|Borderline Street Picks: June/July/August|
Borderline Street Picks: June/July/August
1. Berlin, Glam Canyon
Nick: I view this as the outfit you can wear literally anywhere. Casually cool, yet also quite pulled together and smart, the way these pieces are paired together wouldn't be expensive to emulate but looks like a million bucks.
Carrie: Normally I don't favor green, but this particular shade looks dynamite against her pleasantly pale complexion: witness a garment well chosen by someone who knows how to dress to her assets. I also applaud the perfectly suited choice of haircuts and the understated accessories.
2. Berlin, Stil In Berlin
Nick: What I love here is the combining of drop-crotch pants with some unexpected pieces that have an old-world gentleman quality. The result is modern but handsome, and decidedly masculine despite the fashion-forward harem silhouette.
Carrie: I appreciate the attention to fabric and drape going on here, and totally agree with Nick's assessment of the masculine balance being struck. This is also one of the best footwear choices I've yet seen with a fitted harem pant, and would work perfectly for either sex.
3. NYC, Altamira
Carrie: Though a pale pink jumpsuit isn't on my list of likely favorites, something about the fresh face and cute vintage shoes totally win me over here. Anything this loose and un-clingy is also a great choice for feeling comfortable in the heat without showing tons of skin.
Nick: I seriously love the proportion and fit of the jumpsuit paired with the socks and shoes. I'm also in favor of the way cut-off shorts are being casually upgraded with the perfect vintage purse and classic sandals.
4. Copenhagen, Copenhagen Street Style
Carrie: I am a VERY difficult sell when it comes to prints, but I love what she is doing here. The fact that the print is framed in black like a piece of wearable art is certainly agreeable as well.
Nick: This outfit is as simple as it can possibly be (sac dress + black shoe + bobby pin) but has all the impact of a seriously well-executed ensemble.
5. NYC, Altamira
Nick: I'm mesmerized by the graphic effect of her shoes, with the white blending directly into her skin.
Carrie: She does a great job of balancing out her bodycon dress with something much more fluid in the form of an amorphous sweater and asymmetrical jewelry.
6. Berlin, Stil In Berlin
Nick: Clearly I'm in love with his oversized grey t-shirt. Admittedly, it is an extremely difficult look to pull off but here he is doing it with ease.
Carrie: For me this shot is all about the details: the watch, the knee gash, the black jersey peekaboo at the neckline.
7. Tel Aviv, The Streets Walker
Nick: The guy in this picture has been featured on Borderline more than once, and for good reason. He has a canny way of making vintage pieces look decidedly modern.
Carrie: I give these two major points for casual beauty, from her perfectly tousled braid to his partial beard and minimalist glasses. I'm also totally endeared to him for the silk scarf he has tied to the handle of his case.
8. Copenhagen, Copenhagen Street Style
Carrie: Oh. My. God. Sleeveless blazer shirtdress in a neutral color.
Nick: In addition to the clearly amazing one-piece wonder she's wearing here, the accessories in this shot are a lesson in impeccable dressing. Also impeccable: her off-kilter chignon.
9. Berlin, The Trendy Crew
Carrie: The gill-like structure on the front of this top is an exercise in the beauty of draping. You can't get this kind of light play on anything but a draped black silk garment worn on a sunny day.
Nick: I love her side-swept red hair and alabaster skin paired with an all-black combo. The look is graphic but light and summery instead of heavy and severe.