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It’s no secret that 2014 was the year ‘street style’ was revolutionised. Thanks to Phoebe Philo, we were bombarded with photos of style bloggers dressed in turtlenecks and slacks paired with a classic Adidas trainer; on Instagram, in magazines – you name it – that outfit was everywhere. It defined (and still does) smart casual. It’s an off-duty, easy look that screams sophistication in a normcore, minimalistic way. It makes fashion look effortless and the wearer seem almost unbearably chic, what’s not to love?
Street style is a trend I’ve been dipping my toe into. I love seeing women wearing mens’ leather jackets (there’s a great selection here), flannel shirts and oversized sweaters with a smart trouser. I just don’t feel “cool” enough to pull it off myself! I’m always drawn to minimalism so that’s the aspect of the trend that I adore and it’s true that I really want to be more versatile in my style (I was so girly and feminine when I was younger and I suppose I still am quite a bit) because I’ve grown up thinking there’s a time and place for every outfit but do you know what? In most instances (granted, not all), that couldn’t be more wrong. Fashion is about self-expression and individuality so while I’m not giving you permission to turn up to your Nan’s 80th birthday party in a bikini (unless she lives in the Bahamas), why shouldn’t you rock up to a formal dinner wearing a tailored suit and trainers? Just don’t forget the black tie!
If you’re stuck for inspiration, these celebs have nailed the street style trend:
Cara Delevingne, model
Chiara Ferragni, fashion blogger
Crystal Yeoms, fashion blogger
Phoebe Philo, fashion designer
Aimee Song, fashion blogger
So what do you think? Are you a fan of the androgynous street style trend?
Love, Beth xo.
This post is in collaboration with ASOS.