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

Ji Oh Resort 2016

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Some neutral-toned realness for you on another gorgeous summer day. This almost-exclusively black, white, and grey Resort collection was designed by Ji Oh, South Korea born and bred and trained at Central St. Martins and Parsons. Inspired by all things minimal, sophisticated, and restrained, it’s no wonder Ji Oh’s clothes appeal to me. Her Resort 2016 collection incorporates relaxed and structured silhouettes, and textures of leather, wool, silks, and some kind of gold knit (which I love). The clean straight lines of the trousers, cut at the perfect length, are immediate favourites. I’m always down to look like a well-dressed gazelle. Sure, there’s nothing particularly game-changing about the garments, but it’s hard to say no to clean, classic clothes that flatter the wearer like Ji Oh’s.

Images via style.com