“A new dress isn’t going to get you anywhere. It’s the life you live in that dress.”
That’s a quote from fashion doyenne Diana Vreeland, who made her observation long before street style reached phenom status. But her philosophy still has legs. These days, fashion lovers are living it up in self-styled looks and providing inspiration for others online in the form of outfit posts. Creativity begets creativity, favoring wildly original points of view over the tired redundancy of fashion clones.
Seek inspiration and ye shall find. There’s enough idiosyncratic style at the following sites to satisfy even a Vreelandian appetite.
Atlantic-Pacific (atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com): A recent post titled “Red” is a vision of romance with a sexy edge (check the shoes). Leopard print and leather make regular appearances, too, earning this bi-coastal blog a serious stamp of approval.
Dapper Lou (dapperlou.com): The attraction at Dapper Lou is elevated men’s style. A mix of “Just Dapper” shots of Lougé himself and pics of other “Street Gents” keeps the ever-changing view fresh and intoxicating.
Lookbook.nu: The roots of my outfit post interest can be traced back to Lookbook.nu. Described as a “collective fashion consciousness,” the site brings together guys and dolls from around the world who dress to impress and post looks. Viewers can “hype” what they like and create enough buzz to land someone on the front page. From there, I found a new favorite blog to follow by Brazilian beauty Flåvia Desgranges van der Linden, called fashioncoolture.com.
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