4 Things Street Style Taught Me | NYFW

One of the series that happens around here is what I like to call street style school or the title you read above. Through the eyes of my favorite street style photographer, Tommy Ton, we bounce from New York, all the way to Pareeee, learning key lessons in life...erm something like that. And what better way to polish up our sartorial academia than starting with NYFW?

Let us commence class. 

Lesson 1: Pull a button down switcharoo

Camille  shows how a different take on the classic button down can turn sexy in a matter of seconds with the help of a higher knot around the waist. To avoid looking schoolgirl turned bad, don't pull a Britney Spears and pair with a short skirt. Instead, denim does the trick. Another way to style this season's staple? Literally turn the top around (don't look at me like that!) I've down this with countless cardigans and I can guarantee (with my clairvoyant ways) that you'll be seeing this look on a screen soon.

Lesson 2: Barbie Pink

Back in the good ole days of 2006, I loved pink more than High School Musical. Then, it took a sad, sad, turn... adios pinko. Well, you see, that love has returned in the form of baby pink. It isn't for the pink ladies anymore or just the girlie girls. Take note above.

Lesson 3: Burnt Sienna

Confession time....Before, I learnt what this color was actually called, I'd refer to it as "a pumpkin that is darker than a orange, but not like ugly". Descriptive, no? For someone who tends to wear tons of neutrals, the return of burnt sienna is music to my ears. Either make it dramatic with a high neck top a la street style or wear it like a normal person. Whatever floats your boat.

Lesson 4: Ruffles Catch the Eye

What I always find fascinating season after season, is that fact that people dress to be photographed. Let us reminisce on the days when everyone wore black to the shows. Now? It's a circus for fashion. If you'd care to be snapped by Tommy and the gang, ruffles and movement and  anything that screams look at me does the trick. Don't take this for me hating on ruffles.... Reformation turned me back onto them after coming out with those chic-beyond- words two piece sets (worn above)

 

*All photos by Tommy Ton.

 

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