The mind behind the Fashionata blog, Sofie Valkiers is a Belgium-based street style star known for her creative and chameleon looks featuring classic, colorful, bohemian, eclectic and modern style. Looking for inspiration to show off these styles on your street looks? Keep on reading to scoop her tricks.
Stick to neutral palette and streamlined pieces for a classic look.
Neutral shades of gray, black, white, cream, khaki, and camel are the most versatile shade you may go for a timeless look. Skip those sloppy, baggy, and distressed pieces that will take away the sophisticated vibe in you. Instead, go for sleek blazers, knitted turtleneck, pencil skirts, straight leg pants, and even white skinny jeans that will give you some polish. Like Sofie, you may wear your cream sweater with a pair of white skinny jeans and loafers that will create a good contrast in your outfit, at the same time sleek, crisp, and classy. Wearing classic stripes on your pants can be great as long as you keep your prints clean that can be matched with your feminine blouses and tops.
Splash in colorful clashing shades for a trendy look.
Whenever Sofie feels to look trendy, she resorts to great choices of colors that will look great for her skin complexion. If you feel challenged on what colors to wear with another, then, simply go for a color blocked dress that will do the trick for you. Going monochromatic in bright pink coat and pants can also be great as long as you keep your accessories muted and simple. If you’re wearing a neutral outfit, then simply spice it with a neon-colored boots like Sofie did, making her street style more intentional and trendy.
Go for creative prints and patterns for an artistic look.
Wearing prints and patterns on your outfit can be a means to convey your artistic personality. Like Sofie, go for novelty prints or graphic sceneries that look perfect in matching sets of blazer and pants. Go for abstract patterns for a geometric-inspired look, or simply resort to floral prints that will give you a feminine flair. Just accessorize your prints by going for the shades present in it with your shoes and bags to avoid looking overdone.
Resort to fringes or camel shades for a modern-boho look.
Are you a fan of bohemian fashion but don’t wish to look 70s inspired on your street style? Then skip those suede and flares and go for fringes that can still look modern at the same time bohemian. Like Sofie, go for a glamorous black dress with gold ornaments or even shiny sequins that will complement those fringe details on your hemline. If you’re not a fan of fringes, then go for bohemian accessories like a fedora hat, leather belt, and camel boots that can still be perfect to wear with any of your outfit. This way, you’ll be more creative in your street style without sticking to a single look.
Go for creative silhouettes and unexpected layers for an eclectic look.
Whether you’re a fan of boxy silhouette or a feminine one, it’s important to have a great sense of style when layering your outfits. Like Sofie, you may go for a sheer lace when wearing a slit skirt or a robe coat to give some hint of skin while looking demure at the same time. This way, you’ll be a style chameleon while staying true to your personal sense of style.