messy closet
Password
NOT A MEMBER? Sign Up and Create A Lookbook
  • Related topics: Below you will find more in depth information on this topic...
  • Is Street Style Becoming Commercial?

  • What is Street Style?

  • Share Your Style


    What are you wearing today?
    Create a lookbook
  • Style Icons
    • Michelle
    • Christine
    • Maegan
    • Rumi
    • Keena
    • Kasmira

    What is Street Style?

    "The irony of street style today is that, really, it exists online."
    pictures of street style

    Street Fashion is exactly what it means. It is fashion that has evolved from the streets and not from runway shows or designers. It really has its grassroots in the youth culture of the recent decades. Street fashion, unlike other fashions, does not cover just one style of dressing, but it encompasses a whole range of styles. All these styles are unique and were created by the youth who favored this style of dressing.



    Street fashion or street style is now being recognized by the major designers of clothing and is influencing the world of high fashion. You can see this trend in the tight fitting jeans that were a trade mark of the 'Punk' street style is now a very common element in High Fashion. So too are the 'Hippy' loose flowing dresses in filmy material finding their way into high fashion as more demure and focusing on the innocence.


    street style photoOne of the off springs of Street Fashion is Hip Hop fashion which has now grown into a multi billion dollar industry. Though it is considered an iconic style it still is a statement of the music culture from which it evolved. Hip Hop Street fashion got its start in the African American urban movement and from here it moved into the music industry, it is also a fashion that was worn by many recognized athletes.


    street style picToday even big name designers recognize Street Fashion and have started incorporating features of this fashion into their lines. The trends of these fashion designers definitely show a trend of the street fashions and have even brought their own styles to another level by incorporating this fashion in their formal and dress wear.


    In Japan the street fashion is influenced by the American street fashion and even though their clothes are produced in Japan the trends are influenced by fashion trends in other countries. The street fashion in Japan is also influenced by the underground club scene which is attended by young people. Also of note is the fact that Japanese street fashion has to give credit to the Hip Hop culture for much of its looks.


    Though the Street Fashion around the world is influenced by the street fashion and the trends of clothing worn by the youth in America, every culture has its own youth who want to make their own fashion statements.


    This fashion statement is made by the trend in clothing that these youth choose to wear. If you look at the generations in the past you will find that each generation has its own unique style of street fashion.


    Pictures provided by Hel Looks: Street fashion from the streets and clubs of Helsinki. You can also click here to view more street style photos.


  • Other Topics
  • Why is Ed Hardy so Expensive & Popular?
    Why is Ed Hardy so expensive and popular? Well it all goes back to tattoos. Tattoos have always had a huge impact on life, religion, & music. ...
    When to Wear White
    With the contemporary day emphasis on style becoming more of an individualized concept than of people today blindly following suggestions without havi...
    How to Dress Great on a Tight Budget
    Making better decisions when shopping on a budget doesn't mean you can't be fashionable. Staying dressed in the latest styles and looking good wit...
    MiMa Style!
    Ladies - Nothing takes your wardrobe from spring to summer like a sleeveless floral top. Dress them up and down, take them from day to evening - ...
    Dress to Look Slimmer
    The book covers all sorts of body types such as big bust, wide face, arm flap, large belly, wide hips and thighs, big booty, heavy calves, wide feet a...
    Window Shopping
    Shifting through the racks of clothes at your favorite department store gives you a heightened sense of happiness. Shopping can give a high to a w...