Street Style

Globetrotting street-style star and Nordstrom collaborator Olivia Palermo recently stepped out both in New York and on vacation in pieces from her Chelsea28 collection. Below we dissect her looks so that you can re-create them.

Olivia Palermo in Chelsea28

Shop our picks:

Joie Odelette silk shirt | Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 floral print long vest | IRO lambskin leather skinny pants

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Turns out, the shades that we hide behind when running errands without makeup or avoiding paparazzi (real or imagined) are still effective for standing out in a crowd. Case in point: Coachella. In that sea of youthful seraphim taking fashion risks, there were any number of startling new frames.

Beyond the basic cat eye or aviator, designs are getting increasingly playful. Glitter, patterns, sweeping angles, tinted lenses—all appear on the new styles. These aren’t simply utilitarian sun shields but rather statement pieces worn front and center, on your face.

Here are some of our favorite new ones, as seen on Coachella festivalgoers.

Concentric Cat Eye

Kiernan Shipka

Festival images by Kristin Yamada

Actress Kiernan Shipka slid on a pair of these frames, with circular lenses enveloped in a wiry cat eye. The interlocking geometric shapes create a striking outline, yet it doesn’t threaten to overpower the face.

Shop our picks:

MARC JACOBS 56mm cat eye sunglasses | Fendi 53mm sunglasses

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Easy Spring Street Style

Our sharp-shooting global trend reporters snapped these two adorable street-style spring looks. Then our editors picked similar Nordstrom styles to help you achieve them. All that’s left for you to do is to add shades and head to brunch.

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Coachella 2016 Street Style
Gimlet-eyed Kristin Yamada is busy snapping street-style starlets on the festival scene. Here are her photos to inspire your own rockin’ look and some wardrobe pieces to achieve the ensemble.

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Coachella 2016 Scene Snaps

Our global fashion reporter Kristin Yamada braved the heat, the fringe (it can hurt a person) and the body stickers to bring you shots of sunny fun on the festival scene.

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On the runways and FROWs of Fashion Week and in corporate offices around the world, sneakers are becoming acceptable footwear. These casualwear shoes have become more fashionable—and even outrageous—in recent years, and yet many still opt to sport the retro styles that put the brands on the street map decades ago. Whichever style they choose, tottering women are gratefully kicking off their heels to slide into a soft sole.

Preetma Singh in sneakers at Fashion Week

NYLON fashion director and street-style star Preetma Singh in a pair of tennies during Fashion Week shot by Crystal Nicodemus 

Here are some of the coolest, most inventive kicks around this spring, and the classic styles that inspired them.

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Feiyue Fe Lo classic and platform sneakers

Iconic: Feiyue. Fe Lo Classic sneaker | Inventive: Feiyue. Fe Lo Platform sneaker

This tennis shoe company was founded in Shanghai in the ’20s. Famed for its careful construction and flexible canvas, the shoe was prized by Shaolin monks and other martial artists for their agility. In 2006, Feiyue. was acquired by a French company, which continues to make these lightweight and durable sneaks but with some artful innovations.

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Dear Fashionista Reader,

We’re with you; although the site isn’t as splashy and image-filled as some, the email newsletters with their dishy trend and celeb features are spot on, and our lives are way better because of those crack reporters and their solid industry info. And yes, we did peep this week’s feature on rocking a tiara—so good!

_11771670Ashley Williams crystal tiara from SPACE, a shop for emerging and advanced designers

It’s possible that you may now be in the position of knowing how and when and where to place one of these bad boys on your head—if only you actually owned one. Well, dear reader, we’ve got our own tutorial right here, and it comes with a none-too-precious jeweled crown from SPACE designer Ashley Williams.

CLICK TO SEE HOW THIS LONDON DESIGNER DOES THE LOOK (AND HOW YOU CAN TOO)

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How to Wear Turtlenecks

On account of the modest neckline, cloaking capabilities and hickey-hiding potential, turtlenecks have a reputation as a conservative clothing choice. But as these street-style stars show, that dull distinction is unwarranted. Turtlenecks can be sexy and daring, and are easily introduced as a foundational piece in the edgiest outfits.

Turtleneck looks spotted at Fashion WeekMany famous folks sport turtlenecks—check out this Tumblr for hilarious proof. But forget Steve Jobs’ basic black top. Ignore Kim Kardashian’s rubber numbers. Whether plain or as a layer in a carefully constructed look, turtlenecks are this season’s transitional piece.

Fashion Week offered plenty evidence that this classic shirt is keeping it cool.

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Cool comfort is the key to surviving the summer festival season in style. And shoes are your foundational piece. After all, you’ll be on your feet for hours and hours, likely over several days. No matter the weather, no matter the crowds, you need to be able to dash between stages, dance to songs, stand in lines and look great.

Birkenstocks have long been a favorite shoe of concertgoers. But forget their jam band rap—not that getting down to the Dead is anything to condemn—Birkenstock wearers cross musical genres and fashion styles.

Birkenstocks for Festival Season

So that your dancing feet remain ready and your fashion credibility doesn’t appear fishy—or Phishy—we recruited Nordstrom Senior Stylist Jodi Taylor to offer some simple tips on wearing these comfy, cork-soled sandals.

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This article first appeared on our Men’s Shop blog

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If you’ve been searching for inspiration, you have it here: two ideas for how to wear a bomber jacket for spring. This light layer appeals equally to both men and women, so it seemed like the perfect topic for a cross-gender photo shoot using this cool couple.

All images were taken in our hometown of Seattle and feature models Sophia Phillips (also a stylist for us) and her special friend Jesse Brown, the muralist whose works are pictured as well. Photography is by art director Bobby Kelly. Major props go to senior stylist Jodi Taylor for putting together these outfits with commentary and links.

We should point out that Sophia’s bomber, seen above, is a men’s jacket. When it comes to bombers, “men’s” and “women’s” aren’t incredibly meaningful designations. Wear what looks right and call it good!

And keep Jodi’s words of wisdom in mind.

SHOP: rag & bone bomber (“Focus” bomber, seen on Jesse above, available in select stores) | Levi’s jeans | Bedwin & the Heartbreakers reversible bomber | Topshop crop top | Topshop jeans

–Andrew Matson

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