It’s the age of the street style photographer – shutterbugs with a keen sense of fashion and an even keener sense of the “decisive moment.” As with all things in the blogosphere, it seems like new street style blogs pop up every single day, making it hard to decipher which may be best to invest your energy, or your Google reader. After spending way too many evenings on page 13 and still clicking further on, these are most definitely the top 5 street style blogs that exist…as of yet.
1. Vanessa Jackman. This self-titled blog is filled with crisp, lighthearted photos of youthful outfits that are all easy on my personal eyes. Another lawyer-turned-fashion-something, Vanessa says of her work, “I take a thousand photographs every day – some in my head, some with my camera; I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I am totally and utterly in love with my camera and the people and things I photograph.” And we love that.2. Jak and Jil. Tommy Ton, the shutterbug behind the street style blog Jak and Jil, is the opposite of Vanessa – shots are high energy and often in action, shedding light on what is sometimes the near chaos of fashion week.
3. Advanced Style. Ari Seth Cohen hunts down the most fashionable of the silver haired New York crowd with his camera to show that style can advance with age, not dwindle. Besides having taken a unique angle with street style blogging, Ari seems to have developed friendships with some of the advanced crowd and tells his readers to “Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest.”
4. Très Awesome. Finally, a blog a centered away from New York, where we get to follow the Très Awesome creator not only around the various parts of Chicago, but also to her random excursions in the Midwest and beyond. You know what else makes this blog distinct? The words. I’ve never seen another street style blog that encouraged her two subjects to fist bump.
5. The Sartorialist. Not exactly the first but definitely a pioneer, I have to hand it to Scott Schuman for helping start the street style craze without which, none of the above would probably exist.