While we're bundled up in hot winter coats and pulling on tights under our skirts, on the other side of the globe, summer's just hotting up and American street style stars are shedding their layers and preparing for sunshine.
These looks, from the streets of Chicago, give an idea of American fashionistas slowly transitioning into summer.
This look combines preppy lines with quirky colour for a neat look with a lot of character. The pullover, collared shirt and vintage satchel and locket-style pocket watch create a very slim, classic line, while the bright shades of the skirt and socks give this look a touch of offbeat flavour. The outfit is rounded off with platform brogues that look unassuming but are infused with small intricacies, (take a look at their slight metallic sheen). The immense attention to detail in this outfit makes this a pretty style statement with a lot of flair.
This look combines floral print with a printed, graphic T-shirt for a perfect summer casual look. The ditzy mismatched prints of the skirt make it the focal piece of the outfit, while a slouchy, pop-art style T-shirt (with a shout-out to iconic Vogue editor, Anna Wintour) give this look a casual but character-filled look. We're loving the stacked bracelets and slouchy black handbag that complete the outfit.
Monochrome is in and this pure black look combines androgynous style with on-trend pencil skirts and cut-out heels. The ruffle detail on the shirt gives the look a touch of femme detail, while the simple outfit with no accessories makes this look a clean-cut power fashion statement.
Asymmetrical stripes and a simple black dress make this look the poster child for prep, paired with simple brogues, but the definite statement piece of this look is the two tone tights that give it loads of individual style. These tights are slowly becoming a hot fashion statement in retailers in Europe and the USA and we love them!
Image credit: Emma | Tresawesome.com