As a true and loyal follower of fashion, you loathe being approached with this street style reporter favorite: "How would you describe your style?" Rarely do you ever catch yourself summing up your style with singular descriptors like "preppy," "goth" or "punk." You put too much effort and thought into getting dressed to warrant a one-word categorization. Like most fashionistas, the way an outfit is put together captures an amalgamation of inspirations, references and apparel aesthetics that's far more complex than traditional and stereotypical style types and classifications.
The new, modern dress code for the fashion-forward set is a powerhouse identity mash-up that leaves tired tropes in the past and gives life to these 10 new street style identities to know now.
The Monochromatic Maven
Vibrant tastemakers rejoice as bright and bold shades for fall are totally acceptable if worn tone on tone. Clad in head-to-toe color, the monochromatic maven is easily spotted by her perfect pairings of matching tonal hues and fearless ability to flash her proud peacock-like feathers in a rainbow-inspired assortment of shades.
The Russian Bombshell
From Russia with love! You can thank leading lady Miroslava Duma for putting this new style identity on the map that street style stars are clamoring to emulate. Think regal aristocratic women taking shelter in Imperial Russia under daring and dramatic furs and luxe textures. The Russian bombshell tells a story of grandeur and luxury that’s defined by its exquisite elements of opulent glamour found in leather, furs, hides, tweeds and velvets in a single ensemble.
The Print Matching Master
While camouflaged in identical printed and patterned coordinates, the matching master does not fade into the background. Instead, her ability to stand apart from the crowd comes from her aptness to combine powerful prints and create a striking style statement that can be spotted from a mile away. Her bold stance on playful patterns and prints is one that should not be undertaken by the faint of heart.
The Crop Top Crusader
Elegantly exposed, the crop top crusader can be seen sporting to-die-for abs and a belly shirt at any given moment, rain or shine. Whether a nod to a sliver of bare midriff or full-on navel exposure, this commander-in-chic knows how to work this picture-perfect silhouette and her banging bod.
The Black and White Beauty
Stark stripes and cool contrasts of black and white define this classic beauty and her penchant for all things graphic. Anything but basic and boring, this chic combination is fearlessly feminine and fun with an ultra-cool mod girl edge.
The Double Coater
The exquisite art of layering is executed flawlessly by the double coater type with her uncanny ability to luxuriously layer multiple coats in varying textures, shapes and sizes without the added bulk or Michelin Man reference.
The Flat Brim Fashionista
A fashion-forward flat brim is the stylish topper of choice for this fashionista and her urban edge. Her take-it-to-the-streets mentality defines her equal parts hip-hop head and high-brow inspired persona to exude a city-chic aesthetic that’s easy and effortless with her cool chapeau in tow.
The City Slicker
Confidence is what carries the look of the city slicker and her downtown, urban aesthetic and attitude. At ease in the epicenter of it all and the hustle and bustle, the city chick is one whose wardrobe choices are defined by their wear-and-go ability. Easy, cool pieces layered together to fuse just to the right amount of fashion and functionality on the streets.
The Menswear Enthusiast
Borrowed from the boys, the menswear enthusiast’s penchant for dressing like a dude makes her feel more at ease and at home in her boyfriend’s clothes than her own. Classic, chic tailoring and suiting in timeless patterns and prints like herringbone and plaid have her on the in with the old boys club.
The Floral Crowned Queen
Delightful in delicate beauty, the truly feminine floral crowned queen spends her days dreaming of Coachella and her nights dancing in the dark, staying true to her style icon Lana Del Ray. This gypsy beauty queens dons a floral crown for all to see with a regal and romantic edge that’s sure to have followers praising her pretty blooms.