Searching for hot new summer looks? Lisa Tant is inspired by the street

I love runway shows as much as any fashion editor but I really get excited by what stylish girls are wearing everyday. Their creativity shines on the pages of FLARE and gives me the most inspiration for more relaxed looks. Here are a handful of my favourites for the coming season:

#1: My new go-to standard is a leather jacket – 24/7 ’round the clock. I love how this one is casually paired with an artistic print dress. I also wear mine over a cocktail dress for summer evening parties.

#2: Here’s another great leather jacket. Snap up one in a caramel shade now and you’ll wear it all fall and winter.

#3: I always look for model / photographer Hanneli Mustaparta when I’m at Fashion Week. The Norwegian stunner always looks fantastic – never fussy and always appropriately dressed with a stylish twist. She doesn’t rely on gimmicky pieces and her accessories are spot-on.

#4: A Chanel bag is the fastest way to add chic to any look. While I’d prefer a simpler black belt with this little white dress, the chain strap on her hands-free bag (summer’s hot bag trend) ties the look together.

#5: And speaking of Chanel. No doubt, Karl Lagerfeld would be amused by this DIY interpretation of the house’s logo. The elaborate necklace is all that’s needed to give it a fashion forward spin. And thank goodness she’s not wearing leggings.

#6: Relaxed, simple and pretty – I love how casual and comfortable yet stylish this look is. At first I thought it was her leather shorts, then again maybe the headband – but really it’s confidence and that always looks good.

#7: The easiest way to update your summer wardrobe is with a long printed skirt. I’d wear this one into fall but styled with a ribbed wool sweater, aviator jacket and boots.

I’ll be back again next week. In the meantime, you can follow me on Twitter.

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