June 16, 2010
Dawn Poh

Who do you look to for inspiration? Do you look to style icons like Alexa Chung and Kate Lanphear, or would you much rather look at what others are wearing on the streets? I admit that I belong to the latter category – street styles are just so diverse and much suited for daily wear. Sure, Alexa Chung might look perfect most of the time but how many of us can afford top to toe designer togs? (If you can, I wouldn’t even bother with surfing for inspiration – just hire her stylist.) The styles you see on the streets are so much more real and practical, not to mention attainable. I have not had the chance to dress up for a long time due to work, so surfing online for street snaps soon became a nightly fixture for me. Here are some of my favourites off the streets of Tokyo, from DropSnap and Style-Arena.jp

I seriously love this coordinate. It’s such a gorgeous silhouette – and the hair! The hair!

I love her shoes so much. And looking at her really makes me contemplate hacking off a good 10 inches off my hair.

This look is so simple and chic. I definitely see myself wearing something like that soon. Time to dig out the embarrassing metal t-shirts I’ve amassed during my angsty teenage years!

Where do you get your inspiration from, or are you a fashion ninja and can pull a perfect coordinate from your closet blind?

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8 Responses to “Inspirations from the streets”

  1. Lyana says:

    Awesome outfit posts. I agree, street style as inspiration is so much more realistic and it shows that you can definitely be fashionable and unique without the brand names.

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks! I never believe in spending more than you have to anyway – I think it’s okay to spend a few thousand on good shoes and bags, but I just cannot agree with $500 for a YSL T-shirt!

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  2. Karolina says:

    You’re right, not all can afford the clothes from the top shelf. That is why I like to look for clothes in the shops with cheap clothing or thrift shops. I draw my inspiration from the street and I have some fav blogs that I follow. I am a simple girl who dress in sh and stores like H&M, where everyone can find something for a reasonable price.

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    Dawn replied on

    I wish singapore have thrift stores like in the states! I think thrifting isn’t a common practice here, though I hope it’ll pick up one day. Most of my clothes are from H&M and the likes too, I really think there’s nothing to be ashamed about that. While it’s lovely to read blogs with ladies clad in designer apparel, it’s really not something most of us can achieve!

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  3. Ashley says:

    Dropsnap.jp is my favorite street style site, too! Of course, I love street style.

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    Dawn replied on

    Dropsnap and style arena are just so inspiring. :D

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  4. Miya says:

    I DEFINITELY look to street fashion for inspiration! I love sites like Lookbook.nu and chictopia….and I love to look at my favorite fashion blogs for ideas and DIYs (such as yours^-^)

    Japan has the street style DOWN…and so many sites and magazines catered to just that…(FRUiTs, Zipper, etc…Gyaru mags…and more). I wish more American magazines did the street fashion….it would be so much popular with the younger crowd like me who can’t afford head-to-toe designer, as you mentioned =P LoL

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    Dawn replied on

    Thanks!! I love lookbook too, but it seems too much to be about popularity these days. ):

    I wish more magazine would focus on streetstyles too! I mean, sure, the 1800′s themed photoshoots in Vogue looks cool….but how practical is that really. Furthermore I have discovered so much new shops and small labels through looking at streetsnaps!

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