When we think about our wardrobe we often consider all of the accessories we can add, which layers we can throw on, and all of the ways we can take our wardrobe to the next level. I’m totally guilty of it! Heck, I even talk it up every other week in my Eye on Fashion posts: earrings, shoes, jackets, embellishments, you name it! But what if I told you the new “it” look is the complete opposite and that “less is more?”
Simple. Clean. Street Style.
Have you ever seen those “stars in real life” photos of models where they’re wearing very basic looks? A tank top, some jeans, hair pulled back, and maybe a pair of heels or kicks? No patterns, no flashy colors or embellishments – just plain, muted colored, comfy clothing. That’s the look you want. It says “I’m comfortable in my own skin and with who I am and I don’t need to distract you with a bunch of accessories or flashy colors.” Focusing on basic clothing pieces draws attention TO the person and not away – allowing us to see your beautiful face, personality, and all around kick butt persona!
See how all of the women above are wearing a muted color palette and letting who THEY are do the talking? I just love how clean they look without trying too hard, don’t you? It’s like they’re saying “I don’t need anything but my confidence to rock this day!” and I just LOVE that!!
When trying to create your own clean street style aim for grey, white, black, and muted pinks, greens, and browns to create your look. Pair a casual solid color top with your favorite jeans (baggy or straight leg – either will work), throw on your favorite pair of kicks (make sure they’re clean and not a bright color), grab your favorite sunnies, and GO!
This look is clearly focused on the woman wearing the clothes rather than the clothes themselves. Take a cue from this look and own who you are and don’t be afraid of it. It’s the beautiful thing that makes you YOU and this style celebrates that!