12 Street Style Looks to Copy This Fall
You have a practically endless array of options when it comes to finding style inspiration. There are fashion blogs and Instagram accounts. There are TV shows, magazine,s and movies. There are celebrities to watch and locals to learn from on the streets of your city — there are even endless photos of off-duty models and other fashion elite. In fact, street style photos may be among the best ways to get some new ideas when you’re in a style rut.
Fortunately, fall is the perfect time to get inspired. Ahead, we’ve collected some of our favorite street style looks. Whether you’re a minimalist who wears black head to toe or a maximalist with every color of the rainbow in your closet, there’s something for you. Check out our favorite.
1. Menswear-inspired minimalism
Kate Lanphear, former Maxim editor-in-chief and current leader of Google’s Fashion Week search project, attends the Bally Women’s Spring Summer 2017 Press Presentation in Milan. This ensemble is the perfect inspiration for anyone who appreciates a menswear approach to womenswear. The long trench, the cropped trousers, and the shiny double monks are all pieces we’d love to have in our closets this fall.
2. Oversized everything
Fashion blogger Aysegul Kaplan attends the launch party for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul, demonstrating classic pieces in oversized silhouettes are a chic new twist on those staples that just about everybody has in their closet. A boxy white shirt just shot to the top of our fall shopping list.
3. Volume, volume, and more volume
Another perfect image if you need some ideas on how to wear an oversized white shirt? This photo of fashion director Isabelle Kountoure is a great start. While most people will tell you to balance out volume on top with a form-fitting skirt or pant, Kountoure demonstrates it can sometimes look just as chic to pair volume with volume.
4. Borrowed-from-the-boys accessorizing
There’s a reason why “borrowed from the boys” is a thing. You can learn something from just about all of the guests at fashion weeks around the world. In this photo, a guest is pictured before the Dolce Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week. This look seems pretty easy to accomplish: Just pair a crisp tuxedo shirt with a silk scarf and a pair of ultra-reflective sunglasses.
5. Always more menswear
Another great look to steal from the guys? The classic combination of a blazer and jeans, topped with a great hat. In this picture, hat maker Nick Fouquet attends the Borsalino by Nick Fouquet capsule collection cocktail launch during Milan Fashion Week. Take a cue from his look by pairing a sleek navy blazer with your favorite pair of jeans (whether they’re blue, black, or gray), and don’t forget to add a statement-making hat to the ensemble.
6. The single statement piece
If you prefer to keep things simple, this look is for you. In this photo, Julissa Bermudez attends the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet Spring/Summer 2017 Presentation during New York Fashion Week. Her ensemble illustrates that sometimes you don’t need a statement-making top to create an outfit that steals the spotlight. Instead, look for trousers with interesting details or a unique silhouette.
7. Show-stealing outerwear
Fashion blogger Susie Lau attends the Alberta Ferretti show during Milan Fashion Week, showing off exactly what “statement coat” really means. Shorter jackets may be easier to find and more practical for everyday wear, but when you really want to stand out, a coat with some length and some volume is definitely a good way to go.
8. Making the classics fun again
Speaking of length, there’s no better time than fall to try out an ankle-length skirt. In this photo, Amber Le Bon attends the Topshop Unique show during London Fashion Week at Old Spitalfields Market. This ensemble would look completely different if the skirt were a single, solid color, or if the shirt were buttoned all the way up to the neck. But by choosing fun stripes and a shirt with unique details, Le Bon creates a fun and fashion-forward outfit that still offers some protection against the autumn chill.
9. Bold colors and contemporary silhouettes
Model Sara Sampaio poses after the Dolce Gabbana show at Milan Fashion Week. The combination of a structured crop top and a black pair of jeans is simple and contemporary, with a streamlined look. Plus, the bold pairing of black and red is enough to make any neutral dresser reconsider adding some color.
10. Bold accessorizing
Want another way to pair black and red without going quite so bold as Sampaio’s look? Then take a cue from fashion designer Sofia Gongli, pictured here at White Milano during Milan Fashion Week. If you have a penchant for wearing black head to toe, consider swapping your typical black or brown glasses for a bolder pair. Try red, as Gongli does here. Or, opt for another bright color like blue or green, or go for a contrasting tortoise. Whichever color you choose, a heavy frame will make the look extra-bold.
11. Contrasting textures
A leather jacket can be the perfect fall layer. It pairs easily with jeans and T-shirts, sweaters, and even mini dresses. It can pair easily with more unexpected pieces, too. Balance the softness of a jersey dress with the bold lines of a classic moto jacket and you’re in business.
12. Edgy classics
Further evidence of the leather jacket’s versatility? This outfit on Clara Paget, attending the Versus show during London Fashion Week. We love a trim, cropped pant with a short jacket any day. Choosing a leather jacket adds extra edge to the ensemble.