How to make sure your street style is snapped this summer

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Across the globe, street style is as much a part of fashion weeks as the actual runway shows. Make sure you have the right pieces that will get your outfit the attention it deserves.
Street style has taken over – and rightly so; it enables fashion lovers to put their unique stamp on their style, using trends to elevate their individual looks. We’ve identified the trending items that you need to add to your street style mix.
By Jocelyn Stiebel


First the dadcore trend successfully resurrected the fanny pack and its derivative equivalents, including the belt bag; then Jacqemeus sent models down his AW19 runway holding the tiniest bags you’ve ever seen; and now, we welcome the micro trend. Falling somewhere between chunky fanny packs and micro bags is the mini belt bag. They immediately add a cool, utilitarian edge to your look. They’re also a great way to add a pop of colour or texture to an otherwise plain outfit.
Street style, Berlin 2019
Mini belt bag 149.95
Croc-effect belt bag 149.95
Neon-detail belt bag 149.95
PVC belt bag 149.95


If Kate Spade’s New York Fashion Week SS20 runway show is anything to go by then crochet clothing is a summer must-have. The trick to making this street and not beach appropriate is in the styling. Crochet can be dressed up with heels and a clutch or down with sneakers or sandals. Layer over a casual T-shirt, or a button-up top for added interest.
Kate Spade, NY Fashion Week SS20
Free 2BU crochet vest 229.95
Free 2BU crochet striped maxi dress 299.95
Free 2BU crochet vest 299.95
Free 2BU crochet dress 349.95


Whether it’s their shape, material or size, handbags that are abstract in nature are a must-have summer trend if you’re aiming to nail your street style aesthetic – and Instagram game. Very on-trend are glossy crocodile-effect details in pastel and neutral colours – chic, edgy and sophisticated. The fashion crowd has distinguished the baguette bag of the 90s/early-2000s era with its short strap and oblong shape as a style favourite. And PVC has been enjoying the fashion spotlight for a while now, so we can see why the PVC bag, with its chic insert, was 2018’s ‘It’ bag.
Fendi, Milan Fashion Week AW19/20
Free 2BU barrel-shaped bag 349.95
Kelso PVC bag with fabric insert 449.95
Kelso top handle bag 449.95
Free 2BU faux-croc slip pouch 199.95


What started with Cindy Crawford on the cover of Vogue in 1991 continued in 2018 with Kim Kardashian and Dior: The visor. This previously loved '80s accessory is summer’s must-have headgear and is a standout and inexpensive way to put a unique spin on your street style. The visor’s once purely functional status has been elevated to a higher fashion plain thanks to the on-trend PVC and straw versions in which it comes. Try it with a prairie dress and heels; with a summer pants suit and trainers; with bicycle shorts, an oversized button-up shirt and dad sneakers; or with a midi skirt and oversized blazer.
Street style, NY Fashion Week AW19
Perspex visors 149.95 each
Straw visor 149.95
Straw visor 149.95
Nike mesh aerobill visor 299.95


Just as we previously predicted, woven or braided shoes will be a thing this summer. Every woman needs a reliable, stylish and chic pair of flats in her shoe arsenal and we can’t think of anything more appropriate than flats in wonderful wovens and perforated leathers. From practical vintage denims to the dreamiest of midi skirts, the woven flat will add summer flair to any ensemble.
Tory Burch, NY Fashion Week SS19
Free 2BU basket weave sandals 359.95
Free 2BU woven slides 199.95
Free 2BU woven pointed-toe sandals 299.95
Free 2BU espadrille slides 249.95


Square-toe shoes take us back to our happy place in the early 2000s. Dubbed the ‘It’ shoe of the summer, the square-toe sandal has been adorning the feet of influencers and style icons around the world, many of whom were wearing Bottega Veneta’s super cool version. Now the rest of the fashion world has followed suit sparking a square-toe renaissance. The square toe is just as chic and versatile as its pointed-toe counterparts, and looks good with everything from slip dresses and midi skirts to shorts and denim.
Street style, Paris Fashion Week SS20
Free 2BU animal print block-heel slides 349.95
Kelso square-toe block heels 299.95
Free 2BU perspex detail block heels 449.95
Free 2BU square-toe heeled sandals 349.95

Fashion editor: Rushana Burton. Fashion assistant: Primrose Skolo. Stills Photographer: André Wepener/Pixel Lounge.

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