Six top street style photogs share their knowledge of what makes an ensemble blog worthy.
The infamous Mr. Newton‘s favorite subjects are the eclectic crowds that flock to summer music festivals, but he still enjoys catching a budding fashionista or fashion industry insider doing her thing.
Bundling up doesn’t mean you have to look like the Michelin Man. Take a lesson from this cutie I snapped in Paris who had the art of flirty, fun layering down to a science. Try pairing warm thigh high tights over a sexy pair of stockings for a little peek-a-boo action and adding some bright colored gloves to finish it off.
Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds says, the key to chic winter style is in layering, echoing Mr. Newton’s ideology.
…Her cape is self-made and works with the silhouette of her knit top and denim shirt. When it comes to winter layering, experiment with different shapes to create something that feels pulled-together.
Maya Villager of TurnedOut.tv gravitates toward people comfortable in their own skin, with “a quiet confidence about themselves.” (Refinery29) She believes winter is about mixing it up, pairing cozy, chunky knit textures with bold prints keeps it fresh and “casual but quite chic.”
Vanessa Jackman also finds confidence and a smile ravishing. And she loves a good hat. For fashion, and for function: “perfect for those days when your hair just doesn’t behave!” (Refinery29)
Of this woman’s ensemble…
the mixture of textures and colors is so refreshing. And the leather trousers add a little bit of rock and roll.
Craig Arend, the photographer behind Altamira targets models in their off duty looks.
His winter style advice? “Keep it simple,” but don’t be afraid to get creative with accessories. Here the model uses her long scarf as a hood to protect against snow.
Streetpeeper’s Phil Oh Loves COLOR.
I look for people who stand out in a sea of black coats, black pants, black drapey [sic] things, black shoes, and black bags.
Takeaways for winter styling from these street style pros:
- Learn the art of layering. Know what silhouettes and shapes work with what and go with it!
- Keep it simple with the cold.
- Work some color into it!
- Mix it up with color, textures and prints.
- When in doubt, flash a brilliant smile.
- Nothing makes an outfit look better than absolute confidence in your own inconceivable brilliance.
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