STREET STYLE, n. The realm of fashion that focuses on the “look” of ordinary people; casual, chic, not necessarily designer or high-end fashion.
Street style was originally defined as casual day attire, that typically makes some sort of fashion statement or is an expression of fashion. Street style has evolved into its own category of the fashion industry, one that designers cater to, that encompasses the trends, styles, and looks of a certain area.
Fashion manifests differently in different regions of the world, these different areas and fashion centers cultivate new trends and drive the fashion industry forward. New York City and Milan are two are the largest fashion hubs in the world. Fashion in both areas is similar, especially among high-end designers; however, when considering street style in both cities, distinctions in the ‘style’ of the area emerge.