Street Style

New York Street Style shot by Kristin Yamada

We detected several trends on the streets of New York this summer. For one, loafers are back in a big way, especially the backless variety. High-waisted jeans, crop pants and wide-leg trousers are trumping shorts or dresses on the city’s stylish ladies. And—perhaps it’s no surprise—a palette of black and navy looks cool, even when the temps rise.

Global style reporter Kristin Yamada snapped photos of four enviable outfits around NYC this season. We’ve dissected them and selected similar styles that you can shop now. Because imitation is not only the highest form of flattery, but also an art.

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How to Wear Slipdresses

Its beauty is in its simplicity, how it is barely there but so noticeably lovely. A simple sheath that is retro and modern at once. But for all its spareness, a slipdress is not easy to pull off. It shows a lot of skin. It clings. It offers very little structure or support. Nevertheless, not since the ’90s has this dress silhouette been so prevalent and relevant.

Here are five ways that we’ve seen the dress worn successfully in recent months. Take them as an invitation to experiment with your own interpretation of this sexy summer staple.

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Music festival hair and makeup, Governors Ball 2016

One of our favorite things about makeup is its ability to empower both expression and experimentation. And one of the best places to see people expressing their personality and experimenting with their makeup is at a music festival. The looks out there run the gamut from wacky to out-and-out glam. You can get away with almost anything, and we love seeing it all.

Our super-shooter global street-style reporter, Kristin Yamada, just got back from the Governors Ball. Get inspired with some of our favorite beauty looks that she snapped at the festival this summer.

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This festival season, we were shoegazing even when the music wasn’t. In the process, we collected images of some of the coolest footwear from Coachella and Governors Ball. It’s a thing we like to do.

Click on a pair to shop these showstoppers or similar styles right now.

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Photos by Kristin Yamada

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Governors Ball Get the Look

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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There’s no doubt that the athleisure trend has peaked. Sometimes it’s difficult to determine whether a barre class has just let out or if the coterie of toned ladies in leggings and sweatshirts are simply fashionable friends leaving a brunch spot. What’s not to like about a look that favors elastic waistlines and stretchy fabrics? Especially for brunch.

That’s not to say that you can show up at your next dinner party in a tank top and drawstring shorts à la Richard Simmons. Here are some basic guidelines and street styles for working your workout clothes around town.

How to Style Activewear

Mesh and Sports Bras

Off-duty models embraced the activewear-anywhere ethos early on. Understandably, their packed schedules and frequent wardrobe changes favor these easy separates.

Mesh shirts and mesh insets on pants, jackets and tanks introduce an airy element in athleisure clothes that can be subtly—or not-so-subtly—revealing. Mesh shirts over a sports bra or an opaque triangle bra are sporty and sexy. With the rise of the cropped tops and midriff-baring styles in casual wear, sports bras as shirts are also popping up. Whether under a mesh layer or stand-alone, the style is overly daring for everyday errands but perfect for the club or a concert. Pair both with jeans to elevate the locker room look.

SHOP: mesh activewear | sports bras | Nike activewear 

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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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