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Summer is here and people are out and about for special events, traveling, or just to enjoy the great weather. It’s also the perfect time for celebrity spotting.
One guy who was spotted out for some exercise in Paris, during a film shoot was actor Simon Baker of the television show The Mentalist. Being the stylish Australian man that he is, you would expect nothing less than having him ride through the streets in a timeless, white button-down shirt, a pair of black casual trousers, and summery black leather slip-on sneaker/shoes. Simon’s style of shoes can be purchased at www.net-a-port.com as the Common Projects Leather Slip-on Sneakers for $455 or for a lower price tag, as the Vans Classic Slip-ons in perforated leather for $60 at Zappos.
The next celebrity spotting was Will Ferrell and his family, as he traveled through an airport. Will really managed to disguise himself as the Average Joe in his printed grey t-shirt, baby blue pedal pusher length shorts, and canvas slip-on shoes. My eyes are drawn immediately to the black socks and I wonder how his wife let him get away with that one. No style award for you today Will!
One young singer that always tries to maintain her cute-level is Taylor Swift. She is photographed here in a vintage-looking, cropped-length peach and white gingham check top with a high-waisted light green shirt. Taylor’s outfit is totally tied together with her peach and tan leather sandals and of course, her matching beige leather purse. Taylor perfectly captures the young lady-like look.
The last celebrity sighting of the week to discuss is super model Heidi Klum strolling the shops with one of her little ones. Heidi has a 70’s vibe going with her floppy beige sun hat, white embroidered tank top, patch pocket boot-cut jeans, and square heel tan leather sandals. Heidi’s brown leather, saddle-style bag and gold-rimmed Aviator sunglasses are the perfect accessories. A similar vintage- style bag can be found by the designer Patricia Nash at www.countryoutfitter.com, currently for $127.95. It has the rich brown leather and is called the Women’s Barcellona Saddle Bag in tan.
The street look is one that never goes out of fashion –and always comes off at looking effortlessly cool (which usually takes a lot of effort!). There are certain necessities that come standard with the street look in order to make it work, and not only do they look great, but many are practical for staying comfortable all year round.
Not just great as a practical solution to keeping your ears warm, beanies are also a classic element of the street look. They come in all shapes, colours, sizes and materials so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes. They’re even making appearances on the runway and atop the heads of the worlds’ most rich and famous. Check out Z-Flex Skateboards – they have a great range of warm, affordable headwear that looks edgy whilst still keeping the heat in! Additionally, snapbacks are quite favoured with the street-elite, and are great for blocking the sun out and keeping your skin burn free! You can get snapbacks with a wide variety of cool branding and logos, or just go for a plain colour that won’t class with the rest of your street-ready outfit!
When celebrities are strolling down the red carpet or out in the public eye at an event, they have their designer outfits planned, as well as the perfect accessories. However, when the paparazzi snap a photo of them on the street, it can be flattering or not dependent on what they left the house in that day.
One guy who always seems to look classic is Leonardo DiCaprio, who was photographed out on the street in Australia recently. He has on a great muted plaid suit in a slate blue that has a tailored fit, crisp white shirt, and a matching solid tie. Leonardo made a great color selection to bring out the blue in his eyes.
Another celebrity to be caught on the street is Fashion Designer Rachael Zoe and her son Skyler. She exemplifies the word ‘fashion’ with her flowing black maxi dress, motorcycle-style woven grey and black jacket, and over-sized round shades. She even gets points for coordinating her son Skyler’s cool outfit with his black knit cap, grey and black graphic t-shirt, black trousers and boots.
The next celebrity street style is Kanye West, who was sporting a calf-length fur coat on his arrival to attend the Givenchy Men’s Fall/Winter 2014 fashion show. Fur is one of the hottest trends of the year and Kanye jumps right in with this coat. He manages to keep it casual with the oversized, hooded grey sweatshirt, slim black leather pants, and lace-up boots. Admittedly, the boots miss their mark – Kanye, you should know better and check out a retailer like Cavells for a bit more chic footwear!
The last two fashionable street strollers are Paris and Nicky Hilton. Paris has on a great charcoal woven topper jacket with leopard accents and Nicky’s mixed media Pea Coat, chain detailed purse, and liquid leggings are rocking the streets.
With the recent resurgence of the preppy look in men’s streetwear fashion, the polo shirt is back in the spotlight. The trick is how to make it look fresh, as opposed to a repeat of fashion past. Diesel has managed to do that with the Diesel T-Admiral Short Sleeve Polo Shirt. This navy one, offered at Mainline Menswear, is fabricated in 100% cotton for comfort and breathability. Let’s see how it fares all around! It has the original polo design with the point collar, fitted sleeves, and patch chest pocket, but the Diesel takes the design a step further with the grey woven half-covered button placket and matching pocket bar. The contrasting placket and bar almost gives you the illusion of a tie and pocket square, making the polo look a little on the dressier side, as opposed to sporty. There’s also a cute little insert pocket for a short pencil or pen. Very chic in my opinion! This will give it more versatility in your closet, as compared to some of the other polo style shirts out there. The Diesel T-Admiral Polo is available in several colors including white, navy, and grey. The price range is from $70-$90 USD, which is about average for a designer item. It is also available at several major department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as online (like at our friends’ store, Mainline Menswear). This updated polo shirt would look great on its own with your favorite pair jeans, combined with an aviator or motorcycle style leather jacket, or under a grey tweed blazer for the Fall. It’s a winner!
Need a good pair of shoes for transitioning into the spring? Why not try out something in leather? The Lacoste Berryman Leather Shoes are a bold attempt at a sneaker fitted with leather. Does it work?
There’s a new introduction to the already vast assortment of designer labels over at Northern Threads. Bench have really stepped up their game for Autumn 2012 with a collection that propels it into the next level and will surely grab them many more fans in the process. They’ve gone back to the absolute fundamentals that have formed the brand’s direction since day one – streetwear influenced by BMXing and skateboarding.