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Street Chic

Twice yearly, the fashion pack descends on the streets of London, Paris, Milan and New York and nowadays, street style is as much of an anticipated spectacle as the designer shows themselves.

As well as catching the looks on the catwalks, photographers are just as keen to see real-life style in action. What better place to find swathes of inspiration than from the most fashion-forward ladies across the globe?

All white is the go-to for a minimalist look.

Miroslava Duma proves a sweater can be chic.

Jewel tones can be made even more striking by pairing with dark block colours and statement jewellery.

Leather jackets are almost a fashion staple these days, but looser shapes are becoming more popular.

Colour blocking is another trend that won’t die away; freshen it up using metallics and laser cut leather accessories.

Sportswear doesn’t have to be all about baggy, unflattering shapes. Wearable and comfortable, athleticism is in.

You don’t need to be a model to pull off the androgynous look. Tailoring and layering makes it easy to blur the lines between masculine and feminine.

All photographs from Harpers Bazaar and Vogue

Author bio

Laurie founded Bell & Smokey, an online fashion shop to provide women with sophisticated, feminine clothes that make them feel beautiful. You can keep up to date with her musings at and follow her on Twitter @bellandsmokey. Read more posts by .

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Comments (3)

  1. NEW blog post: Street Chic #dbcollective

  2. Street chic on @hearthomemag

  3. What are you wearing this weekend? @hearthomemag captures some great street pics #weekendstyle #perfect

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