4 Keys to a Modern Street Style

Runway shows and editorial looks on magazines may be inspiring, but street style is more realistic and wearable. Street style refers to what everyday people are wearing “on the streets,” and thus reflects general trends that can make your style more fashionable. However, what works well for other women might not be a good fit for you, so always opt for ones that suit your body type or lifestyle. With our 4 keys, you’ll unlock the modern street style looks for you.

Keep it simple and relaxed.

gray dress with color blocked bomber jacket leather trousers with classic gray coat white crop top with leather jacket and skirt

When it comes down to it, the street style looks that are easiest to replicate as they’re simple and relaxed. The key to making this look work for you is to having clothes that fit well. However, anything too oversized, too tight, or too short will immediately make the look less put-together though some women manage to pull off those tricky trends. Like fashion blogger Jenny Tsang, balance your loose bohemian top with a pair of skinny trousers and edgy shoes.

Play with color.

chic button down shirt with pink metallic pants

leather jacket with coated jeans and pink pumpsred bomber jacket with pleated skirt

Injecting color into your wardrobe is an easy way to add style. Street style stars in the past have done brightly colored suits, tonal looks, and color blocking. However, if you’re not a fan of colorful outfits, think of adding a statement piece with a bold color, and wear other neutral clothing with it. Like fashion blogger Masha Sedgwick, update your basic outfit with a striped top and pleated skirt with a red bomber jacket that looks edgy with a pair of masculine shoes.

Be eccentric with patterns and prints.

pink plaid shorts with gray top and navy blazer tribal print body con dress with nude sandals sporty chic outfit

Graphic patterns pop up frequently on the street style circuit, and black and white is a perennial classic. Think of a graphic print bomber jacket in a white and black combination to keep your style modern at the same time casual. Also, you can mix different patterns together but, wear them in the same color family or wear two pieces with differently sized patterns to keep it polished. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may even opt for a colorful dress with abstract patterns to make your street style creative at the same time feminine.

Add some flair to your street looks with creative embellishments.

novelty embellished shirt with distressed shorts and chic pumps embellished pencil skirt with striped top white embellished tee with high waist skirt

There’s no denying that creative embellishment is a hallmark of a modern street style. While this outfit is not necessarily one for the everyday, choosing pieces that have some sort of embellishment on them such as lace, embroidery, patches, sequins or even feathers is an automatic style upgrade. Like fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, update your basic white tee with embellished accents on your neckline, making it more creative while keeping your style relaxed. Indeed, a modern street style is all about dressing yourself in your own unique way while keeping it trend inspired.

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