15 August 2008

Street Styles

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Recently, on one of my What I'm Wearing posts, The Clothes Horse astutely commented that I seem to be dressing more "sweet" as of late. I couldn't agree more. It seems that my summer attire leaned towards florals and pastels, lady-like skirts and lacy blouses. Not to mention the flower that seems to be perpetually clipped in my hair.

Right now the Pennsylvania weather is giving us a big tease of autumn with temperatures twenty degrees cooler than only a couple of weeks ago. This has me scouring street style site for more inspiration for autumn looks. While my summer wardrobe was girly and sweet it seems that I'm leaning back towards a darker palette and edgier style for autumn. Here are the photos that I currently have pinned to my inspiration board.
  • First is this lovely girl from Hel-Looks. I love the simple black dress played up with a couple of quirky, colorful accessories. I'm shamelessly stealing her idea for that belt and working on a DIY version of it for myself. I'll let you know how it goes.
  • On most girls the combination of motorcycle jacket, military cap, cowboy boots and beaded ethnic earrings would be a fashion disaster, but somehow on the coolest girl in the world it just works.
  • I love this all black look from Super.Fantastic.Picture.Time because it's really not as simple as it first appears. The addition of the textured tights is what puts it over the top for me. I'm pining for this pair. The fact that's she's standing in front of the Lyell store, one of my most favorite lines, doesn't hurt either!
  • Lastly we have the darling Louise, the entire internet's fashion muse. This looks is the perfect mix of sweet, girly ruffles and tough leather boots with the ripped up tights giving it just the right amount of attitude.

19 comments:

Adiel said...

There is cooler weather around where I live too, which means low 80's...
I've made a pact with myself to stick to my summer wardrobe until at least september. I love summer and I don't want to wish it away too fast.

Effie said...

That adorable girl in front of Lyell works there! She's even lovelier in person too!

jayne said...

I love the top left girl, her bag is great!

cause i am a girL said...

i want the boots! but somehow it's too weird to wear boots if need to go by bus in my country.

turquoisepassion said...

WHAT? stylebytes is still around?

crayons said...

smoking ruins everything

copperoranges said...

seeing her smoke makes me sad! pretty, smelly girl.

love those patterned tights. i also love that you wear so much vintage! it's incredible!

RedHaybells said...

hi. im new 2 blogging & i just wanted 2 let u know that i linked u. :D

Rora said...

I love the first one. such a lovely girl and a really vicious bag.

AsianCajuns said...

I love that hat in the second pic. you're right, I wouldn't think all those different styles and accessories would work well together, but she totally works it!

melly said...

That girl in front of the lyell store - wow she has an amazing face, love her.

StrikeMatch said...

Oooh, I love Agathes hat and Pandora can do no wrong. Ever. That black jacket is literally and actually perfect.

puf! said...

the first photo is best for me!

ql

charlotte said...

new blog mode! kissou

The Clothes Horse said...

Brilliant inspirations. The PA weather is really confusing me of late as well, but I suppose I'm out of it soon!

Juliet said...

To me autumn meens a whol more than just that. As a citizen of scandinavia we have it all, nice summers and a lot of snow at winter so atumn in between of those is stormy, rainy and cold, like the winter in the UK. I am looking for nice warm and sexy jacket.

juliet xxx

Kelli RH said...

Just wanted to let you know that I love reading your blog and I mentioned you in my blog today because you consistently post beautiful things. It's really nothing special and I just started blogging so my blog is quite pitiful, but it's a start. Keep up the good work!

Irene said...

first one from Finland, cool :DD

Mandy said...

love the last look! its awesome. want to try tht one myself. get ready world haha