One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to study street style. This summer I took it to the next level and actually photographed some of my favorite outfits. In the process, I got great style inspiration, met foreign Fashionistas, and garnered more than a few weird looks. To any aspiring street style photographer, I recommend three things: shoes you can run in (hey, when you see a great outfit you’ve got to hustle!), shameless self-confidence, and the largest sunglasses you can find in case things get awkward. Here I am rocking mine at the first stop of my street style tour: Paris.
After this trip to Paris, I can definitively confirm that the “Parisians love stripes” stereotype is in fact justified. However, this goes far beyond the simple striped T-shirt. Locals rocked stripes on dresses, bags, skirts, and more. I also noticed that everyone wore sneakers with everything. Converse sneakers and a Gucci bag may seem like an odd combo, but Parisian’s pull it off so effortlessly you don’t even notice.
Florence is known as an art history capital and that creative flair extends into the street style. I loved the contrast of pairing flowy, bohemian fabrics with tailored pieces, using layering to give an edge to otherwise basic pieces, and inspired pops of color. Florence also wins the award for the city with the best boutique window displays; if you don’t want to wait in line to see the Uffizi Gallery, the window displays are free works of art!
The main street running through the neighborhood of Oia in Santorini is more than a street: it’s a runway. I live in the fashion capital of New York City and had never seen so many killer outfits in one place. Given the heat of the Greek islands in June, tourists opted for flowy fabrics in summer-inspired prints. Blue and white, Greece’s signature color scheme, were popular color choices. Romantic off-the-shoulder tops and ruffled silhouettes mirrored the fairytale-like beauty of the island.
Which city’s street style do you dig the most? Let me know in the comments below!