Street fashion is fashion that is considered to have emerged not from studios, but from the grassroots. Street fashion or street style is generally associated with youth culture, and is most often seen in major urban centers. Japanese street fashion sustains multiple simultaneous highly diverse fashion movements at any given time. Mainstream fashion often appropriates street fashion trends as influences. Most major youth subcultures have had an associated street fashion.
Trust us—it’s not as easy as “Ready, set, smile”—to create the perfect street fashion style photo. You need a killer outfit, a masterful photographer, and an on-point pose. Whether you’re into crossing your legs, swinging your bag, or getting all “akimbo” on us, your stance says quite a bit more about you then just what you like to wear. In fact, we’ve enlisted renowned body language expert Patti Wood and author of the book Success Signals, Understanding Body Language to tell us more about what your signature stance might be revealing about you without your knowledge. After combing through all our favorite Street Fashion Style sites—including ours—we’ve got the top five go-to street style poses that make regular appearances during Fashion Week or any average Sunday in Soho. So, if you’re wondering if your preferred pose made the cut, click through to see what your street fashion style stance says about you!
Fashion week is an exciting time in every young fashion lover’s life. With hundreds of designers to follow and thousands of new garments to ogle, all eyes are on the runway. But while everyone’s busy pinpointing their favorite outfits and copying makeup looks, we’re paying about as much attention to another type of fashion week coverage: street fashion. Though the culture surrounding street fashion has changed in recent years, perhaps resulting in a less organic photo set, we still look forward to seeing what everyone wears to take in the shows.
The clothes are our first focus when it comes to street fashion style, but once you’ve been following it long enough, certain patterns emerge. While some street style models go stoic and matter-of-fact—much like the runway professionals—others go smiley or blogger-influenced. After some rigorous research (read: checking out our favorite street looks) we’ve come up with the 15 most usual suspects when it comes to street fashion style poses. Is your personal favorite on the list?