True, there are some style signatures that are internationally chic, but if you want to get a sense of what’s on the ground where you’re going (or what may be coming to your city next) check out these international style influencers.
Paris: The Cherry Blossom Girl. That Charlotte Gainsbourg hair, that effortless French-girl cool — Alix has got it in spades. A fashion designer and amateur photographer, she blends designer pieces with cheap basics exactly like you wish you could.
Tokyo: Japanese Streets. Japan continues to be a rich source of inspiration for fashion enthusiasts, and as their street style has attracted international attention, photojournalist Kjeld Duits has been there since the very beginning. His site now blends runway and street coverage, for a comprehensive look at the local aesthetic.
Milan: The Blonde Salad. Italians are the original street-style icons, with their love of all things theatrical and sexy combining with their appreciation for quality craft and materials. One of the anointed obsessives is Chiara Ferragni, a charming young fashionista with a closet to die for.
Helsinki: Hel Looks. Not looking to Finland for your fashion tips? Perhaps you should be, particularly as the cold weather rolls in — because co-founders Liisa Jokinen and Sampo Karjalainen’s subjects do stylish layers and statement outerwear to rival any we’ve seen anywhere in the world.
Copenhagen: The Locals. One of the world’s design capitals doesn’t fall down on the job when it comes to fashion design either. Søren Jepsen captures his casually sophisticated friends and neighbors (and visiting street style icons) in their natural habitat.