If you asked us a few years ago how long we thought the street style phenomenon would stick, we never would have guessed it would become as influential as it has. Scott Schuman (a.k.a. The Sartorialist) and Garance Doré even scored the CFDA’s Media Award this week, notably the first bloggers to do so.
With the ability to share trends and inspirations from some of the largest cities and smallest towns, street style has launched new online community of fashion lovers that highlights the diversity of personal style found around the globe.
As such, street style blogs have now become our go-to resource for discovering new looks, and between the chunky heels, waffle knits, and colorful ensembles we’ve spotted thus far, we have a slew of exciting new ideas on how to dress for summer.
Looking for tips on how to be photographed yourself Pops of color are clearly the way to go. Plus, denim on denim can actually be interpreted as fashion-forward — if it’s done correctly. Lastly, master mixed patterns and you’re almost guaranteed to get your picture snapped.
The biggest nugget of inspiration that we’re tucking away for this summer — street style subject hopefuls or otherwise — is taking a risk goes a long way. Who knows? You might just influence somebody else.
Overlapping pops of color are sure to catch eyes. We're especially loving this citrine satchel with hot salmon nails found on Brighton The Day.
Ripped jeans and concert tee? Simply perfection.
Platform metallic oxfords... need we say more?
Zebra harem pants paired with leather and a messy top knot is the epitome of unfussy cool.
Black and a pop of neon keeps is a winning summer contrast.
Orange rain boots, a waffle knit sweater and a taupe carry-all make up the epitome of modern English rose style.
Who said you have to store fur away for the summer month? Get your furry fix with a luxurious clutch.
High-waisted denim is all the rage this summer, and we love the idea of rugged cut-offs paired with a crisp white blazer.
We're still loving tribal prints this summer. We even love how these bright colored bracelets accentuate the fun color palette.
Sharp metallic heels paired with an oversize feminine floral.
Blue on denim would normally be a fashion "don't," but this fashionista pulls it off by tying in a bright yellow bag.
Ombre blues and flowing locks have a dreamy, under-the-sea quality.
A Disney tee is a playful touch in this otherwise grown-up look.
A bright printed blazer can give any outfit an immediate boost of chic-ness.
We love the peekaboo lace, nude lip and cat-eye combo. It's somewhere between Marilyn Monroe and "Desperately Seeking Susan."
Simple white and pastel pink makes this color combo easy to emulate this summer.
An oversized blouse and pleated mini give off the perfect balance of sized proportions. The loafers and socks combo isn't too shabby either!
Patterned pants are our current obsession, and this tropical pair makes us yearn for a long weekend in the sun.
A patterned jumpsuit with an enormous poppy covering the entire back is bold and beautiful, especially paired with some sharp silver heels.
Leather might not telegraph "summer," but this strong-shouldered mini feels perfect for summer night dancing.
Gold accents are definitely trending this summer and Chanel (of course) never goes out of style.
Never doubt the power of a tough military jacket or cheetah accent, or, in this case, both.
Cobalt blue is one the "It" summer colors. If the color intimidates you as far as clothing is concerned, try incorporating the hue in a punchy accessory.
We never tire of a classic summer knit and denim cut-off combo.
Brighten up an average or simple outfit with bold red lips and lime green accents.
This Dallas blogger incorporates fabulous western elements into her street style with the tassels and turquoise belt buckle.
With the athletic trend on the rise, don't hesitate to infuse sportswear into your daily look.
Tropical prints are this summer's go-to.
Everyone loves "Man Repeller" Leandra Medine! Take to her advice and layer up on light fabrics for the summer.
Never underestimate a simple sandal for the summer, especially if it has that "something extra."
Experiment with slouchy, boyfriend-style shorts for a relaxed look.
A see-through and patterned dress is a stylish way to keep cool -- as long as you use the proper undergarments.
Leather and denim make is a classic "bad girl" combination, though the slinky heels and stylish clutch keep this look sophisticated, not tomboy-ish.
Denim dresses and overalls are quickly becoming unconventional summer must-haves.
Accessorize spring looks with belts and splashes of floral as seen on Blair from Atlantic-Pacific.
Juxtapose florals and stripes for a refreshing and unique look illustrated like This Time Tomorrow.
Layer neon on neon for an even louder and fearless look. If you feel you can pull it off, go for it! This gal on Stylebomb certainly can!
Stripes, leather and animal print nails? This photo on The SF Style provides us with the ultimate rocker chick look.
Denim vests are popping up everywhere. Pair them with T-shirts or sun dresses for a casual summer look.
Pretty in pastel is both classic and a definite summer "do."