The Difference Between Runway & Street Style

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"Fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself."
Oscar de la Renta

Whether you dress to impress or to feel comfortable in your own clothes, personal style is one of the best and oldest forms of self-expression in the world. Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta knew the difference despite being entrenched in the fashion industry for the bulk of his career. The runway can only go so far as to suggest trends, but it's up to you to create your own style.


Play with the sliders below to see these trends transform from runway looks to celeb street styles before your very eyes.

a bold blazer

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Rihanna rocks this loud blazer as a singular piece.

a dressed-up sneaker

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Kendall Jenner wears a flowy, ruffled pink romper with white sneakers. Is she dressing up the sneakers or dressing down the romper?

a rockin' choker

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Vanessa Hudgens layers a thick black choker with more statement jewelry.

a mommy-and-me outfit

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Kim Kardashian West and her daughter North West stomp the streets in these matching sequined dresses.

a wide-legged pant

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Blake Lively struts through New York in these gorgeous green wide cropped pants.

a full suit

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Cara Delevingne wears an oversized head-to-toe plaid suit, complete with leather boots and a singular ring.

a new-school bomber jacket

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Kristen Stewart heads out in a black bomber jacket with a simple shirt-and-skirt outfit underneath.

a faux animal print

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Cate Blanchett wears a gorgeous mid-length cheetah print jacket with simple colors and jewelry underneath.

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