My style inspiration has always come from what I see people wearing on the street. It’s those moments when I bump into someone at a coffee shop and realise that I’m obsessed with their jacket or love their shoes. When I see someone combine certain colours in a unique way, I think, ‘Oh, I could do that.’ or ‘I have a dress that would look great with that jacket.’ Street style is this endless stream of possibilities. It’s an expressive form of creativity that gets displayed to the world on our bodies every day. This is my love letter to that concept.
I admire these people. The beauty of it really lies in the fact that most of them aren’t professionals. They’re baristas, graphic designers, accountants, therapists, you name it! The point is that they aren’t getting paid to be a part of the fashion industry. It’s not their job to know the colour of the season or the trends we’ll be wearing six months from now. They’re just regular people expressing themselves through what they wear. At most, to them, styling is just a hobby, and they’re actually really good at it.
I find unique street fashion so inspirational because of its inherit bravery. The girl walking down the street isn’t going to be making any statement on the red carpet. She’ll piece together a creative look simply because she wants to and has the guts to pull it off. She might get a few compliments, some people might stare and not understand the style, but that’s it, she’ll go throughout her day and wear something else tomorrow.
That’s where we come in. I think some time ago I realised that if I took a photo of someone every time I thought, ‘I love her look’ or ‘his outfit is on point’ I would have this incredible library of real people modelling their personal expression en plein air. Through our street style pictures on Micro Macro, we get to share that moment of admiration with whoever is willing to look. That’s really special to me. This is an unapologetic celebration of street style.