Karolina Oacik, Nadja N., and Abbey Birden.
Photo: Courtesy of the bloggers Cajmel, Street Princess, and Mice and Unicorns.
We can always grab prom style inspiration from the couture runway shows or from the glossy pages of a magazine, but sometimes the best, most-thoughtful, and straight up COOL looks come straight from the street! We're obsessed with these three ladies who show that prom doesn't have to be about the super duper long dress covered in rhinestones paired with a tight updo and heels you'll probably never wear again. Prom is all about HAVING FUN and getting the most out of your outfit! Wear your hair down, let loose and break all of the fashion rules. C'mon, it's your ONE NIGHT to do whatever you want!
Karolina Oacik of Cajmel
A Poland-based blogger with cute style to boot, Karolina lets her bright red dress be the center of attention in this outfit. She opted for suuuuper classic accessories that don't take away from the dress: a black velvet clutch to add texture, a flower pin for a dash of sweetness, PERFECT black platform pumps that can be worn anywhere, and a rose in her side chignon for a pop of color in her hair. Also, please take a closer look at her updo because it's amazingly braided and INSANE and this girl deserves major props.
Nadja N. of Street Princess
Nadja is a Sweden-based blogger with flair for street culture. We LOVEEEE her daring bright pink '80s-inspired tutu prom dress from Elegant Evenings paired with lavender and white high-top Nike Dunks (it's no wonder her blog is called Street Princess!). With a dress THIS intricate, it's best to keep the accessories at a minimum like she did. She also wore her hair loose and beachy (just like our DIY prom hair guide), which means she doesn't take herself too seriously. And, um, with an outfit like this, there's no WAY she won't be the most fun prom date ever. (Psst! You can also peep her street style on Lookbook!)
Abbey Birden of Mice And Unicorns
Abbey maaaayyyy be the cutest girl from the UK. OK, that's a bit of a stretch, but every time we see a photo of her, we just wanna say, "Awwww!" For her prom look, she paired a pale pink Lipsy London dress (that kind of reminds us of Katy Perry on the Vanity Fair cover) with all UH-MAZING New Look accessories! She personalized her outfit with layered charm necklaces, lace gloves, polka dot tights, a black clutch and black pumps. Abbey kept her bob simple and chic and added a Claire's netted headband for an extra touch of glam. Perfection!
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