Looking artsy on your street style sometimes mean wearing novelty prints and looking like a “walking canvas” on brushstroke prints on your outfits. However, if you’re not a fan of those tricks, you may draw inspirations from street style stars that are well-respected in the field of fashion industry. The Art Director of the French multi-brand concept store Kabuki, Elina Halimi is a Parisian street style icon known for her creative and artistic looks perfect for an art director.
Elina describes her street style as bold, rock, and couture, but if you don’t have those kinds of style, you may get the art director’s street style by incorporating unique accessories that tickle your fancy. Going for a colorful pair of sandals, bag with quirky key chains, oversized belts, platform oxfords, red knee boots, fur shoes, colorful sneakers and such to pair with your typical casual outfits will create an artsy art director’s style without looking overdone on your street looks.
Wearing uniquely structured, unconventional, and architectural pieces to your looks can be great for an art-director-inspired style. Embellished sweater, embossed coats, and fringe capes can be great to show off your arty side. You may go for dresses with unusual pleats, cut-out tops, architectural skirts and even structured coats. According to Elina, she is a fan of silk and cashmere, but it always depends on what kind of style combination she wishes to create. “I believe that the most interesting outfits happen when we mix fabrics of the past with modern ones like neoprene,” she said. So like her, be creative mixing and matching your touch-enticing pieces like a pair of leather trousers, knitted sweater, suede vests, denim jeans and such to create an unexpected style.
Abstract and eccentric prints are Elina’s picks that can be seen on her street looks. An art director always knows how to look perfectly polished while looking trendy, art-inspired, and creative on his style. So like her, you may go for an abstract print cape to wear with your black skinny jeans, or a color blocked sweater to match with your leather trousers. Mixing prints can look fashion-forward too. Like Elina, you may go for a printed matching set outfit, novelty print dress, or even a striped sweater to create statement looks in an effortless way.
Elina is not afraid of color as she boldly wears an all-red outfit for a statement look, a green blazer with her neutral outfit for a pop of color, and even a pair of hot pink pants with gray coat to look lively and playful on her street style. Like her, go for hues that flatter your skin tone and express your mood.
As an art director, Elina knows when to look playful in her colorful outfit, and when to look chic in neutral pieces. When wearing neutrals head-to-toe, she keeps the interest going in her looks by opting for an interesting clutch, a pearl choker, a trendy belt, a quirky bag, a chic floppy hat and such. She also pays attention to the overall structure and silhouette of her outfit making sure it looks polished, coordinated, and structured.
Creating a casual-chic street style by teaming your chic pieces with casual tees, collared shirts, graphic tops and such can be great too. Elina is often spotted wearing those while keeping her street looks art-inspired and creative. Indeed, an art-director’s street style is one of the most stylish styles we can draw inspirations from as they are very well acquainted with the world of art and fashion.