Whether it was fashion editors wearing the latest designer pieces or everyday women mixing and matching thrift store finds, it’s been a year of great street style. Below are the 10 best street style looks of 2014:
10. A Russian woman, via Style.com
This girl looks so casually chic in a tan jacket with contrasting leather sleeves over a white button-down and skater skirt. We love her effortlessly glamorous look.
9. Giovanna Battaglia, via Vogue España
We love a good leopard print! Multi-tasking fashion editor Giovanna (she’s contributing fashion editor at W Magazine and Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Japan) looks like an old-fashioned Italian movie star in her leopard trench and giant sunglasses.
8. A woman in London, via The Sartorialist
There’s something very swinging sixties about this girl’s monochromatic outfit. We don’t know if it’s the turtleneck or the textured mini, but she looks like she could be Twiggy’s twin! An oversized rosey clutch is the perfect finishing touch.
7. A New York woman, via The Sartorialist
We told you we loved leopard print! This cool girl layers her fuzzy leopard coat over a chic all-black ensemble (we love the juxtaposition of leopard over leather) and finishes things off with the coolest blue brogues.
6. Kristina Bazan, via Vanessa Jackman
Swiss fashion blogger Kristina Bazan embraces her inner girly girl in this collared, long-sleeved, acid green dress. We love the quilted varsity jacket casually thrown over her shoulders.
5. Caroline Issa, via StyleBistro
The chief executive and fashion director of too-cool-for-school arts and fashion culture publication Tank Magazine shows off her mile-long legs in a lavender mini dress. We love the look of the long jacket with the short dress – it evokes borrowing your date’s jacket after a high school dance, in the best way.
4. Josefien Rodermans, via Models Jam
Now this is how you layer! Model Josefien Rodermans does army green over white denim over plaid flawlessly by sticking to a neutral colour palette. An orange and brown printed scarf adds flair.
3. A woman at Art Basel in Miami, via Style.com
This girl is the living embodiment of preppy cool in a black and white striped shift dress with a contrasting sweater tied over her shoulders.
2. Theany, 17, of San Francisco, via SF Looks
Courtney Love would be proud of Theany’s cool ’90s grunge style. The sweater’s a thrifted find that she cropped herself. You’ve got to admire her DIY spirit.
1. Sari, 27, of Helsinki, via Hel Looks
Sari definitely took a fashion risk by mixing so many patterns and textures, but we think it paid off. We especially love the long sheer top layered under the floral crop top!
Want to make it onto next year’s list? The easiest way to get street-style snapped is to wear a statement topper. Try our Tomboy Cape in Plaid on for size, and don’t be shocked when you get stopped by Tommy Ton.