STYLE FROM THE PAVEMENTS OF THE WORLD

 

Where do you get your fashion inspiration? It's never just going to be from one source is it? We're collectors, collaborators, magpies, picking up shiny scraps of inspiration from all over, everywhere. There's no shortage of advertising bombarding us, endless rails and racks of colours and cuts and prints tempting us. New releases and latest seasons and catwalk news to fill us and style overdose us. Whew! But, we don't have to be slaves only to the glossy page; there is a simpler fashion world out there. Starting on the pavement, rubbing shoulders with us already. Let's look a little closer and turn casual glances into discerning eyes. Let's start appreciating the beautiful, un-airbrushed, everyday fashions that surround us, and taking our inspiration from the style on the streets. 

The edge of fashion really isn’t always a million miles away, being dreamt up in a design house. There is a more organic influence on fashion that is growing from a more everyday ethos. For instance, how often have you seen something completely outlandish on an art student, Goth kid, 80s throwback only to have it show up a few seasons later on the high street? More often than not it’s where the bravest trends start out, before being diluted into mainstream appetites. With people willing to take a risk and try something completely new. Of course your local high street is going to have its limitations for street style spotting. Luckily the internet is swimming with sites and blogs dedicated to doing the spotting for you, ranging from the cutting edge to the weird and wondrous. It’s also a great peek into other cultures and fashion going on in other parts of the world. The cheapest way to keep up to date with the latest from New York, Berlin, Tokyo, and the rest of the world’s wardrobe.

Here's a few we've been loving and forming somewhat of an addiction to this week. So get out to the streets and start scrolling...


The Sartorialist…

created by American blogger and fashion photographer, this daily log captures everyday, but exceptional style from the streets. Beautifully photographed.

www.thesartorialist.com


Mister Mort…

Mister Mort's street styles are inventive and humorous, he captures not just clothes but personality. With more of an eye for menswear, he's a maestro of the detail.

www.mistermort.com


Advanced Style…

This is our favourite right now, a blog to remind everyone that age is certainly no obstacle to good fashion. This site is the coolest, filled up with some very classy and stylish ladies.

www.advancedstyle.blogspot.co.uk


Facehunter…

for more of a global taste.

www.facehunter.org


StreetPeeper…

updates that are catalogued into trends and locations as well as designer categories.

www.streetpeeper.com


Tokyo Faces…

check out this creative site for street fashion Shibuya style. With focus on accessories and the best of stylish details.

www.tokyofaces.com


Stylescout…

for something more local this site is full of fashion tip bits and endlessly enthralling arrangements of London street fashion.

www.stylescout.blogspot.co.uk


Having a few regular street fashion sites that you check in on is one of the best ways to keep your finger on the fashion pulse. Often it’s where the latest in trend is being displayed, experimented with. And for everyday inspiration; there’s no better way. Seeing the streets from someone else’s eyes is only going to open your own all the more. It doesn’t hurt that many of these bloggers and street style connoisseurs have a history in the commercial fashion world and a clever creative eye. Many of these snaps of styles are beautiful photographs in their own right. Even if your not mad for the fad, as a people watching exercise it’s really quite absorbing. So don’t just stop at the borders of the internet of course. Start having a closer look at what’s been worn around you and become a style spotter in your own right.