Easy Rider

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Regardless, it’s nice to see how much (or how little) stylish women choose to adjust their meticulously planned outfits to their mode of transportation. Yes, getting dressed to the nines with zero consideration for practicality has its appeal. But the modern working woman doesn’t have that luxury on most days, and many of the women photographed here are working all the way through fashion week, attending business meetings in addition to going to shows everyday. To them (and me!), functionality matters. So I’ll be matching my cream coloured single-speed to my white leather kicks as soon as the weather becomes a bit more agreeable.

Images via Vogue.com

De la Crème

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All the peacocking aside, fashion week street style is still unbelievably fun and inspiring to look at. Trend-wise, we’re in this weird transitional period between when athletic wear was absolutely everywhere and the steady rise in popularity of 70s boho style. It makes for a really great mix of styles, and it’s nice to see the usual suspects interpret their favourite aspects of each trend, sometimes even incorporating both in the same ensemble. Apologies for the massive photo dump. I just couldn’t choose! So much love.

All images via Vogue.com

Northern Exposure

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The Swedes are a well-dressed bunch, and they have a proclivity for ensembles that lean towards the minimal. Fine by me.

This selection of street style shots were taken from outside of participating Stockholm Fashion Week venues, with runway shows taking place last week. Shot by The Locals’ Søren Jepsen, outfits ran the gamut from sporty minimal to 70s minimal to relaxed minimal. I love the understated accessorizing done so well by the Swedes, as well as their unabashed love of American denim.

Special shout out to style.com today, as this is the last day they will be posting content. In its place: Vogue Runway, which will launch in time for the Spring Summer 2016 runway season. While I don’t doubt Vogue has the ability to deliver high-quality runway and street style coverage, I have a bit of a sentimental attachment to style.com, as it’s the website that I relied on the most when I first became interested in runway shows and emerging indie designers. Nothing is permanent, everything is transient, thanks for the proper schooling, style.com ❤

Images via style.com

NYFW: Men’s Streetstyle

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Sometimes it’s more interesting to look beyond your own gender for style inspiration. After all, good style transcends gender, and casual silhouettes and a lack of fussiness really appeal to me. Menswear seems to get derided for a lot of the same reasons I like it—uniformity, simplicity, functionality. Give me a well cut button-down shirt over an embroidered gown any day (ok, most days).

This season marked the menswear collections’ debut in New York, and you can see the city’s obsession with casual street wear reflected in the shots snapped by Tommy Ton outside the shows. Or perhaps those were just the ones I picked. Suits, no matter how well-tailored, get boring after the 10th slide. And I’m just a sucker for comfortable, smart looking clothes.

Images via style.com

It’s a Rave

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Images via Thump and Gayletter