|Borderline Street Picks: April/May|
1. Paris, The Streets Walker
Nick: The dramatic proportions of length and size created by the jacket and pants here are amazing, and this is a perfect example of impeccable personal style versus any sort of specific trend.
Carrie: I always love the images that are captured of Vika as she schools the streets of Paris with her impressive sense of shape and angle as they pertain to styling an outfit. Plus, I admit to finding her's one of the best haircuts among the fashion glitterati.
2. Barcelona, Trendy Crew
Nick: I love the proportions here, as well as the artful tucking of the shirt. I've also been loving round sunglasses this year, and her mirrored pair is particularly well-sized plus the shape is nicely echoed by her necklace.
Carrie: Floral patterns are always a tough sell for me, so the abstract print on her pants seems to me to be the perfect alternative. Plus, her leather cage shoes are the type of genius summer item that you can wear with everything no matter how casual or non.
3. Berlin, Glam Canyon
Carrie: I had to pick this shot based solely on the outstanding fit of the pants, which I think would translate equally well on either sex. I also appreciate the layering effect created by his off-kilter sleeve rolling.
Nick: I think what I find so appealing here is the success of a truly effortless outfit. It balances the line between casual and formal with mastery, and all without relying on anything fussy, overtly expensive, or over-the-top-fashion-y.
4. Copenhagen, Copenhagen Street Style
Nick: Though it isn't the first detail you notice, after studying this shot I'm most impressed by the ultra-high-waisted slouchy/skinny pant paired with an oversized menswear jacket.
Carrie: I heartily second Nick's appreciation of the pants in this shot, and think they are complemented perfectly by the standard issue combat boots. Since a decently non-fussy handbag (one that is rather more lux than a tote bag, that is) can be rare indeed, I also want voice appreciation for her taste in this category.
5. Tel Aviv, The Streets Walker
Nick: Lately I've not been seeing many street shots that inspire me with the use of color. In this case, I was immediately spurned to start seeking out shades of olive for my wardrobe. That palette transitions so well into Fall that is seems like a doubly-smart buy during the summer.
Carrie: Though I also love the palette here, I'm even more impressed by yet another outstanding (and totally unisex) pant fit. From the rope sandals to the slightly strange sunglasses his accessory choices are a bit cheeky overall, which of course I like as well.
6. Madrid, Style Clicker
Carrie: What I love most about this shot is the new way of goth dressing it seems to herald. The effect here is more about general attitude than costume-y literalism, and I think it is a cool way to interpret the look I've loved since I heard my first Cure album in fourth grade.
Nick: When I first saw this photo I said "Wow, this is the Spanish Samantha Pleet!" without hesitation. That comparison aside, I love how she pulls of the hat in such an un-contrived manner and the way her choice of color, cut, and pattern in her dress flatters her figure and coloring so well.