Fashion

Styling Tricks for a Chic Feminine Street Style Using Your Wardrobe Staples

Street fashion is all the rage among young people.

Its attractive point? You can’t go wrong with it because it asserts individuality and it does not pay that much attention to popular styles. Street fashion is all about you — the clothes that meet your personal aesthetic sense and the functionality of an outfit.

As carefree as this style may be, there are a lot of young women who find it challenging to put together chic and feminine street styles. They have this notion that chic street fashion needs to be edgy all the time. Therefore, it’s less of a hassle to just run with trends. There’s nothing wrong with this, but only going with the trend limits the fun and creativity you can get from your outfits.

So, if you are looking for a way to get more out of your wardrobe, consider adopting a street approach to your clothing. Besides, it’s not as outrageous as it may seem.

To help you test the street fashion waters, here are the best styling tricks for creating feminine street-chic outfits.

Trick No. 1: Layer, Layer, Layer

Here are two easy ways to layer for a street look.

1. Skirt over trousers

There’s nothing like layering to give outfits street credibility, and it’s always smart to focus on bottom pieces. If you want to style a long and pleated skirt so it’s more comfortable and a little out of the ordinary, wear trousers underneath.

The trousers will surely serve as an intriguing feature of the overall style, but not only that. On a cold day, they can keep you warm, and if you’re not too keen on exposing your legs, trousers are the perfect solution.

2. Dress over or under a skirt

Another layering strategy for recreating feminine street style is to wear a dress over or under a skirt. Just give it a try, and you will find that it achieves a rather unique yet straightforward overall look.

For example, you have a breezy abaya style long dress that is your favorite resort wear. You can give it a sexier silhouette by wearing a wraparound pencil skirt over it.  Or, provide the dress with a new point of interest by wearing a longer pleated maxi skirt underneath.

Trick No. 2: Don’t Forget Your Head

Street fashion is an overall look — meaning, it covers all the bases, including the head. Here are your options for quick and easy head styling.

1. Wear a hat

A lot of people are still not sold to the idea of wearing a hat to complete their look, but it’s a simple addition to your getup that can make a whole world of difference. Invest in a beret, newsboy hat, a big floppy hat, or a baseball cap because they can make your street look even more cohesive.

Wear hats more often. Not only are they fashionable, but you also get the added benefit of sun protection from hats with a brim.

2. Try different head wraps

If you have a collection of scarves in your wardrobe, put them to better use by wearing them on your head. There are so many ways you can don a head wrap, and you can learn how by simply going online where demonstrations or tutorials are available.

With head wraps, you can completely hide your hair, or wear them more like hippie headbands to keep your locks away from your face.

Trick No. 3: Have Fun With Footwear

One of the most essential components of street style is the choice of footwear. Here are two of the best picks:

1. Sneakers

It completely makes sense that sneakers are street fashion staples because these shoes are truly made for walking (and running). They look great with practically any feminine outfit, be it a kimono-style dress, a short denim dress, or even a tutu-inspired tulle skirt.

Additionally, sneakers come in amazing designs these days — definitely eye-catching, which is what street style is all about.

2. Kitten heels with socks

Take a cue from the French who are all about kitten heels because they add height but do not feel terrible to walk around in. These shoes typically have a sophisticated appeal to them; but if you want to give them an edgy vibe, pair them with socks.

The socks make the footwear, in millennial speak, “fa-shun,” especially if they are in vibrant colors and dynamic patterns.

See, a few little changes here and there can make your trendy wardrobe staples more “street.” The styling tricks shared above are super easy to implement, and they’re the perfect foundation to build your confidence in creating amped-up feminine street looks in the future.

AUTHOR BIO

Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colorful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.