Street style has become just as major as the runway shows as it’s a creative means of expressing your personality through your go-to outfits. Mind behind the Dillon Dot blog, Jaime Ridge is a stylist and creative director known for her modern street looks. Recently titled “the emerging street style star you need to know right now” by Allure media, Jaime’s work continues to inspire and proves that style is a lifestyle rather than a trend. If you wish to make your street style modern yet laidback, keep on reading to scoop some tricks from her.
Keep your chic ensembles streamlined and structured.
Modern style is characterized by sharp tailoring, clean lines, architectural silhouettes, and minimal details. If you wish for a dressy look, avoid looking girly with ruffles, frills, and bows and instead opt for architectural silhouettes that will give you a feminine yet modern look. A little black dress may be timeless, but you can also go for a structural slit dress that will look classy and elegant on formal affairs. If you’re a fan of intricate details, go for a plain colored dress with cut-out details that will add some creative and modern vibe to your looks like Jaime wore.
A sporty-chic look can give you some modern and effortless feel while keeping everything streamlined and polished. Like Jaime, think of trading your lace up gladiators with a pair of white sneakers that will look cool with a breezy summer dress. Or, make your breezy cool outfit chic with a pair of modern sandals that will dress up your looks instantly. Also, think of novel ways of wearing things such as wearing your dress as a skirt teamed with a button-down shirt and tuxedo blazer that will look modern with a pair of sneakers like Jaime wore.
Add some effortless yet polished vibe to your casual jeans with blazers, jackets, and coats.
If you’re a fan of casual jeans, make them look street style ready with a structured blazer, a modern coat, or a biker jacket. Like Jaime, you can make your casual jeans polished with a structured blazer and button-down shirt, making it perfect for casual Fridays in the office. Or, make your weekend looks more effortless by topping your favorite shirt and jeans combo with a biker jacket like Jaime wore.
Make your street looks unexpectedly edgy.
Though wearing leather ensembles may be the easiest trick to add some edge to your street looks, add some unexpected touch with skinny scarves, tuxedo blazers, slip dresses, oxfords and such. Like Jaime, you may go for a military-inspired top and skirt that will look chic yet edgy over camo jackets and army jumpsuits. Or, add some edge to your modern classic outfit of striped blouse and straight-leg pants with a skinny scarf like Jaime wore. By heeding these tricks from Jaime, you’ll make your street style modern while keeping everything effortless and chic.