If The Internet is 50% NSFW content and 30% cats then the remaining 20% is surely street style, and with good reason. You crazy for this stuff, Internet. Here’s Part 2 of our Street Style Snap series from Westfield Sydney’s Little Black Book shopping extravaganza. Like Part 1, where sartorial goods were plenty, Part 2 features 10 pretty young thangs all heading in the right direction for your loving and affection, and a $200 gift voucher Prêt-à-spender (ready to spend) at Westfield Sydney. But they need your help. Hit the comments section below to leave your recommendation for the best dressed of the bunch and you and I together will help reward those most deserving with more clothes and/or food court goodness. Here they are, my fashion dumplings!
First things first. Here’s JOEL BARKER channelling an attendee from next year’s 55th Venice Biennale. Like Jupiter and Mars during the Age of Aquarius, Joel’s gnarly attitude, the B&W stripes on his Gondola vintage tee, his Topman jeans and Obey cap are all in perfect alignment allowing for me to make a terrible being gnarly/biennale pun.
Graphic! JACK MCCARRON’s name is suspiciously close to MACARON so he could be wearing a paper bag and I would already think he was well-dressed. Instead, Jack opts for a striking combo of Bassike drop crotch pants, a Pete vs Toby tee that I hope doesn’t read ‘Flo Rida’ and Nike Air Flow sneakers. I’m going to go get me some macarons.
Speaking of sweet, meet SAMANTHA YEUNG, who sports a General Pants Peter Pan collared shirt, Valley Girl sweater and a Cotton On black skirt outside Princess Polly. I bet Ms Yeung likes Alexa Chung (convenient rhyme).
I hear HOLE when I look at EMMA SWAN; she has this great 90s grunge, Emma Balfour, smouldering glare thing going on. I approve of her double denim combo consisting of a Bassike jacket, Acne jeans, red Vans, a vintage Rolex (holler) and Recreational jewellery. Oh make me over. Now I’m listening to Hole.
Tis the year for Sports Luxe, the trend with better legs than Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich. Going the distance is KAILA D’AGOSTINO, who mixes a ksubi jacket and Isabel Marant hidden wedge sneakers with what looks like an Alexander Wang Rocco. Very luxe.
This is CHRIS TAYLOR – not that guy from the Chaser, but a print aficionado standing outside General Pants. He’s wearing Vanishing Elephant printed goodness and Vans. Alliterative and excellent, unlike this caption.
Polka dot sleeve adorned BROOKE MCMULLEN was spotted (see what I did there?) outside Zara wearing a vintage pink blazer, blacking leggings and a smart chic Christian Dior bag. Brooke applies the vintage-street-luxury combo with adorable results.
Also spotted at Zara was <b>PARKIN NAWAWATANASUB</b>, a dapper fellow who is clearly a card carrying member of the Zara Fan Club. This crisp ensemble comprises a jacket, jeans and driving loafers all from Zara, a Mossimo Druitti shirt, and the ultimate in practical prop-like accessories that double as weapons: the humble umbrella.
<b>ELENI VOURAKIS</b> was snapped at General Pants executing a luxe take on streetwear with a baller floral print Shakuhachi leather bomber in the Sam Sparro-endorsed combination of black and gold, which she wears with complementing lace-up heels, also from Shakuhachi, a Bassike tee and her little brother’s leather cap.
If shoes make the man, then <b>STEPHEN CHARLES LOU</b> is one heck of a guy. His gleaming tasseled leather spats are from Joseph’s in The Strand Arcade, and everything else came from Arthur Galan.