cross body bag, $180 at Nordstrom.
Noor Al-Sabah, Fashion Director of AlOthman
Aside from an all-black look, monochromatic outfits can be daunting for most people. When it’s an elegant color like bright crimson, it’s statement-making but still chic, thanks to the addition of an armful of bangles. ———- Joie reversible fur vest, $628 at Barneys; Mango crepe blouse, $44.99 at Mango; Reiss Daria wide leg trousers, $240 at Bloomingdale’s; kate spade Romeo & Juliet book clutch, $325 at kate spade; Kenneth Jay Lane crystal box cuff, $363 at Shopbop; Jones New York rhinestone bangle, $29 at Jones New York; Bauble Bar green Kempner bracelet, $28 at Bauble Bar; Forever 21 lacquered jaguar bracelet, $12.80 at Forever 21.
Nasiba Adilova, Fashion Blogger at Sweet Disposition
Contrasting citrus brights paired with leopard sounds like an over-the-top mix, but consider the animal print a neutral, and add a pair of jeans to make it casual, not contrived. ———- Jonathan Saunders Langly polka-dot cotton and silk-blend coat, $625.07 at The Outnet; Alice + Olivia Caprina leopard-print top, $187 at Neiman Marcus; Mother The Slacker Crazy Sweet bell flared jeans, $115 at Stylebop; Kamlikulture Zelda D’Orsay, $99 at Zappos; Illesteva Leonard round-frame acetate sunglasses, $260 at Net-a-Porter; Fendi 2Jours Vitello Elite tote bag, $2,260 at Neiman Marcus; Topshop shield armour ring, $12.50 at Topshop; Avant Garde Paris Damier ring, $71 at Shopbop.