Elegant Street Style Snaps To Drool Over

Staying on the pulse of all the latest fashion trends is great, but there’s something to be said for timeless, soignee style. After all, Audrey Hepburn once declared that “elegance is the only beauty that never fades,” and we’re inclined to agree, especially as the legendary icon herself always maintained an unquestionably refined aura.

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  • Thanks to tastemakers like Miroslava Duma and Anna Dello Russo, we’ve seen plenty of elegant looks on the street lately. Click through our slideshow to peruse 15 jaw-dropping images that just might inspire you to channel your lovely ladylike side too!

  • Miroslava Duma
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    Miroslava Duma

    This chartreuse ball gown on Duma was one of the standout looks from Jason Wu’s polished S/S 12 collection.

  • Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Vintage

    Warne works with a simple yet striking palette of red and white in a Nicholas coat, Mango dress, and Charlotte Olympia Paloma Signature Court Island Platforms ($895).

  • Jessica Stein
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    Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage

    Stein wears Oscar de la Renta’s highly feminine creations, such as the label’s beaded dress and peep-toe shoes.

  • Ulyana Sergeenko
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    Ulyana Sergeenko

    Sheer black lace can easily go the vampy route, but not at all on designer Sergeenko, who wears a matching veil and dress with sweet undertones.

  • Peony Lim
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    Peony Lim

    This blogger’s netted headpiece and floaty blouse take on a nearly ethereal vibe when worn together.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    Luxe gold accents—like this girl’s bangle and pointy-toe shoes—make a maximum impact against neutral pieces.

  • Angelica Ardasheva
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    Angelica Ardasheva of Angy’s Tea Room

    This blogger skimps on accessories, letting her airy, romantic Vanessa Bruno dress speak for itself.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    Wearing roses in your hair never looked lovelier—and this fashionable civilian’s pretty ‘do doesn’t hurt either.

  • Giovanna Battaglia
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    Giovanna Battaglia

    The elegance of Battaglia’s look lies in the oversized cut of Rochas Silk Duchesse And Neoprene Coat (price upon request) from the F/W 13 collection. It looks particularly sophisticated paired with Azzedine Alaia shoes and a single Eddie Borgo bracelet.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    What would a modern-day Cinderella wear? Perhaps this stylish girl’s sweet tulle dress, embellished clutch, and silver sandals.

  • Street Style
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    Street Style

    A muted palette? Check. A feminine silhouette? Check. This look—a simple button-down tucked into a high-waisted maxi skirt—is the epitome of easy, everyday elegance.

  • Anna Dello Russo
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    Anna Dello Russo

    Dello Russo’s famously extravagant style goes elegant in a streamlined Victoria Beckham dress, Philip Treacy for Alan Journo hat, and Tom Ford clutch.

  • Elena Perminova
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    Elena Perminova

    The Russian model wears Ulyana Sergeenko’s floor-skimming dress in understated pink styled with a contemporary add-on, Sophie Hulme’s Tan Leather Convertible Tote ($900).

  • Eleonora Carisi
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    Eleonora Carisi of JouJou Villeroy

    From the lovely plum hue to the generous ruffled hemline, Carisi looks positively regal in Rochas’ Silk Double Duchesse Stone Washed Dress ($9458) from the F/W 12 collection. 

  • Lidia Metelskaya
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    Lidia Metelskaya

    What makes this Ulyana Sergeenko dress (on right) so elegant? A nipped waist and puffed sleeves offer a ladylike silhouette.

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