Fashion season is upon us, and our Instagram feeds are currently being flooded with the most captivating looks from the streets and the catwalks. But when every day is a photo op, how to decide what to wear? We asked some street-style veterans about their favourite pavement-pounding outfits to date, and the key pieces they're buying for S/S '19.
Anna Vitiello (Writer, Stylist And Co-Founder Of & Finally)
Best Street Style Look: An Attico pink moire dress with puff sleeves that I styled with a pink satin Chanel bag. It’s not often someone goes out in a full baby pink look in the day. Sometimes going for it is the answer.
Piece that defines the season: I love retro-inspired bags like Gabriela Hearst's Diana bag. It’s such a unique silhouette that would look chic styled with a structured boxy blazer and strappy sandals.
The accessible piece: High waist trousers in slightly 'off' neutrals are my mainstay because they feel far more polished than any skinny jean ever can. I love this pair from Mango (£49.99, Mango).
Chrissy Rutherford (Senior Digital Fashion Editor At Harper’s Bazaar USA)
Best street style look: My yellow Saks Potts coat. The coat is a statement piece, so I kept it super simple underneath with high-waisted jeans and a black top. The colour and vintage cut just feels really glamorous.
Piece that defines the season: The Saks Potts coat — while they're quite a bold choice, they're great for everyday and it's an easy way to look polished with jeans. I want it in black — it’s be great over a cocktail dress.
The accessible piece: A pair of high-waisted, straight cut jeans. I love playing around with the styling of denim because it can either be very casual or a little dressy.
Alexandra Carl (Fashion Director At Rika magazine)
Best street style look: A Chloe blazer with Levi’s 501 jeans (£85, Levi) and a white tee, accessorised with and a silk scarf and cowboy boots — it’s such an easy look. I love when things aren’t over styled.
Piece that defines the season: The blazer – especially when paired with cycling shorts. I’d wear it layered under coats in winter to add different textures to your look and in spring with jeans or ankle length skirts.
The accessible piece: A beige trench coat from Arket goes with anything.
Laure Hériard Dubreuil (The Webster)
Best street style look: Layering and colour are two of my favourite things. This Maison Rabih Kayrouz coat is practical for the cold, but the mix of prints and textures feel like sunshine.
Pick of the season: I’m obsessed with jewellery and Begum Khan Squirrel earrings are precious, colourful and fun. Wear with anything and everything. They instantly transform your mood.
The accessible piece: An Isabel Marant men’s Striped T-Shirt in XS (£190, Isabel Marant). It can be easily dressed up or down — a T-shirt with a printed skirt is my uniform in spring.
Sarah Rutson (Chief Brand Officer of The Collected Group)
Best street style look: ‘I live in a loosely tailored suit — it feels very relaxed with sneakers. I wear it as separates a lot too — the trousers with a chunky sweater, or the jacket with a long silk skirt.
Piece that defines the season: A striped co-ord. An Equipment one is perfect worn together with a camel jacket over, but the trousers are great to wear with a loose tee and a flat sandal on vacation.
The Accessible piece: A Current/Elliot tee is something that I will live in, you can add a blazer to make it more office appropriate.
Tiffany Hsu (Buying Director Of MyTheresa.com)
Best street style look: I love playing with proportions, mixing an oversized mohair scarf from Loewe (£250, Lowe) with a mini-box bag from Mark Cross; this mix of big vs. small works best in bright, loud shades.
Piece that defines the season: Leather Tibi pants — they’re so comfortable. The rich shade can be teamed with anything from a bright sweater to a patterned blouse.
The accessible piece: For a piece that is both versatile and chic, I’m going with a Ganni leopard shirt which is a mainstay print for Spring/Summer 19.
Elizabeth Von Der Goltz (Global Buying Director At Net-a-Porter)
Best street style look: The challenge at fashion week is looking stylish and feeling comfortable when travelling between shows, even when it’s freezing outside. I always choose a heel height of 3 inches or under.
Piece of the season: Nanushka’s vegan leather is so smooth and easy to pair with anything. This dress is so versatile — wear on its own or dress it up with a high heel and big accessories.
The accessible piece: This trench coat is perfect for London weather especially in spring — the silk-satin material is light and floaty and looks great with both dresses and pants.
Bettina Looney (Influencer And Personal Shopper)
Best street style look: My favourite flared trousers from Fiorucci, which are also the comfiest trousers I own, that I wore with an oversized Chanel cropped blazer and a matching navy Chanel bag.
Piece of the season: Anything made from rattan, woven rope or raffia. The neutral tones so go with anything. I love a rattan bag with a fun pair of trousers.
The accessible item: A brown coat — I’ll will be wearing this for the rest of the season.
Celenie Seidel (Market Editor At Farfetch)
Best street style look: This silky set was the easiest thing I’ve ever worn at fashion week, it felt like I’d gotten away with wearing pyjamas. Comfort is key — if you feel self conscious, it’s just not worth it.
Piece of the season: I’ve justified the hypothetical purchase of long Prada leather jacket in my head many ways… I see it worn with mini suede skirts, fun patterned trousers and slip dresses in summer.
The accessible item: A Ganni striped lurex knit camisole (€119, Farfetch) which I’m really looking forward to wearing layered over thin turtlenecks in early spring, or over a bikini for beach trips in summer.
Lisa Aiken (Fashion Director Of Moda Operandi)
Best street style look: Colour palette trends work really well - A leopard top layered underneath the neutral brown dress injects something that feels new and makes the trend my own.
Piece of the season: Daniel Lee’s first accessories collection for Bottega Veneta looks set to win the heart of the Celine woman. It's a luxurious purchase, but it goes with everything.
The Accessible item: A Rixo skirt works both for the office and a relaxed weekend. It’s infinitely adaptable — I’ll wear it with a belted blazer for fashion week and swap for a racer-back vest in summer.
Brie Welch (Stylist)
Best street style look: There is something coherent about monochrome. You’re forced to seek out the details — like the quilting on a black satin wrap jacket and the two-tone jean with printing on one leg.
Piece of the season: I love this white satin double breasted blazer from Sies Marjan (€1,602, Farfetch). I’d keep it tonal with a cropped white trouser or pair with a mini slip dress and sneakers.
Accessible piece: I have these quilted khaki guys from Ganni. They’re great with a square neck tank in summer and black roll neck and tights until the warmth comes.