The Best Street Style Pics Of 2014

There's just something about being in bed with a pounding headache that makes you think, "Hey, I'd love to scroll through some beautiful, well-lit photos of fancy outfits as a reminder that someday I, too, will put on pants." To that end, we spent the last hours of 2014 going through a mountain of street style shots to scour the best, brightest, most life-affirming ensembles of the year — from the streets of New York to London Fashion Week, from music festivals to craft fairs, our beloved photographers have been a lot of places this year. Take a look at the inspired fashion perspectives they found, and see if you don't just find yourself ready to face 2015 (and pants) with renewed gusto.

Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
“U look great beb.”

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
The silhouette of this tiered, print-mixed outfit is spectacular.

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
This dress is sheer genius — Amber Venz Box, president and cofounder of RewardStyle.com, makes retro look fresh.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Now those are some crocs!

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca
We love the hair paired with glowing skin and a gorgeous pink lip. Wake us up in a minute, because we also feel faint over the sunnies and the ear clip.

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
Glamour's Nikki Ogunnaike outshines Veuve Clicquot for best use of orange.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Mix your evening wear with your sneakers. Just do it.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Don’t feel restricted by the typical definition of “pants.”

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Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile.
Marthu Bisso bikes in style in a Maison Martin Margiela sweater and top, Zara skirt, Kate Spade purse, and Reebok shoes. Mind you, this is just a normal Saturday, not Fashion Week.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Bright red lips and sunnies look best when paired with darker, subdued colors.

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
Who knew that one day we'd be eyeing Birkenstocks, fishnet, and a borrowed oxford with such jealousy?

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
Taylor Tomasi Hill’s Junya jeans are weird in the best of ways.

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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet
Penelope Berger caught our eye (and inspired a month-long obsession with googling peony-print coats) with this vintage ensemble on the NYC subway.

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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
She’s staring into our souls.

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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
Angel Chen's structural outfit is exactly the type of creativity we expect from a Parsons student.

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Photographed by Mark Iantosca.
Akua Carson (backup singer for Solange!) wears a Zara sweatshirt and a Theory romper.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
An off-the-shoulder look that's off-kilter, all killer.

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Photographed by Victoria adamson
Don’t be afraid to go oversized with your outerwear and your skirt.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Awning stripes on a pajama set look great when matched with a '70s-approach to beauty.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Belted ponchos are your new fall layering solution.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
Want to actually be able to get around in a fancy gown? Creepers are your friend.

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Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile
Here's how you do head-to-toe Giorgio Armani (plus Ray-Bans).

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Photographed by Victoria adamson.
Overalls are the opposite of frumpy when they're made from black leather and paired with studded heels.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
An oversized T-shirt and statement accessories make for the easiest weekend outfit.

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Photographed by Anna-Alexia Basile
Olya Dzilikhova knows downtown style like the back of her hand, and supports your decision to stay in lounge pants.

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Photographed by Angela Pham.
That stripe of mesh won't easily be forgotten.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
A tiered fringe dress that's part bohemian, part ballgown.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson.
A pretty, short dress calls for something more rugged over it, like this oversized jean jacket.

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Photographed by Victoria Adamson
Sometimes, a statement coat is all you need.

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