Go ahead – look twice. Taiwan-based accessory brand JumpFromPaper is poised for street-style fame with its cartoonish 2D bags. Staring at these playful pieces for too long might make your brain hurt, but it’s worth it.

JumpFromPaper BagsImage via JumpFromPaper

The collection features a range of backpacks, crossbodies, and handbags with bright blue, yellow, and red accents. In sporty styles and bold hues, the bags look pretty unreal.

Now this is an optical illusion we can get behind. And the onlookers these quirky pieces guarantee is incentive enough to buy one.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2015

Ulyana Sergeenko, the Russian street-style sensation and couture fashion designer, is known for dressing to the nines. Her signature look combines old-world luxe with uber-feminine details. And in this week’s picks, there’s no denying she’d catch a photographer’s eye.

Most Coveted

  1. Chanel Leather Kisses Tote. This bag? It’s one for the ages. Let the artsy pattern stand out against a neutral look.
  2. IPPOLITA Rock Candy Diamond and Amethyst Earrings. So maybe you’re not a regular at the ballet or in the front row at every fashion show. You’ll still sparkle with these translucent chandelier earrings.
  3. Jimmy Choo “Avril” Pump. Rethink the ladylike trend with a bold hue. Just stick to a pointy-toed pump.
  4. Albert Nipon Satin Dress Suit. A matching dress and coat has always been a calling card for royals. Satin makes the look even more regal.

By Elizabeth Burns, Assistant Fashion Editor

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March 2, 2015

With snow blanketing much of the continent this month, our sweatpants are in heavier rotation than we’d like to admit. Wondering how to walk out of the house with that oh-so-fleecy feeling intact? Read up on how to style them for work, play, and the weekend.

How to Style Sweatpants

Looks via Native Fox, Song of Style, and Northern Light 

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February 25, 2015

Alexander Wang has only been at Balenciaga for a couple of years, but he’s already left a mark on the house’s bag game. His latest addition? The Neo Classic Mini, a petite shoulder bag with a chain strap that has street-style star written all over it.

Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini

Image via Style.com

This newest style builds off the Balenciaga heritage while keeping the designer’s modern aesthetic in mind. The duo of top-notch leather and minimal hardware has become a signature within Alexander’s namesake label, so its no surprise that the formula also works for the iconic French house.

Currently, the $1,635 bag comes in black, navy, and a very photogenic shade of bubblegum pink. And in January, a limited-edition, electric-blue option will hit the brand’s online store. All eyes are on February though, when it’s pretty much guaranteed that the Neo Classic Mini will be spotted on shoulders throughout fashion month.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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December 18, 2014

Men, it’s okay to admit it. You look at street style shots from Fashion Week, too. You see the same faces over and over again. But who are these guys? They confidently walk the streets wearing floppy hats, denim-on-denim, and camo-everything, but there’s more to them than that. They’re designers, editors, fashion directors – the list goes on. And lucky for us, GQ has made it easy to identify them all.


Images via GQ.com

How, you ask? With street style trading cards. On one side, a name, illustration, and city of residence. On the other, the breakdown: what the man does, who he works for, what his uniform is, and what his trademark moves are.

Of course, “the most photographed man in menswear,” consultant and designer Nick Wooster, was featured. GQ described his uniform as “[a]n eclectic mash-up of traditional menswear, envelope-pushing items from Paris and Japan, and generally every big get grail piece you wish you owned.” A worthy style inspiration, no?

L’Uomo Vogue‘s fashion editor-at-large, Robert Rabensteiner, also made the cut. His trademark moves? He “[s]inglehandedly made floppy hats and wizard coats badass. Owns over 1,000 scarves, rarely spotted without one.” But don’t go thinking the drawing does him any justice. That salt-and-pepper beard looks way cooler in photos. 

Maybe you wouldn’t necessarily dress like these guys tomorrow, next year, or ever, but they’re prime examples of what personal style is all about. So head over to GQ and take note.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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September 9, 2014

From bloggers to It girls and editors, the street-style set knows a thing or two about fashion. (Just Google “street style” and you’ll see what we mean.) Want in on their sartorial secret? Below, our fashion director, Jackie, defines the most popular trends coming down the sidewalks.

The Top 3 Street-Style Trends: Our Fashion Director Breaks It Down

1. Bold Printed Dresses
“They’re a summer must-have. Pair with high-wattage extras, like mirrored sunglasses, for more impact.”

2. Edgy-Meets-Refined Ensembles
“Sweet-yet-edgy outfits are everywhere right now. Mix feminine and daring pieces (like an A-line dress and moto jacket) for an instantly cool look.”

3. Statement Accessories
“This season, the bolder the accessories, the better. Try combining studded bags with sky-high heels. And when it comes to jewelry, think big – the right necklace can make even a basic tee shine.”

Our Street-Style Star: Trending Looks to Own Now Boutique opens Wednesday, June 25, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 25, 2014

We’ve all been there. Making a coffee run, heading home from the gym, or sitting down to brunch only to be stopped in our tracks by a passerby’s flawless ensemble. But lest we disturb (or, worse, scare) the supremely chic being, we watch wistfully as the Perfect Outfit saunters by, along with any hope of learning where it came from. However, thanks to a new app called The Hunt, we no longer have to invade someone’s personal space to steal his or her great style.

The Hunt Fashion App
                                                                                                        Image via highsnobiety.com

Instead, all that’s required is The Hunt and a healthy dose of stealth. Using the app, simply snap a quick photo of the fashionably gifted guy or girl (taking care to not include his or her face) and then share it with fellow users who, with their own fashion savviness, can help identify the items. Consider it crowdsourcing couture.

Not quite ready to play paparazzi? Try snapping pictures of celebrities you see online or in magazines before you take to the streets in search of great style.

Head over to Glamour to read more about The Hunt.

By Lindsay Lambert, Editor

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April 2, 2014

Twice a year, bloggers, socialites, and editors flock to the world’s four fashion capitals for runway show after runway show. And every time, they somehow end up being the most photographed and outfit-inspiring people there. So, who should you look out for next time Fashion Month rolls around? The three street-style stars below. Trust me – come September, you won’t be disappointed.

Three Street-Style Stars to Watch

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March 14, 2014

During Spring Fashion Week, A-line skirts were seen coming down just about every runway. And now, a short five months later, we’ve spotted the flattering skirt on several Fall Fashion Week showgoers. Seeing how the style set is putting together pieces from the season prior? That’s what NYFW street style is all about.

A-Line Skirts at Fashion Week

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 12, 2014

Here at New York Fashion Week, it’s cold – and I mean really cold. So to keep warm without sacrificing style, many showgoers are turning to chic toppers. From wide-brimmed wonders to bold fedoras, here’s how NYFW street style is taking headwear to new heights.

Street-Style Hats at New York Fashion Week

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 10, 2014