Mix and match

Once upon a time, being at the height of the fashion stakes meant wearing designer labels from head to toe. These days that’s no longer the case—you don’t want to look like you walked straight off the runway, particularly at this time of year when you don’t want to be restricted in your clothing choices, and that’s why a bit of mixing and matching is the only way to go.

Street style is where it’s at. As Alexander Wang says, “Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” We couldn’t agree more. It’s all about putting your own spin on current trends, interpreting fashion your own way for a truly unique result, and the fact that everyone’s got their own style means fashion has never been more exciting. People are free to mix designer pieces with high-street bargains and vintage finds, and it’s great to see the way different things are put together—it’s incredibly diverse with everyone having their own unique take on fashion, and you don’t have to be afraid to experiment either.

A bit of clashing goes a long way, and the casual look can be just as fashionable, if not more so, than top-to-toe glamour. Being able to truly make it in the style stakes means you need to show you can mix different things together and still walk out looking fabulous, with all-out luxury dressing being a thing of the past. This is a trend that’s only going to get bigger too—with so many Instagram pictures and “what I’m wearing” diaries being out there it just shows the scope that this kind of mix-and-match street style has, so start experimenting with your look and see what you can create.