Whether as a hashtag on Instagram or in articles about the latest fashion trends – we come across the word street style again and again. But what exactly is behind the term – what does street style mean and how do you create it? We'll show you!
When you talk about street style, it's about the style that is worn on the street – actually really simple. A special focus is of course on the trendsetters of our time. Influencers, models or other famous personalities who can either be photographed for social media or show off their styling at events such as the Fashion Weeks in Paris, Milan or New York.
Street style: that's behind the look
Although these people naturally all have different tastes, the street style outfits are always related to current trends. And that is exactly the art. Street style is not about one person copying the look of the other in order to be able to call it street style. Rather, you need the courage to combine current trends with your own personality and create a very individual touch. And of course that doesn't only apply to stars and starlets, but also to every other fashion enthusiast. A look at the outfits of others is just a perfect source of inspiration for your own street style.
This is what defines street style
As already explained, street style is about the look that is worn on the street, especially in everyday life. So it's no wonder that the style is often characterized by decidedly casual outfits. Timeless basics are usually combined with real eye-catchers, style inconsistencies are created with various materials or expensive designer items are combined with clothing from popular fashion brands such as H&M, Zara and Co. We'll show you which pieces you should definitely have in your closet to create cool outfits every day.
Street style tips: These basics are essential
# 1 blazer: A well-fitting blazer is the perfect basis for many looks. Whether sporty with cycling shorts, business-like as a power suit in combination with suit trousers or casual chic with blue jeans – with one and the same blazer you can put together completely different outfits in a few minutes.
If you like things a little cooler overall, a model with an oversized cut or a long blazer is ideal.
You can get this model at H&M for just 24.99 euros:
# 2 sweatpants: Previously frowned upon, sweatpants have become real fashion all-rounders at the latest due to the corona crisis. It is not only used on the couch, but also as a basis for cool street style looks.
Whether with an oversized coat with sneakers or with a cool shirt, blazer and boots – feel free to experiment!
These sweatpants in the trendy color greige are available for around 14.99 euros at H&M:
# 3 different basics: Having a wardrobe full of eye-catching items sounds cool at first, but does not bring you much in the long term. Trends change, the basics remain.
Therefore, your closet should rather consist of several basics that can be easily combined, such as shirts, jeans or sweaters, which you can then upgrade with a few trendy items.
This t-shirt is a basic, but thanks to the beautiful slogan you make a statement with it. We found it at H&M for around 14.99 euros.
# 4 statement parts: Let's move from the basics to the said statement parts. They should be selected carefully so that they can also be combined in many ways.
A designer handbag, a striking jacket, a top with a fancy cut. These pieces bring the uniqueness to your street style.
This satin skirt by H&M for around 99 euros, for example, is something very special:
# 5 accessories: It's the little things that make the look. Therefore, your outfit should always have the right accessories. They round off every outfit and again ensure an individual style.
You can create original looks, especially with belts, hats or jewelry. But scarves or sunglasses can also really make a difference!