For this edition of "Street Style," we went to the Jubilee Street Festival in Los Angeles' trendy Silver Lake neighborhood to find the coolest looks for spring and summer. Here's who we found with the best style.
Style: Hip and Simple
For a funny guy, Alex is showing some seriously relaxed style. Swapping out normal blue jeans for gray denim adds interest, and the vintage, Western-style shirt in pink adds the right dash of insouciance. His sculpted facial hair and tortoiseshell Wayfarers finish off the look just right.
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Style: Basic Done Right
This is an excellent example of a simple, basic look that all adds up to something great. A favorite pair of cut-offs, skater kicks and a solid-color tank top could just be average, but on Asad, the fit of the tank top and the perfect length cut-offs are the details that add up. Speaking of details, the amber lenses in the sunglasses give everything a modern flair, and the statement beard exudes individual style.
Occupation: Garden Construction
Style: Schoolboy Chic
There’s a lot to love in Bordeaux’s nerdy, schoolboy look. Especially effective is the long-sleeve, white button-down with seersucker shorts. On its own, that would look great, but the unexpected detail of a vest elevates it to another level. Best part of the outfit, though? The slouchy, powder-blue socks, a great addition of color in a totally unexpected, unique way.
Occupation: Production Coordinator
Style: Apres Beach
Clean-cut Carder’s all-American look has just about every spring essential you need. Lighter denim cut-offs, a candy striped pullover for cooler nights and a great pair of sneaks in a fun color. This is the perfect outfit to throw in your bag for after the beach or pool party.
Occupation: General Manager of Double RL Melrose
Style: Effortlessly Cool
Practically perfect in every way, this could be the official outfit of spring. The right-now high cuff on the cleverly distressed jeans, the short-sleeved chambray, the vintage-look striped slip-ons all come together to say California Cool. Steal this look for the weekend!
Style: Urban Dandy
Sometimes you just want to make a statement, like DJ Monster’s twist on the urban preppy look. The plaid bow tie, the brown leather belt, the safari boot and shirt, the striped pants, the fresh-to-death neo-pompadour: it’s a lot of look and not for the meek, but pulled off to street perfection here.
Occupation: Sales Associate
Style: Summer Fun
Spring/summer dressing is all about having fun with color, which Douglas is doing to great effect with this mix-and-match outfit of bright, minty turquoises and yellow. The cutoffs are the perfect length in an amazing, happy color and would look equally great with just the yellow or striped shirt, but worn together the whole effect is even more bold, young and fun. Plus, not everybody can pull off a double collar with such aplomb.
Style: Fresh and Easy
Here’s a guy who understands the importance of clothes that fit well. The cut and fit of Geoff’s shorts, and the length of the fitted, untucked shirt really sets this look apart (don’t be afraid to get your shirts tailored for just the right fit). Adding great details like a kooky brown socks with broken-in kicks and bold, super-statement, red-lensed sunglasses add a dash of humor that shows he’s not taking it all too seriously.
Occupation: Camera Operator
Style: Relaxed Cool
Looking great and casual and mixing up a bunch of color is pitch-perfect for spring weekends. Exemplified here by James’ electric blue cutoffs, purple t-shirt, red plaid shirt and green shoes, all bold color choices pulled together to great effect. Plus, the weekend scruff and classic sunglasses add some great attitude!
Style: Bed-Head Chic
Here is the classic I-don’t-care-what-I-look-like look done just right, with a smirk. The fitted, but not too tight jeans with a light distressing, featuring Jared’s take on the roll-up trend you’ll be seeing a lot of, are exactly what you need for spring. The red lenses in the sunglasses add just the right amount of swagger.
Style: Fresh in the City
Mark has the stylish, all-American jock look nailed in this playful mix of colors and trends. Updating your darker skinny jeans for spring with a quick roll-up adds flair, as well as the pink tank top’s blue trim. The neon-green laces in the powder-blue sneakers are an unexpected and fun detail that makes this look stand out.
Style: Hipster Swag
Proving you can dress casually in something other than jeans and still rock the roll-up. Michael's comfy-but-not-too-slouchy tank top and pants are complemented perfectly by the subtly fashion-forward seersucker oxford-cut shirt/hoodie combo, which would look amazing with just about any spring/summer look. Another winning element of this overall look is how the well-groomed facial hair and neatly combed haircut keep the whole outfit in check. And the reflective blue sunglasses are everything you want right now.
Style: Euro Class
Really, what’s not to like about this? Head to toe, everything works. The pinstripe jacket (a vintage hand-me-down from his dad); the crisp, striped oxford shirt; the pocket square; the white jeans rolled up; the purple canvas lace up shoes: it’s the perfect spring outfit with a lot of Euro flair. Do yourself a favor and steal Octavio’s look right now.
Style: Modern Casual
This outfit exemplifies how a few basic pieces can be put together to great effect. The pants are a great color and fit, updated with a roll-up, mixed with a chambray, worn-in Topsiders and aviators, and that’s all it is. But it all adds up to a winning look that says "today" and says it well.
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Style: Next Level Grunge
Be young, have fun, grow your hair long, grow a (well-trimmed) beard and wear this outfit. '90s-rocker chic done right, Thomas’ jeans are perfect, the vintage-inspired t-shirt is fun and the (possibly ironic) baseball cap pulls it all together. Even if you’re not an aspiring rock god, this is still great style.