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Street Style Roundup: January ’10


Street style roundup

January has come and gone- but that doesn’t mean we can’t look back at it fondly! Unfortunately, Groundhog Day did not give me the results I was hoping for (6 more weeks of winter…woo…), which means even more bundling up for those of us who are starting to get fed up with the cold. For that reason, I tried to find some fresh winter outfits to inspire those of you stuck in the rain or snow- but for those of you basking in the sweet rays of sunshine, don’t fret, I’ve also found some fresh and fun looks for you as well!

Interested? Scroll on down to see what everyone else in the world is wearing on the streets.

Modern Mod

Cute vintage street style

(Source: Lookbook| Beret, Cardigan, Dress, Tights, Boots, Purse)

This girl totally reminds me of a modern day 60’s model! (Twiggy and Brigitte Bardot much?) I love her expression. Even better, she pulls off her look effortlessly while still looking very stylish. To rock a similar outfit yourself, simply find a cute floral tunic, pair it with some black tights and boots, top it off with a beret, and throw on a cute cardigan of your liking. I can’t guarantee you will look like a Mod girl, but I can guarantee you will look cute!

Loafing Around

College fashion street style

(Source: Backyard Bill| Socks, Watch, Flannel, Shorts, Loafers)

Teehee, I love this outfit – every time I see it I get a smile on my face. And who wouldn’t? Just look at the cute yellow socks!

This look is super effortless but still very well thought-out. Just pair a nice tailored flannel with some cute black shorts and you’re halfway there. Put on a nice watch with a big face, pull on some cute yellow socks and slip them into some loafers, and you can look just as cute as our friend in the plaid. If you are not daring enough to wear the yellow socks, wear white ones- but make sure they go past the ankle; they’re cuter like that! And if the weather is too cold for you to go barelegged, try wearing a pair of colored tights; they’ll give the same look that those yellow socks do- and they’ll keep your legs toasty!

Oxford Comma

Hipster chic street style

(Source: Street- Spotted| Coat, Scarf, Jeans, Loafers, Flannel, Bag)

I don’t know why, but every time I see this outfit, I think of the band Vampire Weekend. Maybe it’s because this outfit is similar to the way they dress, or maybe it’s her adorable academic-chic bookbag- whatever it is, she looks very studious yet stylish.

To get a similar look, find a flannel in the color of your choice (I recommend green or red), throw a scarf over that, put on a pair of washed out skinnies, and then slip your feet into some loafers. And if you are still battling that darn winter wind, finish your outfit off with this sweet trench coat from Old Navy. And to carry all your books to class, use this bookbag (sooo cute!) from Yesstyle. Wear this, and I guarantee that the guy from your Poli Sci class will ask to be study buddies – can’t say no to that!

Prim and Proper

Street style outfit

(Source: Stockholm Street Style| Vest, Dress, Necklace, Tights, Shoes, Jacket)

This girl is so cute, and seriously talented when it comes to dressing herself. She has at LEAST 4 different trendy items on (Lace, Leather, Statement Necklace, Faux Fur…) but instead of looking tacky or like a wannabe, she flawlessly manages to make everything look classy and sophisticated. To get a similar look, find a flattering lace dress and pair it with some white tights. Put on a statement necklace, slip your feet into boots, throw on a leather jacket and a faux fur vest and you’ll look just as stylish as our friend. This look is very Blair meets Serena- classy but still edgy, I love it.

Belt it Out

Cute belted street style look

(Source: Borderline Mag| Coat, Belt, Boots, Jeans, Scarf, Hoodie)

How genius is this outfit? I mean seriously, I would have never thought to belt the outside of my jacket like that, but there it is- and it’s perfect. I love that green color of her jacket, and the scarf deserves to be worshipped.

To get a similar look, throw on any coat you can find (I included a grey hoodie to wear on the inside of this outfit since my jacket didn’t have a hood- plus I like the edgy look it gives it) and then belt it around your waist. Pair that with a beige scarf, some dark wash skinnies (you can roll them up if you want, but you don’t have to- it’s really up to you), and then put your feet into some cute buckled boots. And there you have it, the¬†perfect winter outfit.


What’s the weather like where you are? Sunny or rainy (and is that good or bad?) Which look did you like best? Did you like the inspired looks? Whatever you think, let me know in the comments section, I love reading your thoughts!

Posted on on February 8, 2010 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , ,

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19 Responses to “Street Style Roundup: January ’10”

  1. 1
    February 8th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Really loving looks 2,3, and 5. Great post and great work on recreating their outfits!

  2. 2
    February 8th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I really like this post – the outfits are so interesting and inspirational! I also like how you’ve recreated them.

  3. 3
    February 8th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I love that first one. :D And this post! More like this please. :)

  4. 4
    February 8th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Prim and Proper taught me that overloading on fashion trends can be pulled off elegantly by keeping them in a common neutral tone. How neat! Great article :)

  5. 5
    February 8th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Love the looks, but all these girls look like models! (except Oxford Comma) The outfit with the yellow socks is not doable unless you’re at least 5’8, and of course skinny. I’m thin but with my 5’3, I’d look like an awkward middle schooler in that.

  6. 6
    February 8th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Love the Prim and Proper outfit!

  7. 7
    February 8th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    I ADORE modern mod & belt it out! Especially, modern mod, as it is so very much my style. The hat is just too darling for words.

  8. 8
    February 8th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I love these outfits both the ones on them and the ones you designed – wearable and simply adorable and chic! I adore Prim and Proper, Modern Mod and Belt it Out!

  9. 9
    February 8th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    i love the one with the yellow socks! my style is similar to that in that i wear simple pieces but throw in something quirky to make it my own.

    & btw, i for one think “oxford comma” looks as model-esque as the rest of them!

  10. 10
    February 8th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Love the outfit with the yellow socks. Finally some “fashinspiration” for how to transition my Fall/Winter wardrobe into spring!

  11. 11
    February 8th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    The Modern Mod looks cool~

  12. 12
    February 8th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    cuteness! I love them all!!

  13. 13
    February 9th, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I love this article!!! What a useful nugget of knowledge this taught us all…that multiple trends can be pulled off if they’re all one basic color!! I love street style, this is awesome.

  14. 14
    February 9th, 2010 at 4:12 am

    love the looks…i wish i culd pull off the shorts shorts but too much junk in the trunk lol

  15. 15
    February 9th, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I love the first two looks! The weather here is gross (85 degrees and 90%+ humidity) so I haven’t been making much of an effort with what I wear because it’s just too muggy to care.

  16. 16
    February 9th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    so cuuute

    these outfits are all amazing and inspirational, and theyre all unique…

    great post.

  17. 17
    February 9th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    My gf loves these fashion posts, which is why I see them. I am going to suggest combining the first with the last…just a little. Roll up those jeans and wear the yellow socks. She does of lot of pantleg rolling and socks and I think it’s really hot!

  18. 18
    February 10th, 2010 at 5:24 am

    This article is brilliant, I can’t decide which outfits I love most! My favourite would be Prim & Proper, because it is most my style, followed closely by Modern Mod and Oxford Comma. I live in Australia, so we are currently in the middle of the hottest month of the year, but these outfits are a great inspiration for when I can start planning my winter wardrobe.

  19. 19
    February 10th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t think “everyone else in the world” is wearing these. They wear different clothing in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of Asia where they don’t usually wear Western clothing. Nonetheless, the clothes are too cute. I especially love modern mod.

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