There are literally hundreds of street fashion blogs currently in existence (maybe thousands!) The big players come from nations all over the globe, such as Japan, Canada, the United States, South Korea, Brazil, and Malaysia. With camera in hand, these intrepid photographers approach the stylish folks on the bustling city streets and capture the most standout looks for all to see and enjoy via their blogs. Being a street fashion photographer myself, I like to check out a lot of those blogs. Here are the 25 online street fashion portals Style Invasion is loving the most in 2011:
Yes, Malaysia has a street fashion blog! You probably didn’t know that, so just go check it out already.
#24 Street TONIC
Crisp images and a simple, yet pleasing design that will have you nodding your head and grunting in satisfaction as you marvel at what the people of Milan are wearing.
#23 Geeky Chic
You won’t find any stylish nerds here (okay, maybe a few) but Toronto’s Geeky Chic has got great pictures AND great writing.
#22 Urban Weeds
Straight out of Portland, Oregon, Urban Weeds bills itself as a street style blog, but it’s more a collection of wonderful people portraits.
The man behind the camera, Nigel Hamid, is relentless in his pursuit of “the undeniable style and energy that people in the Greater Toronto Area possess.” Even a full-time job in banking doesn’t stop him from posting regularly.
#20 Cracker Your Wardrobe
Not a blog per se, but this Korea-based site (with a name that makes no sense, but sounds pretty darn cool) has new street fashion pictures that magically appear every month, and they’re pretty sweet.
HiStyley rhymes with Guy Smiley. Mere coincidence? I dunno, but the appeal of this Los Angeles offering lies in its great design and bang-on photography.
#18 Street Peeper
Phil Oh is a mainstay on the world street fashion scene. He trots the globe, peeping the streets wherever he goes. Oh Phil, we love you so.
Dapper gents and sublime ladies have been spotted (and now photographed!) roaming the style capitals of planet Earth.
#16 Drop Tokyo
Tokyo-a-go-go, baby! Many of the pictures here are taken at parties, shows, and various other venues where cool people gather to look pretty for the camera.
#15 Streetstyle By Stela
A South America-based blog (also with global coverage) helmed by photographer Stela Alves. Beautiful women in floral patterns and open-toe shoes abound.
#14 Street Style Aesthetic
A showcase for the photography of Wayne Tippets – a UK-based shooter who mostly hangs out in London and Paris. Features a mix of models, editors, and bloggers, as well as everyday people that look like they could be models, editors, and bloggers.
#13 Vanessa Jackman
Some like it haute. Do you? If yes, you’ll love this blog by Vanessa Jackman, an “Australian lawyer turned photographer living in London.” Snaps from Paris, London, New York, and other fashion hot spots.
Want to know what brands people are wearing? Check. Want to know what they had for breakfast? Check. Interesting little Q&A’s accompany street style photographs of everyday people in Vienna, Austria (and elsewhere).
You don’t see a lot of head-to-toe street style pictures taken in a landscape (horizontal) orientation, but Russia’s Slickwalk pulls it off beautifully. Check it out, comrades!
#10 The Style Kaleidoscope
Bursting with colourful images from the streets of Birmingham, UK, since October of 2010, this charming site will hit you with a wave of nostalgic longing for the days when photographs really were square and blotchy.
Covers Tokyo street fashion, with 30 new looks that come at you every week (literally, as people are snapped as they walk towards the camera). Five distinct areas of the city are featured, which are Harajuku, Shibuya, Omotesando, Daikanyama, and Ginza. For those who love Japanese style with a slightly more “mature” bend to it.
#8 Easy Fashion In Paris
Is everyone in Paris stunningly beautiful? Beats me, but this blog will make you think so.
#7 Le 21eme Arrondissement
Adam Sinding’s New York-headquartered blog (formerly Seattle) gets points for originality. The style snaps are often accompanied by short video clips in which the subjects introduce themselves and list what they’re wearing.
#6 Citizen Couture
Jason Jean is a New York-based former tax professional turned freelance photographer. He started Citizen Couture in 2009 and his photographs of the fashion elite are simply spectacular.
Top notch pictures from the streets (and runways) of Australia. Add to that mini-interviews and a blogger with an engaging writing style and this Sydney-based site’s got a winning recipe.
#4 Mr. Newton
Mr. Newton is a New York resident (and citizen of the world) with a built-in radar for gorgeous women with jaw-dropping style.
#3 JAPANESE STREETS
JAPANESE STREETS was established by photo-journalist Kjeld Duits back in 2002, making it one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the first to cover Japanese street fashion. Captures what the youth of Tokyo and Osaka are wearing – in striking detail.
#2 Tokyo Fashion
As its name implies, this blog is all about Tokyo fashion, albeit most of the focus is on the hip, world-famous fashion mecca of Harajuku. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of colour and eccentricity put on display by the teens and 20-somethings of Japan’s capital city.
#1 Chicago Street Style
If you’ve never been to Chicago, following this blog will make you feel like you have. Take a trip through the streets of the Windy City, where you’ll meet regular folks of varying styles and backgrounds. At the reins is Amy Creyer, who’s been running the show since June of 2010. Deft fashion insights and a good dose of personality punctuate the excellent photography.
Also, check out our NEW post on the 25 best personal style blogs of 2013!