Fashion week is well under way, and as we take to London for the new season’s looks, we can’t help but imagine how these looks will soon be recreated on our streets. So, while we wait, we would love to know, what street style personality are you? From polished and preened to effortless chic, there’s a style to suit everyone. Take a look at these nine awesome trends and let us know which one you are!
This look is certainly not thrown together that’s for sure. It’s all about incorporating the latest trends, but the key is to make sure you are presented immaculately. This can definitely take a while to master. Don’t even think about throwing something together as the effortless look is out here. Colour coordination is in, complete with every fashion VIP’s most crucial accessory – simple black sunnies. Everything must be neat and ironed. No second hand clothes allowed. Don’t be afraid of asking for help with this one. It’s crucial that you stay up to date with the latest trends, so stock up on your favourite fashion magazines. Or you could go one step further and get expert advice from a stylist at Styled By marie claire.
The Effortless Look
Ironically, the effortless look takes a lot more effort than you’d think. To quote beyonce, the effortless look is all about “I woke up like this.” This means carefully dishevelled bed hair, understated clothing and having that vibe about you that you just don’t need to try hard. So what do you need to get this look? It’s definitely best to keep it simple, basics will become your best friend. It’s all about how you wear them that will give you the look you are aiming for. Try pairing a plain tee with your favourite worn in boots, a leather jacket, intentionally messy hair and minimal makeup. Maybe throw in a few rips in your tights for good measure, complete with some vintage jewellery.
The Alternative Look
This look is all about individualism. From bright hairstyles, to self customised clothing, and numerous tatts and piercings. The best rule of fashion is that there are no rules and you’re not one for fitting into the mould. The alternative look often means playing with extremes, from wearing daring 8 inch heels, to over the top accessorising. It’s all about the attitude – and your attitude says “Today I want green hair, tomorrow I might want to shave it all off.” Being able to express your individualism and change like a chameleon is what you thrive on. You follow the niche, lesser known designers and tend to stay away from mainstream trends.
The Vintage Lover
The vintage look is centred on bargain finds and retro jewellery. 90% of your wardrobe is handed down or second hand, and you’re an expert on scouring thrift stores. You don’t care about the latest trends, and you make and sew a lot of your own clothes. There’s a dreamy sense of nostalgia about you, and you love the idea of clothes that have a story to tell. Brand new does nothing for you. It’s finding that treasure no one has that keeps you going. So, any tips for rummaging around thrift shops? Make sure you try everything on, something that looked so-so stuffed on the rack, might look amazing on you. If you find something you love but it isn’t perfect, don’t immediately write it off. You can always sew on new buttons, or get it tailored to fit you properly.
For lovers of minimalist fashion, details and embellishments are your enemy. Black is often your best friend. It’s all about understated styles and clean lines. No patterns, no prints, no frills. No fuss. Just good, clean design. You may well be a minimalist if 99% of your wardrobe consists of black and white. You may be a minimalist if everything you own is plain, and you prefer form over fancy florals. This look is all about sleek designs, well-tailored pieces and block colours. At least you will never have to worry about nothing in your wardrobe matching!
The Boho Beauty
You’re a free spirit, whose jewellery represents reminders of the places you’ve travelled. You wear your hair wild and your clothes are full of colour and personality. You don’t care for trends or clashing prints. The more clashing the better in fact! Your prefer a canvas bag to a tote. You don’t remember where you got half your clothes, but they all have a story. You like loose, comfortable clothing with injections of colour, because you don’t want to be restricted by trends or skinny jeans.
The ladylike look consists of feminine forms, lots of chiffon and polished accessories. Everything is perfect and in pristine condition. Your favourite label is Chanel and you’re never seen wearing chipped nail polish. In terms of designers, you like the classic fashion houses. Saint Laurent, Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana all hold a special place in your heart. You don’t do costume jewellery.
If you’re style fits into the tomboy category, it means you like your clothing relaxed, and slightly androgynous at times. Your staple wardrobe piece is your favourite pair of boyfriend cut jeans, you live in flats and brogues and you love a good tailored jacket. You feel your most comfortable in casual clothes, and can’t resist a pair of cigarette pants, or a crisp white collared shirt.
The Eccentric Dresser
If there’s one thing the eccentric dresser loves, it’s to experiment. They put the fun in fashion and aren’t afraid to try a multitude of looks in one single outfit. They love a good accessory, from cat ears, to pom poms, and black is rarely seen on these street style types. Subtle isn’t something an eccentric dresser understands. The more of a statement they make, the more normal they feel, and they are certainly not one for blending in with the crowd.
So which street style personality are you? Let us know and leave your comments below.