How to wear a unique street look like a model

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Street style is a look before main stream

When you are a regular reader of High Latitude Style, you know that my favorite parts of fashion weeks are the photos showing the styles of models off stage, and visiting fashionistas on the roads of downtown Milan, Paris, London, New York, Berlin, … – you name it.

I love the absolute courage to unconventional, the creativity, paired with the commitment to look effortlessly chic and stylish. You know the “Je ne sais quoi” of a great French look where you can point your finger at what makes a look so cool. I love the uniqueness of personal style.

#advancedstreetstyle midlife woman in yellow, black, ultra-violet street chic with colorful belt and pumps
J. Crew silk yellow shirt, statement necklace, Lookbook Store motorcycle jacket, Gucci bamboo bag, ultra violet statement belt, Madonna True or Dare floral pumps (all own), and White House Black Market cropped slim high waisted pants

Models with iconic personal style

One of my favorite models is Kate Moss. She is the face of British fashion since she was discovered as a 14 year old teenager. I admire her always right to the point mix of feminine, edgy and effortless style. She never sticks to one particular style. Key pieces are pointy toe high heels, faux fur, bare legs, leather, masculine tailoring, and animal prints.

#accessories awesome colorful buckle with ultra-violet
Zoom-in on ultra-violet crocodile imprint belt and colorful gemstone buckle

How great does Heide Klum look in a floral straight skirt, and a striped top? Or my absolute favorite, in a Michael Kors leather trench coat? In a tuxedo suit and strappy sandals? I love her unconventional messy updo.

Claudia Fischer’s stripped top with flare jeans are a street style classic.

These models get it right. They have worn so many clothes, they learned what looks best on them, and consequently wear it when they dress themselves. This means when they are off stage.

#maturestyle lady in black leather coat, cropped black trousers. colorful heels and green purse
Back view of outfit with Lookbook Store biker leather coat, Gucci purse, Madonna True or Dare high heels (all own), and White House Black Market cropped trousers

The unknown fashionistas

But what about all those unknown fashionistas at fashion weeks who are caught and photographed looking good? Those who turn the head of photographers and end up all over Pinterest, and social media?

#fashionover50 mature woman in street style outfit with sequins, pleats, denim and black
Nine West Kelly green lizard imprint pointy toe pumps, H&M tired pleated skirt, Gucci bag with Bamboo handle, Kieselstein Cord belt, Gucci buckle, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), patched sequin jacket c/o StyleWe, best girl friends bracelet c/o Chico’s, and teardrop keyhole shirt c/o Covered Perfectly

Their secret is knowing their personal style and sticking to it. No they are not born with a style gene. They learned how to have style by identifying their best look like the models did.

#advancedstyle midlife woman sitting on a curb wearing a street style outfit
Nine West pointy toes, H&M pleated semi opaque skirt, Gucci Bamboo handle purse, Kieselstein Cord green lizard belt, Gucci Dionysus buckle, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own), patched denim oversize jacket c/o StyleWe, best girl friends bracelet c/o Chico’s, and teardrop keyhole top c/o Covered Perfectly

What’s the difference?

Like the models, they learned it from wearing different clothes. In contrast to the model, these women identified what’s best for them with less clothes. They may understand the arts of the golden rule, have a great eye for proportions, and they listen and observe. Sounds a lot of work, right? The good news is that it means everybody can learn to have style and look their best ever. Even better, you can learn it at any age. Thus, it’s not too late.

#fashionover50 woman in pink sequin midi skirt, two blue tones bag, white pumps, black top and blue pink white floral jacket
H&M sequin midi skirt, Christian Louboutin pumps, Prada bag, Rebekka Taylor floral print silk baseball jacket, DIY necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Jones New York silk blouse (all own)

The pitfall of street chic

Of course, like always when learning is involved, it means efforts. Guess what? To look effortlessly chic, you have to put in effort. #stylesecret Click To Tweet

#advancedstyle midlife woman in street style look of sequins with silk and high patent leather heels
H&M pink sequin A-line skirt, Christian Louboutin white patent leather pumps, Prada satchel, Rebekka Taylor zipper jacket, DIY pendant necklace, Ray Ban sunglasses, and Jones New York top (all own)

How to get street chic in midlife?

