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Here's the thing about street style: For all the inspiration it serves and the little styling ideas it gives rise to, it's a fantasy — or at least 99.99% of it is. Because of borrowed pre-season clothing and car services that make it possible for people to wear shoes they can't actually walk in (or forgo tights or coats, ...
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Bermuda, come on pretty mama. Shiona Turini (@shionat) puts her best sartorial foot forward, even on vacation. (Said foot is clad in Balenciaga.)
Carmen Hamilton of @chroniclesofher_ cashes in those fringe benefits with her wraparound skirt. We're inspired to upgrade our denim for the hundredth time this spring.
It's not officially the weekend until you slip on a special party dress. And, Ester Bellon of @armarioenruinas has her bases covered with an elegant, layered-back number for all the festivities ahead.
It may only be Monday, but Sara Donaldson of @harperandharley has us dreaming of the weekend with her off-the-shoulder tunic and flared denim. Seriously, can we fast-forward to Friday?
Ain't no party like a Susie Lau (susiebubble) garden party, because a Susie Lau garden party has the coolest printed dress of the season.
If you’re never fully dressed without a smile, then Frédérique Tietcheu of @igobyfrankie is dressed to the nines and then some in her 70’s throwback dress and killer shoe/sock combo.
Want to look great on a white dock? Just ask Yuwei Zhangzou (@yuyufashionbook). She’ll probably tell you to throw on an easy tee dress and some tie-front platforms. The effortless couch lean is optional.
Is it Friday yet? We can’t wait to copy Geri Hirsch (@gerihirsch) and show some peek-a-boo leg under a sheer maxi skirt this weekend.
We’re pretty sure iced coffee tastes better when elegantly sipped next to a graffitied wall while wearing all white. And even if it doesn’t taste better, you’ll look exceptionally chic. Just ask Ria Michelle (@riamichelle) who did just that in a Missguided dress and Chucks.
Exhibit A of how to wear distressed denim— do it like Margaret Zhang (@margaret_zhang) does it with a belted jacket and boots. Bonus points for fierce sunnies and a popped hip.
Leaning on a beautiful lamp post with a head tilt and a hand on the hip usually looks pretty cool, but Rebecca Laurey from @raspberrynrouge takes it to another level in a stunning patterned dress and white kicks.
Shiona Turini (@shionat) isn’t one to give shade (trust, she’s really nice) but she does look good blocking the sun out of her eyes. In a Dior maxi with a asymmetrical hem and white pumps, this fashion it girl demonstrates the power of a dress that packs a major punch.
The LBD isn’t going anywhere. Christina Brown of @lovebrownsugar serves a major hand-on-hip moment in a Boohoo x Nadia Aboulhosn dress and some great red wedges.
Minimal heels look great with a patterned pencil skirt. Nicole Warne of @garypeppergirl wears her Carolina Herrera pair with a gingham skirt from Altuzarra and a barely-there crop top.
Diana Ciobanu of @goldendiamonds looks perfectly ladylike in her classic jacket and pumps on the cobblestone streets of Barcelona. We usually stick to sneakers when romping around on vacation but Ciobanu proves that it’s fine to dress up.
Margaret Zhang (@margaret_zhang) looks back at summer and steps forward into fall in a midi skirt and a Celeste Tesoriero top. You do you, boo.
Krystal Bick (@krystal_bick), we like that bougainvillea bush but we love your out-there striped ensemble. Take note, matching separates are always a good idea.
We can only guess that Anna Rike (@annarike) was checking her Instagram notifications when this shot was taken. This blogger is ready for work and play in her printed shirt dress and snow white sneaks.
Eleonora Carisi of @eleonoracarisi shows us how it's done in badass boots and a killer biker jacket: talk about a lethal combination.
Cassandra De La Vega of @Cassandradelav shows us how to fall back in love with a good moto jacket, just in time for the season.
Kristina Bazan of @kristina_bazan makes her bright blue boots pop by opting for a minimal all black, all leather uniform.
Anouska Proetta Brandon, a.k.a @anouskapb, expertly demonstrates that simple is usually better. With a bright patterned top, there’s no need for over-accessorizing.
Fall style doesn’t have to mean covering up. Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat) proves the value of mixing black overalls with a short sleeve and a neckerchief for the seasonal change.
Leandra Medine (@manrepeller) isn’t here to follow your fashion rules. We can’t think of anyone who could rock a long-sleeve cardigan (buttoned all the way up!) in the summer better than the Man Repeller herself.
Linda Tol (@lindatol_) show us how to transform your average white-tee-and-jeans look. Just add a full-length dress in a bold hue, out-of-the-box texture, or quirky silhouette (or in this case, all three).
On days where you just can't bear to not go bare-legged, make up for a lack of coverage like Erica Choi (@eggcanvas) with an extra-warm blanket coat and some chunky platforms.
Kyrzayda's (@kyrzayda_) lace dress over pants is very Simone Rocha spring 2016, and we love it. What better way to add an extra layer to your look?
Leandra (@manrepeller) proves you can bathrobe out of the house. Paired over some floral trousers and underneath an embellished jacket, this at-home staple suddenly gets a new life.
Mixing unexpected patterns can feel tricky, but Anna Fasano (@annarfasano) makes even the most dizzying of combinations work by choosing a blue-grey color palette.
Eva Geraldine Fontanell (evageraldine) instantly revives your favorite shirtdress with a furry vest (and makes it much warmer).
Zara has been stealthily defining the fast-fashion retail model since the first store opened in A Coruña, Spain in 1975 (even though it doesn't identify as a fast-fashion purveyor; Zara brass much prefers the term "accurate" to "fast," FYI). There may be scads of labels scrambling to keep apace with the retailing empire ...
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