Friday, September 28, 2012

Get the look: Paint the City Yellow!

Kristen Stewart's Balenciaga appearance at Paris Fashion Week had everyone buzzing as the very popular actresses private life has plaid out in numerous headlines recently. Miss Stewart has long been wearing the luxury brand's amazing designs, so it was no surprise to us that she'd be front row for the very exclusive Spring/ Summer 2013 showcase.   What did grab our attention was the amazingly chic outfit she wore to the show, and how we've caught quite a few similar looks recently! 
Black and white striped EVERYTHING seems to be making its way into our closets for Fall, and the most amazing thing about this color combo is it's versatility! Keep it simple and sharp with just the two colors, or add a pop of a third, or even a fourth if you're feeling crazy. 

Obviously Kristen's look from Paris has us seeing yellow! Lots and lots of yellow! No matter the hue we just can't get enough, and together with black and white in any pattern you really can't go wrong. 

Photos from polyvore, chictopia, and vh1

Share your yellow outfits with us and you could be featured on the City Streets in an upcoming blog!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Plaid To See You!

By: Landrie O'Hara Paris, France
Paris fashion week day one brought a lot of great plaid, and although we love the looks that graced the runway, we were really more interested in how this will translate on the street. Of course there are already some great trendsetters out there rocking plaid for fall, and here's the best of it!
Photos: huffingtonpost & chictopia
Please feel free to submit your street style finds or creations! We'd love to see!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Emmy's Style: On the Streets & On the Scene

By: Chandia Brennen Los Angeles, CA:
Photography By Adrien Delstanche
      It’s award season and there is no greater place to be than Los Angeles. We all know that glamorous gowns, tailored suits and diamonds are expected on the red carpet, but what looks dominate the city sidewalks?
As I approached the notorious Nokia theatre, I could hear the sounds of helicopters capturing media coverage above in the bright blue sky. A fleet of black limousines lined the barricaded street, while attendants wearing red jackets and white gloves, waited patiently for the celebrities to emerge out of their luxury vehicles.
Unlike the hopeful fans waiting to get a glimpse of their favorite Actors, I desired to get a sense of what people wore on the streets of LA during Emmy Award Weekend. I approached the area where the fans congregated and to my surprise I was immediately captivated by vibrant colors and trends.

 I decided to wear a fuchsia Bisou Bisou wrap top paired with a calf-length embellished skirt. I fell in love with the skirt trend and heavy embellishments after attending New York Fashion Week and decided to incorporate the elements into my own personal style. I opted for military ankle boots to make my look less “pretty” and added a floppy hat for Boho flair. For accessories I did oversize hoops, multiple rings and mirror shades from Nautica’s latest collection.
Skirts/ Dresses

Skirts and chiffon day dresses appeared throughout the crowd but a few in particular caught my eye. One young woman stood stylishly on the corner wearing a graphic tee paired with a camel leather skirt and reflective aviator shades. Another group of women were picture perfect in vibrant neon’s and nudes.

As I maneuvered throughout the crowd, I found various individuals with an eclectic sense of personal style that appeared casual and effortlessly edgy. Two friends decided to rage against the girlie machine and paired lace tights with boots and Rayban shades. Another girl decided to keep cool in the heat with jean shorts, a suede hat, designer shades and combat boots. However, solidifying bold trends was a young man sporting a denim shirt buttoned to the collar (Big LA trend) paired with black jeans and the popular Adidas Jeremy Scott Gold Wing Shoes.

