The rain from Paris fashion week has shifted to New York, and we have plenty of French trench style to inspire us, thanks to Phil Oh. He captured the glitterati donning their best overcoats and stepping up the layering game. Coats over jackets over shirts over knits, anything goes. From avant-garde to menswear inspired, the outerwear staple of the season has never looked better.
View more Paris Fashion Week street style at Vogue.com.
Sometimes street style is more inspiring than the runways. I’m not talking about the ridiculous over the top, unattainable, would-never-wear-unless-you-were-on-your-way-to-a-fashion-show street style. I’m talking about the street style that you can wear running around the city, every day. The best source for this type of street style inspiration is from Collage Vintage. Here is a collection of my favorite London Fashion Week looks that don’t require any shopping, just a few simple styling tricks to elevate your wardrobe essentials.
Again, the runways are great for inspiration, but nothing is better than seeing how real women dress on the streets. There is plenty of drama on the street style scene, but my favorite looks are simple, understated and inspiring to wear on any given day, fashion week or not. Here are some of my favorites from Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue…
As if I need any more proof that a simple oversized striped shirt is a must-have closet necessity! This image from Paris Fashion Week further confirms my need. It pairs perfectly with formal skirts and heels! I’ve been on the hunt way before this post, but it’s no easy task. Finding a striped shirt that is perfectly oversized, but not too oversized, the correct length for layering under sweaters and over shorts, the correct fabric weight, not too light and not too heavy. I sound like the goldilocks of striped shirt shopping. Do you have a favorite striped shirt that I should try on?
Street style blogs are no longer an everyday read for me. I took them off the roster a while back because I grew tired of seeing the same trendy pieces and calculated looks on every site. Insert Kenzo lion sweatshirt / Isabel Marant sneakers here. But, thanks to the beautifully inspiring looks Wataru Bob Shimosoto captures and publishes on his site, An Unknown Quantity, my faith in the street style blog was renewed. Wataru manages to find truly stylish people in the sea of cookie cutters.
“I think everyone has different views and thoughts, because that is an unknown quantity. Just feel and love it by one’s own self. That is everything. I want to capture not only fashion, but also people’s humanities and personality.” Wataru’s words reflect what his images evoke, and I look forward to following him closely.