Nailing Your Street Style Look

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Trend-setting excellence… this is where you find it.

When you hear the phrase ‘big city’ you think: awe-provoking sights, bustling boulevards and, of course, slayage all around. It’s without question that the city streets have been transformed into a veritable runway full of non-stop fashion. Bringing forth a cool, eclectic mix of trends, they place a spotlight on personal style and fearless self-expression.

Keep it simple, transcend the norm or opt for a new look. Whatever your sweet heart desires, all the outfit inspiration you could ever need is right before your eyes. After all, we know the streets are the real catwalks.

Preppy

Feminine and sweet, but with a playful flavor. 

Think classic pieces like tailored tops, whimsical ruffles, form-fitted knits, lovely pleats, tapered bottoms and loosely shaped skirts. Patterns tend to be simple, such as stripes, gingham and refined polka dots. Nevertheless, have fun and inject your personal style by combing various hues and quirky prints.

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Boho

Feel the bohemian breeze. 

What’s great about accomplishing this look is not only its carefree allure, but also the fact that it lets you show off your individuality. So, unveil your inner flower child with free-flowing pieces, earthy tones, crochet/fringe adornment, rad vintage threads and accessories galore.

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Edgy

Go bold or go home.

While synonymous with bold fabrics and statement pieces, the rock-inspired look definitely exists on a broad spectrum. Ranging from polished and punky to stylishly rugged and downright audacious, this coveted trend always comes off as impeccably bada**.

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Minimalistic

One cool hue.

Consisting of a clean, crisp aesthetic, this predominantly monochrome style has a powerfully sleek appeal.

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Sporty Chic

Not your usual athleisure. 

The style brings a luxe flair to sportswear to create elevated looks that are achingly chic and comfortable.

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Adanna Obilor
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Adanna Obilor, is a Social Media Marketing Intern at AKIRA. When she's not day dreaming of having Ashley Graham's modeling career or winning some televised award, she's out and about with friends. Her hobbies are traveling, Netflix without the chill, concerts, and depending whenever she discovers a bomb plus size collection, shopping! She's currently navigating adulting, Chicago's bipolar AF weather, and her possibilities. Find her doing all the above on Instagram @i_adaore_me and Snapchat at aobilor.

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