It's not unusual to see people wearing shorts in LA, however, I was pleasantly surprised by the Fashionistas that paired shorts with patterns and embellishments. I loved the black shorts with a pop of color and a sequined vest. Her structured hat, yellow feather earrings and wedge boots were the perfect accents to her ensemble. The other woman paired a sheer leopard shirt, black shorts and a gorgeous statement necklace with olive sunglasses and the PERFECT red lip!
Not only were the people on the sidewalks exhibiting major style but guest put on their finest fashion to attend the event.
Sexy Simplicity

The structure of the red dress is simple yet classic, while the embellishments on the back add glamour. The black dress turned heads with its cutout design and deep v-cut back.
“The Angelia”
No need for a “Who wore it best” moment when both ladies owned their looks! This hot little chiffon number was quite popular (I spotted it 2 more times). The Cobalt blue and black chiffon dress has high splits on both sides that exposed killer heels and toned legs!
Sexy Strapless

Another big trend among attendee’s was the strapless dress. Here, we see a burgundy and gold embellished dress and a crème dress with a high split, paired with embellished pumps.
Intricate Details

My FAVORITE! An incredibly chic nude dress with a black lace overlay, paired with nude ankle boots. The look was accessorized with over sized sunglasses and a bold red lip.

Accessories are a major part to the completion of a perfect look. I found that while many women opted to keep things simple, others were unafraid of wearing bold statement necklaces.
The Unexpected

Nothing is better than having fun with style and playing with unexpected accents. The multicolored bowtie, leopard loafers and porcelain painted bag were extremely unique. 
What’s street style without a few celebrity looks! Here are some trends from Industry Insiders.

Black dominated the evening, as many women opted for classic black dresses in dramatic designs. Giuliana Rancic showed some skin with a strapless Rafael Cennamo floor length gown with a thigh high split.

We also spotted Actress, Model and Pro- Athlete Hannah Cornett in a strapless black gown.

Pastels were major this year and Kelly Osbourne led the pack with a beautiful purple one shoulder dress by Zac Posen. We spotted Kelly darting back to her hotel during a commercial break.
Contemporary Gentlemen

Several celebrity men were quite dapper, while others took a unique and bold approach to Emmy style. Ross Matthews went wild with a patterned jacket and Kevin Frazier added a pop of color with a purple tie. Fashion tastemaker and Elle Editor Joe Zee, kept his look classic and sophisticated.
Whether they cheered from the sidewalks or made acceptance speeches, style reigned supreme in LA for the Emmy Awards.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Get Inspired: Emmy's Fashion for City Streets.

              Sometimes it can be hard to take what you see on the red carpet and make it into something practical for everyday wear. This years Emmy's brought an amazing array of colors and glam, and it was so much fun making these casual outfits from something so formal!
Stay on trend with a deep greens this fall. Pair them with metals in silver or bronze for a shining look that works with a chic blazer for daytime, or with some glam heels and jewelry at night! 

This sheer blue look is one thing: a whole lot of leg! Add a denim jacket to dress it down, or add boots for the chilly weather. Either way you can't go wrong with blue this fall no matter the shade. 

Limes, Lemons, and Oranges, Oh My! Quench your fashion thirst with these dazzling colors. Mix it up to make it rock in your own way. With all the different colored denim out right now, it's not too hard to own a pair in every shade, which makes the outfit options practically limitless! No matter the combination you'll be looking bright and sweet. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Welcome to City Streeets Style!

            New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Dallas, Jacksonville, DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, San Francisco, and New Orleans may or may not all be on your bucket list of must see cities, but now they can be! City Streets Style is in the very early stages of comprising a very eclectic group of professional fashion bloggers to report on the best fashion in their own city.  You know the best thing to do when you travel to a city you aren't familiar with is to ask the locals that live there where to go and what to do. Well, now you'll have all that right at your very finger tips. City Streets Style wants to get you the very first row and the very best view, so you know where to shop, what to wear, and how to enjoy the very best fashion each city has to offer.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to see each of these very different cities through the eyes of the fashionistas who know them best.  Our kick off will officially launch next week with our first story featuring the 64th Annual Emmy Awards!

     In the mean time please read about our bloggers and their cities. The indviduality and uniqueness that you find in each person you will also find in each city after all fashion is dictated as much by location and culture as it is by the weather and the runway.