First, figure out your personal style. Don’t know your primary personal style? Find out using this free online style finder. The combination of your primary and secondary style make up your personal style. Add your signature piece. Accessorize with contemporary pieces that you collected over the years plus current It items.

#streetstyleover50 woman donning a street style look with high heels, sequins and floral prink
Back view of street style look. H&M sequin A-line skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, Prada structured dome bag, Rebekka Taylor jacket, and Ray Ban sunglasses (all own)

You build your entire look around some key pieces, e.g. biker jacket, graphic Tees, cool pants, denim jacket, sequin skirt/top. The key pieces, of course, depend on your personal style. If your style is romantic, key pieces are lace dresses, floral dress, shirts and skirts, pieces with ruffles, you get the idea.

A way to get the look is to try everything with everything. Then go for the combinations that looks the best wrong.

#streetstyleover50 midlife woman in street chic layered mesh skirt, pink heels, black graphic tee, and silver frock
Keep Calm Let the meteorologist handle it T-shirt, suede gemstone buckle belt, Esprit bag, silk neckerchief, Herve Leger silver cropped leather biker frock, dangling earrings (all own), pink Ivanka Trump heels c/o Wikibuy, and double mesh layer skirt c/o Lookbook Store

Fit is key

When you wear unconventional combinations, colors or pair pieces in an unexpected way – street style – it is important that all your pieces fit well. It’s a balance between looking effortlessly street chic and like you dressed in the dark.

#fashionover50 mature lady in blush mesh skirt, pink shoes and belt, graphic tee and silver biker jacket posing at a silver wall
Side view of look with graphic T-shirt, suede long belt, Esprit bag, silk snake print neckerchief, Herve Leger silver biker jacket, dangling earrings (all own), Ivanka Trump pointy toe pumps c/o Wikibuy, and double layer blush mesh skirt c/o Lookbook Store

You can find further examples of mature street style and street style love in the posts at these links.

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Top of the World Style linkup

Welcome to the 158th Top of the World Style linkup party.

Top of the World Style awards

This week’s featured bloggers from last week’s Top of the World Style party are Laura, Ada and Claudia.

#linkup Top of the World OOTD Readers Fav Claudia Lasetzki
Claudia Lasetzki, the blogger at the blog with the same name – aka Claudias Welt (Claudia’s World), became Top of the World Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post.

Claudia Lasetzki, the blogger at Claudias Welt, also known by her name, became Top of the World Readers’ Fav, as you clicked her post the most. Vertical stripes are so slimming, and she did them in both her pants and blazer. Then she also went for an eternal classic of black and white. A perfect look for work. She lives in Germany and comes from Brasil. If you can read German, you can learn a lot about her home country on her blog. When you are already a long-term reader of my blog you may remember her being featured on High Latitude Style before in my post about the differences in dressing among a person’s home country and adopted home country.

#linkup became Top of the World OOTD My’ Fav Ada in Victoria Beckham
Ada Furhxi, the blogger at Elegance and Mommyhood, became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Ada became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. She is the style blogger at Elegance and Mommyhood. She sported her Victoria Beckham for target lily dress. So chic. I love her idea to style it with black tight. Then it doesn’t look so short at all. Great styling.

#linkup Top of the World Style Winner Laura
Laura, the blogger at I Do Declaire, won the Top of the World Style feature. Photo from her post

Laura won the Top of the World Style feature as her entry number was drawn by the random generator. She is the lifestyle blogger at I Do Declaire. She says about herself that she is an on-the-go mommy striving to make the most out of her budget, closet, and life in general. She is a speech therapist and loves reading, traveling, and baking. She was one of the first bloggers who had me as a co-host of her linkup party. She believes that fashion doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive, or uncomfortable; it’s all about finding what you love and what you feel best in.

Congrats Ladies! Grab your award banners.

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