I love a good street style photobook, so when I was able to finally get my hands on Refinery29: Style Stalking I was elated. Smaller than a coffee table to book but just as interesting, it’s a nice little tome that perfectly highlights the unconventional coolness of street style.
It came out in 2014 but it’s still as relevant as ever. Street style is basically personal style, amplified. Refinery29: Style Stalking touches on traditional concepts in fashion (bright colors, texture play, vintage inspired, even tomboy chic), but those that stand out for their personal style are the ones that aren’t afraid to step outside the box when they put their looks together. Dressing is treated as an art form, so whether it’s styling yourself in a “uniform” or experimenting with the latest trends, if you love fashion, you will always look to street style for different ways to express yourself.
Refinery29: Style Stalking does a great job of not only zeroing in on standard concepts in style like mixing prints, layering, and ugly pretty (aka man repelling), but each chapter gives you tips on what makes the concept different, why/how you should try it, and also features street style darlings pulling it off effortlessly. There are also sections dedicated to the accessories (seriously, you will swoon), and seasonal ideas for testing out each trend.
Some of the looks may be a little too out there for your personal taste (I’d never pair a tulle skirt with sneakers), but there’s so much to pull from it that it’ll inspire you have a play date with your closet.
I definitely recommend this for those in need of a little outfit inspiration.
To buy the book, click here.