What to wear: be inspired by the coolest street style stars and get the AW16 look
Words Joy Montgomery
They’re the golden goddesses of the fashion paparazzi’s lens who grace the pavements of Paris, London, New York and Milan every season. Bloggers, fashion editors, press gurus and It-girls – street style stars are the royalty of fashion week, and by god do they know how to style an outfit.
In need of some style inspiration? Look no further…
LOOK 1: FAUX FUR GETS FANCY
Faux fur is an easiest (and warmest) way to make a statement this winter, and this street style star has kept things elegant by pairing with on-trend khaki and a ladylike handbag. Culottes are the perfect way to elongate legs when worn with heeled ankle boots – just ensure a flash of ankle – and look chic when paired with Shrimps’ colour pop coat and a masculine Daniel Wellington time-keeper.
From top left: T By Alexander Wang High Waisted Culottes, £300, harrods.com / Shrimps Agnes Coat, £595, shrimps.co.uk / Wallis Black Patchwork Ankle Boot, £45, wallis.co.uk / Daniel Wellington Cornwall Watch, £199, danielwellington.com / Kate Spade New York Cameron Street Lane Across Body Bag, £205, katespade.co.uk
LOOK 2: ROCK N’ ROLL RAINBOW KNITS
Gucci’s striped cashmere jumper won the hearts of the fashion crowd this season with its vibrant hues and a little bit of Alessandro Michele geek chic appeal. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to Gucci then Madeleine Thompson’s striped cashmere knit is a serous doppleganger. Simply pair with straight leg jeans and a vinyl mac for Pandora Sykes-inspired nonchalance.
From top left: Madeleine Thompson Multi Coloured Cashmere Jumper, £305, trouva.com / LaModa Black Fishnet Socks, £5.99, lamoda.co.uk / Office Destiny Trim Loafers, £68, office.co.uk / Smythson Albemarle Small Leather Bucket Bag, £695, selfridges.com / MM6 Maison Margiela Cropped Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, £222, net-a-porter.com / Charlotte Simone Mac Daddy Coat, £575, charlottesimone.com
LOOK 3: BLOGGERS IN BROCADE
What would our winter wardrobes be without a polo neck? Layered under dresses, tucked into high-waisted flares or, as this look shows, paired with a metallic midi, there is nothing this hero knit can’t do. We love the rich brocade fabric of this molten gold skirt, which avoids any 18th century connotations through the clever addition of vinyl boots, (clearly there’s a theme here…) fire engine red clutch and hangover-hiding sunnies.
From top left: Diane von Furstenberg Sutton Ribbed Turtleneck, £191, uk.dvf.com / Valentino Lock Stud Medium Shoulder Bag, £1,395, selfridges.com / Rayban Erika Classic, £107, ray-ban.com / Public Desire Chloe Perspex Heeled Ankle Boots, £39.99, publicdesire.com / Oscar de la Renta Pleated Metallic Brocade Skirt, £1,500, net-a-porter.com