Street Style is always one of the first places I look for inspiration. Books, magazines, and Pinterest are all great tools for mining through creative content, but I love observing firsthand the inventive outfits the average citizen can put together.
The spirit of street style was a big source of inspiration for our new pattern that comes out next Tuesday, so I want to share some of the ideas that led to my design.
When I’m out and about on the streets of Portland, I’m always looking at the clothing of perfect strangers, wondering where they got that skirt, or those loafers.
Every city has its own unique street style scene. Here in Portland we’re all enamored with plaid, leather, and oversized outerwear. Trends tend to vary from region to region, so to stay in touch with what’s happening on the sidewalks of the rest of the fashion world, I sift through street style blogs.
Right now I’m particularly captivated by Parisian street style – I love that as a whole it appears put-together, with just a touch of quirk and edge to keep things interesting.
Below are some images straight from Paris I’ve been recently captivated by.
6) Trendy Crew
8) Trendy Crew
10) Friendly Madrid
11) Arabia Style
12) Advanced Style
Where do you go to find inspiring street style? Do you prefer to hit the streets or browse some blogs?