Does authentic street style even exist anymore?

Words by

Sinead Stubbins

The advent of street style photographers and faux-socialites lurking outside runway shows has made the whole concept seem a little contrived. But it was not always so! In 100 Ideas That Changed Street Style Josh Sims explores the beginning of people scamming each other’s style and dressing up for strangers.

From the invention of the teenager to the escapades of the dandy and proliferation of biker culture, the coffee table book is an interesting look at the ebb and flow of pop culture in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Everything from aerobics and indie rock to wartime rations affected the formation of street style.

Next time you get dressed up hoping to be spotted by a blogger, remember that nothing you come up with is original and your outfit concept was probably conceived fifty years before you were. Sorry!   


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