Wednesday, March 14, 2012

street style inspirations: red and blue without looking (too) patriotic

Forget Jansport, forget messenger bags, forget your super-sized handbags- This jetpack-esque cherry red backpack is the ultimate backpack that would make all the kids on the block jealous.  When paired with a baby blue dress shirt with the sleeves casually rolled up and a faded denim vest, this androgynous street style is cool and comfortable. This is one example on combining reds and blues, using multiple textures and hues, to create palatable look that doesn't automatically resonate the American flag (unless you are just patriotic that way- no shame in that!).
image via nobody knows marc.

Here is another stylish, eye-catching blue and red outfit on this stylish lady with a modern twist on street style. This lady pairs a full-on, bright cherry red suit set with a cool baby blue coat with a simple structure to compliment and tone down the overall look. The other details of her outfit, the muddy brown leather gloves, the classic black quilted chain bag, and her funky short haircut, pull this outfit together that gives that statement of strong woman with a solid sense of style and attitude.
image via Street Peeper.

This stylish lady seen on the street looks spring/summer ready in her bright electric blue top that's paired with a light-weight bright cherry red slim trousers. The ombre hair adds a variation of color and a summery effect.  When paired with nude platform sandals, silver trimmed aviator sunglasses, and various colorful details like the petite yellow clutch, neon pinkish orange manicured nails, and the eclectic array of bracelets, this outfit is perfect to stay cool in the office during a sweaty summer day.
image via New Age Street Fashion.
Runway model Hanne Gaby Odiele takes fashion on to life's runway (the streets) and looks even more fashionable a la haute couture yet pleasantly approachable to the senses. The pieces alone are pretty bold- you've got your bright baby blue parachute pants, the tall 70's-esque platform shoes, cherry red wool coat, and the platnium blonde hair. However, the overall combined effect is something soft, breath-taking, and elegant. image via Caroline's Mode Stockholm Streetstyle via la Frantic Mode.

And because one shot of that outfit isn't enough, here is Hanne Gaby styling the same two bold pieces to create a more playful effect- her hair is pulled up into a pretty braided up-do, a crisp white dress shirt peaks out under her bright cherry red coat, and she carries an adorable crossbody bag with  a gold chain, crystal jewel clasp, with a hint of yellow detailing among the subdued hues of black and creme. image via fashion rising.

Australian stylist Caroline Sieber , who's currently based in London, is definitely no stranger to primary colors. This fashionable lady looks elegant in a baby blue coat paired with her luscious dark locks and cherry red lips. This is a great way of rocking red lips in a subtle yet, ladylike overall look.
image via zimbio.

A cool casual way of wearing a  bright  red coat with interesting, funky cut is by pairing it with everyday, casual pieces like denim short and simple black leather handbag. Let the piece stand out on its own by also wearing minimal makeup and accessories.
image via luxe love.

This bright red slouchy knit sweater is perfect when combined with a similar bright blue and red skirt because of its shorter and structured cut. Pairing this primary colored outfit of bright red and blue with contrasting silver wedges adds the right amount of contrasting texture and hue while complimenting the entire look. This not only would be a great outfit to celebrate your patriotic side, but would make a great stylish outfit for on the go or in the office. Notice that the tortoise shell sunglasses adds another subtle hint of contrasting details that adds to the outfit.
image via Purple Milk Cart.

This dapper guy on the street shows you how to dress up a pair basic khaki pants in a fun and fresh way- pair your everyday khaki trousers with fun red suede loafers with a rich turquoise/teal fitted blazer and sleek fitted white dress shirt. Men's street wear should also be fun and eclectic- colors and patterns should definitely be incorporated into spring fashion to resonate the freshness incoming of a new season. And don't forget about the little details that add a big difference to an outfit- the frame of your sunglasses, the details on your socks peaking below your pant hem, and of course the fit and cut of each piece. image via Trashness- Men's  Street Style Inspiration.

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